Sky News, BBC News 24 and Al Jazeera all featured in the Royal Television Society Television Journalism Awards 2006/07 last night.
Sky News won the News Channel of the Year Award for a record sixth time with the RTS judges commending the channel as “highly polished and outstanding in their coverage of domestic and human interest stories.”
Sky News’ Asia Correspondent Alex picked up the Television Journalist of the Year award while Sky News.com, Martin Stanford’s nightly round up of news from the internet, received the innovation award.
Al Jazeera English’s Hamish MacDonald was recognised as the Young Journalist of the Year. Kuala Lumpur-based MacDonald was commended by the judges for his confident and unique style, and was praised for his courageous coverage of the street protests in Malaysia.
BBC Business Editor Robert Peston’s report on the banking crisis at the Northern Rock on BBC News 24 and BBC One was the Scoop of the Year. “This exclusive was not the result of some authorised leak but come from one journalist following a hunch that something was up and tracking down the truth through contacts and commitment,” said the judges.