ITN Receives 14 RTS Awards Nominations

ITN has scooped 14 nominations in this year’s Royal Television Society (RTS) Journalism Awards.

Channel 4 News received nine nominations across a range of categories, including the prestigious Programme of the Year Award, Home and International Coverage, and individual categories for Young Journalist, TV Journalist, Specialist Journalist and Presenter of the Year.

ITV News produced by ITN received four nominations including International Coverage, Presenter of the Year, Young Journalist and Nations & Regions News Programme for ITV London Tonight. The regional news programme category sees all three nominations for regional ITV News programmes.

In addition, the already highly-acclaimed Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields by ITN Productions is shortlisted in the International Current Affairs category.

John Hardie, CEO at ITN, said: “2011 saw exceptional journalism right across ITN at home and abroad in an extraordinary news year. The spread of nominations for our national news, regional news and current affairs output shows the breadth of our high-quality journalism and production.”

The RTS Journalism Awards celebrate creative and excellent journalism in UK news and current affairs.

The awards ceremony, to be hosted by ITV News at Ten’s Mark Austin, will take place on Wednesday 22 February at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

Notes to Editors

The full list of ITN nominations is:

Television Journalist – Alex Thomson, Channel 4 News

Home Coverage – The Riots, Channel 4 News

International Coverage – Misrata, ITV News; Japan, Channel 4 News

Programme of the Year – Channel 4 News

Nations and Regions Programme of the Year – London Tonight

Presenter of the Year – Jon Snow, Channel 4 News; Mark Austin, ITV News

Specialist Journalist – Faisal Islam, Channel 4 News

Young Journalist – Rohit Kachroo, ITV News; Tim Lawton, Channel 4 News

International Current Affairs – Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields, ITN Productions

Camera Operator – Stuart Webb, Channel 4 News

Independent Award – Jamal Osman, Channel 4 News

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