Sky News wins three RTS awards, including news channel of the year | UK News

Sky News was named News Channel of the Year at the Royal Television Society Awards and also won two other categories.

It is the fifth time in a row that Sky News has won the channel award.

Sky News content director Cristina Nicolotti Squires called it a “great honour”.

Announcing the award, RTS said “the jury agreed that the winning channel – while doing its normal good job of reporting breaking news – had been particularly innovative in other ways. It emphasizes the data journalism and its dedicated coverage of climate change stood out in particular”. .

Sky News also won the News Technology award for using technology in “ambitious and original ways” for Climate Live – which covered the COP26 summit in Glasgow last November.

And Sky’s Dean Massey was named Cameraman of the Year for his “skills in composition, color and innovative footage production”.

Among the nominees was Sky’s chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay, who was in the Network Television Journalist of the Year category for his coverage last summer of the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan and the evacuation of thousands of Afghans .

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People and politics correspondent Nick Martin has been nominated for Business Journalist of the Year for his reporting on the COVID pandemic.

Sky News was also nominated in the Breaking News category for its coverage of the murder of Tory MP Sir David Amess, and in the Current Affairs International category for its reporting on the withdrawal from Kabul.

The RTS Awards, for both news and current affairs, aim to recognize creative and excellent journalism from organizations whose broadcasts are transmitted on a UK-based platform or who create online video content at from a UK production base.