Broadcast journalism might never have gone away, but it’s enjoyed a resurgence in recent years as a result of new, disruptive channels emerging and news publishers moving into radio. While people’s news consumption habits have also changed, broadcast journalism has kept up with the pace of those changes.
People are increasingly drawn to commentary and opinion rather than traditional news, with the growing popularity of US-style ‘talk shows’ reflective of this shift in preference. Even if the viewing figures aren’t always the highest, the ubiquitous and momentary clip, propelled by social media, has meant that broadcast journalism is arguably more relevant than ever. And within that, there are always new faces rising the ranks and providing us with the latest breaking news or insightful analysis on our screens.
Our shortlisted nominees for the ‘Up-and-Coming Broadcast Journalist of the Year’ award span the breadth of traditional news outlets and new digital platforms; they include individuals who have demonstrated an unwavering dedication to their craft, an unrelenting pursuit of truth, and an unparalleled ability to connect with audiences through the power of broadcast media.
The winners will be announced at Pagefield’s autumn drinks reception on Tuesday 28th November. The five shortlisted nominees are:
Mhari Aurora – Politics and Business Correspondent at Sky News
Mhari has made an impressive transition to broadcast journalism from digital. Mhari’s analysis of Rishi Sunak’s mini-reshuffle, particularly Grant Shapps’s appointment as defence secretary, has stood out. Her general attention to detail and balanced reporting have shown her to be an excellent broadcaster who can clearly explain difficult topics to her audience.
Jasmine Cameron-Chileshe – Political Reporter at ITV News
Having recently moved to broadcast from The Financial Times, Jasmine is fast becoming a familiar face in Westminster. Her engaging reports follow all things politics – from cabinet reshuffles to insider speculation on the fate of HS2.
Charlie Peters – Presenter of ‘GB News Investigates’, the broadcaster’s investigative brand.
Charlie knows his audience well, creating investigative packages that capture the zeitgeist of the moment. His clear dedication to interviews and investigations shows his ability to produce highly original and captivating reporting.
Charlotte Ivers – formerly Political Correspondent at Times Radio
Despite now being a staff writer and columnist at The Times and Sunday Times, Charlotte is well known for her ability to engage younger audiences with original and entertaining commentary. Charlotte can always find a new or challenging angle that encourages her audience to consider stories in a different light.
Oli Dugmore – Head of News and Politics at JOE.co.uk
Oli’s work is credited with bringing political issues to new audiences. He has developed a fresh perspective on news reporting and has created a strong brand amongst younger people. Oli’s thoughtful, but also provocative, interviews demonstrate the effectiveness of JOE’s relentless focus on young people.
Find out more about this year’s judges who had the challenging task of reviewing an array of exceptional nominees.