Sky News wins News Channel of the Year at RTS journalism awards

Sky News was named News Channel of the Year for the sixth year running at Royal Television Society Television Journalism Awards 2023.

The channel was praised for its coverage of Ukraine alongside Sky News host Stuart Ramsay who won Network Television Journalist of the year.

Judges awarded the news provider for its “impressive range of coverage, strong presentation, creative production and showed a commitment to reporting the issues that matter most to the audience beyond daily events.”

The organisation was also prized with RTS Special Award in partnership with the BBC, ITN and PA, recognising its contribution to the advancement of video journalism during the awards year for the ‘Cameras in Courts’ campaign which secured access to the Crown Courts for the first-time last year.

While, BBC lead the pack, taking home 11 wins across both news and current affairs, including Network Daily News Programme of the Year for BBC News at Ten and Network Presenter of the Year which was awarded to Clive Myrie. With ITV picking up five gongs, including, Current Affairs – Home for ‘The Crossing’ and Nations and Regions News which was awarded for coverage of the Manchester Arena Inquiry.

“In these uncertain times it has never been more important to champion fact-led, impartial reporting, and we’re proud that Sky News has been recognised for this by winning News Channel of the Year for a phenomenal sixth year in a row,” said John Ryley, head of Sky News.

Simon Bucks, chair, RTS Television Journalism Awards, added: “In an incredibly busy year for news, the quality of entries was exceptional; probably the best I can remember for many years.  In several categories the judges agreed that many of the entries would be a worthy winner. And although Ukraine was undoubtedly the dominant story, it is gratifying that plenty of other important topics – U.K. and international – are represented among the nominations and winners.”

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