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Sky News nominated for 11 RTS Television Journalism Awards

27/01/2022

Sky News has been nominated for 11 awards at the 2022 RTS Television Journalism Awards including the prestigious Channel of the Year which it has won for the last four years.

John Ryley, Head of Sky News, said: We're immensely proud that our trustworthy journalism and talented teams have been recognised with 11 nominations at the RTS Awards including Channel of the Year. Their dedication to impartial reporting plays a critical role in helping inform audiences in an uncertain world.

Among the nominations, Specialist correspondent Stuart Ramsay has been shortlisted for the acclaimed Journalist of the Year title and the International Current Affairs award for his eyewitness reporting from Afghanistan. Ramsay, who reported live from Kabul as the Taliban entered the city, was the recipient of the international news award in 2021 for his powerful storytelling from hospitals in Italy at the height of the pandemic. In the last 12 months he has also reported from Brazil on the global climate crisis and from Ukraine as tensions build with Russia.

Sky News' Digital output has received a nomination for its Investigates series where, using data and forensic journalism, the team dissect news stories as the event unfolded in real time such as the storming of Wembley Stadium for the Euros Final. The Investigates series also covered the killing of Zin Ko Ko Zaw at protests in Myanmar which has been viewed more than a million times.

While Home Editor Jason Farrell's harrowing interview with his friend Nevres Kemal, who's daughter's body was violated by necrophile David Fuller is in the running for Interview of the Year.

Also, a winner in 2021, Nick Martin has again been nominated for Specialist Journalist of the Year for his coverage of the impact of the covid-19 on communities.

There are also nominations for Sky News' Breaking News Coverage of the tragic killing of MP Sir David Amess; Daily News Programme of the year for News at Ten; Camera Operator of the Year Dean Massey, News Technology for Climate Live and a Young Talent nod for Mickey Carroll for her work on The Daily Climate Show as well as the original digital films Off Limits.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony on Wednesday 23 February 2022.

Sky News nominations:

Breaking New Coverage: The Killing of Sir David Amess Sky News

Camera Operator of the Year: Dean Massey Sky News

Digital: Sky News Investigates Sky News

Network Daily News Programme of the Year: News at Ten Sky News

Interview of the Year: Nevres Kemal by Jason Farrell Sky News

Journalist of the Year: Stuart Ramsay Sky News

Current Affairs International: Collapse: Retreat from Afghanistan Sky News

Channel of the Year: Sky News

News Technology: Climate Live Sky News

Specialist journalist of the Year: Nick Martin Sky News

Young talent: Mickey Carroll Sky News

Sky News is available to all free of charge via Sky TV channel 501, Freeview 132, and the live international streaming service on Sky News mobile and website as well as 24-hour breaking news coverage and analysis across our social channels.

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About Sky

Sky is Europe's leading media and entertainment company and is proud to be part of Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. Across six countries, Sky connects 23 million customers to the best entertainment, sports, news, arts and to our own award-winning original content.

Following the launch of Sky Glass, we now offer customers our strongest ever line-up of products and services. As well as the new streaming TV with Sky inside and everything integrated, customers can enjoy the award-winning Sky Q with all your favourite channels and apps in one place, and with Sky Go you can now access an even better experience on your devices. Sky TV has new channels, new shows and new deals with Peacock, Paramount+ and more. Sky Mobile was voted Best Pay Monthly and Best Value Pay Monthly network by Uswitch, and with Sky Broadband we're offering our fastest speeds yet.

Building on the success of Sky Originals like Chernobyl, Gangs of London and Brassic, we are doubling our investment in original content by 2024 through Sky Studios. Our new TV and movie studio, Sky Studios Elstree, is expected to create over 2,000 new jobs and generate an additional 3 billion of production investment in the UK over the first five years alone. Sky News provides impartial and trustworthy journalism for free; Sky Arts is the UKs only dedicated free-to-air arts channel making the arts accessible for everyone and Sky Sports, our leading sports broadcasting service, brings customers some of the biggest and best global sporting events from the Premier League to Formula 1 and everything in-between. Sky Cinema is the home of Sky Original films with brand new films launching every month alongside an unrivalled range of the latest cinema releases and on demand library.

We believe that we can be a force for good in the communities in which we operate. We're committed to being Europe's first net zero carbon entertainment company by 2030 and we're proud to be a Principal Partner and Media Partner of COP26 - the UN Climate Change Conference. We take pride in our approach to diversity and inclusion: we've been recognised by The Times and Stonewall for our commitment to diversity, and we've set ambitious 2025 targets to continue to increase diversity and representation. We're also committed to investing 30million across our markets over the next three years to improve our approach to diversity and inclusion, and to tackle racial injustice.
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