Autumn 2020 marked ITN’s 65th anniversary on air. At this pivotal moment in our world and industry’s history, we hosted a ten-week festival of news and content to provoke debate about the future of journalism and TV production. Each week we published features, clips and columns from ITN's on- and off-screen talent, as well as industry figures, that asked what we can learn from our experience and look at the opportunities for the next generation of journalists and content creators. This site is home to the 65 stories we have published to mark our 65 years.

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ITN News

  • Serving the public through news

  • Reflections of an ITN Prodigal Son

  • News during Covid: keeping audiences engaged

  • Reassessing the pace of change

  • Keeping Jeremy Vine talking during lockdown

  • Confronting inequality

  • Bringing power to the people

  • Broadcast journalism still matters

  • Changes in law could shape future news coverage

ITN News

  • ITV New Brexit

    Serving the public through news

    2020-12-04T12:31:00+00:00

    Tracing ITN’s 65-year history has reaffirmed its public service core, says departing chief executive Anna Mallett

  • Chris shaw 1

    Reflections of an ITN Prodigal Son

    2020-12-04T11:59:00+00:00

    As Chris Shaw prepares to mark a decade in his third stint at ITN, he looks at the company which has moulded his professional life

  • BJ before he was admitted to hospital

    News during Covid: keeping audiences engaged

    2020-12-03T09:25:00+00:00

    ITV News’ head of newsgathering Andrew Dagnell on engaging audiences, reporting on the pandemic and preserving spirits in the office

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    Reassessing the pace of change

    2020-12-02T11:31:00+00:00

    Predicting the post-coronavirus future is hard but lockdown has challenged our received wisdom about content and audiences, says Ian Rumsey

  • JV

    Keeping Jeremy Vine talking during lockdown

    2020-12-01T16:33:00+00:00

    The team behind C5’s daytime show reveal how they have adapted and found new ways of working

  • Ria Chatterjee

    Confronting inequality

    2020-12-01T09:17:00+00:00

    It’s by showing empathy and building trust that communities share their battle scars and fears says ITV News London reporter Ria Chatterjee

  • TC REporting from Downing Street

    Bringing power to the people

    2020-11-30T16:02:00+00:00

    C5 News’ chief correspondent Tessa Chapman spotlights the challenge of capturing the everyday under Covid conditions

  • KGM Detering Democ

    Broadcast journalism still matters

    2020-11-30T13:48:00+00:00

    Strong TV journalism is absolutely vital in an age of digital disruption and difficult political discourse, says Krishnan Guru-Murthy

  • Johnny Depp

    Changes in law could shape future news coverage

    2020-11-26T15:07:00+00:00

    Keeping abreast of these changes might just avert a major problem for employers and individuals alike, says ITN’s John Battle

  • John Whittingdale

    A bastion of British broadcasting

    2020-11-24T08:00:00+00:00

    ITN is a shining example of a British television success story and will remain vital to the health of the sector in the future, says John Whittingdale

  • Debi Edward report 1

    Flying to the epicentre

    2020-11-23T17:27:00+00:00

    Scoops: in the last in our series of extracts from ITV News’ collection of 59 specially commissioned essays, Debi Edward describes how she reported a new virus emerging from China

  • Matt Frei Paris Attacks

    The politics of war reporting

    2020-11-23T17:26:00+00:00

    Scoops: from reporting amid a terror attack in Paris to the conflict in East Timor, walking towards the action is now part of a journalist’s role, says Matt Frei

  • Screenshot 2020-11-18 at 11.08.31

    Up close and personal: The challenges of covering Biden’s Victory

    2020-11-23T17:23:00+00:00

    Covid-19 restrictions challenged reporters looking to get under the skin of voters in the US election, but the emotion was plain to see

  • CBI Gallery

    Pandemic production: and we’re live

    2020-11-19T13:54:00+00:00

    Our digital conferences have proven we can reimagine how to deliver news and debate, says Elizabeth Fisher-Robins

  • Anil Douglas at his desk

    A day in the life of a senior edit technician

    2020-11-18T16:38:00+00:00

    Post-production puts together the building blocks from which creative endeavours can bloom, says ITN’s Anil Douglas

  • Paul Brand

    When Paul met the politicians

    2020-11-17T15:41:00+00:00

    Getting Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn to abandon the script and offer a soundbite that turns an interview into a story

  • KC inquest 2

    Kevin Clarke’s inquest: seeing the full picture

    2020-11-17T10:03:00+00:00

    Comment: I would speak out in open court again to highlight how important footage from police body cameras can be to telling the full story, says Steph Davies.

  • Diana's funeral

    ITN News in the ‘90s: The death of Princess Diana

    2020-11-17T10:00:00+00:00

    Nigel Dacre recalls the night reports came in that the People’s Princess had been killed in a car crash in Paris

  • Patrick on c4N

    The power of kindness can enact change

    2020-11-12T15:09:00+00:00

    Channel 4 News allowed me to send my message of anti-racism across the world, says Patrick Hutchinson

  • Images MJ feature

    The blueprint for a digital age

    2020-11-12T10:52:00+00:00

    ITV News director of news Michael Jermey says committing to digitalisation, diversity & safeguarding broadcast values will drive future success

  • Blackburn

    When Clare met the great British public

    2020-11-10T14:47:00+00:00

    Art of the interview: the vox pop is the unrecognised gem, as we can learn more about the world from the public than politicians, says Clare Fallon

  • Robin Elias

    Remembering lost colleagues: Terry Lloyd, Fred Nerac and Hussein Osman

    2020-11-10T14:45:00+00:00

    Comment: Ex-ITV News managing editor Robin Elias recalls the terrible day in Basra, and a moving return trip to Iraq

  • gaby liberating Konduz

    Remembering lost colleagues: Gaby Rado

    2020-11-10T14:45:00+00:00

    Comment: In 2003, Channel 4 News tragically lost distinguished foreign affairs correspondent Gaby Rado, who fell from a hotel roof in Iraq. Alex Thomson remembers his former colleague and friend

  • Charlie Adiya

    A day in the life of an ITV News floor manager

    2020-11-09T13:51:00+00:00

    Behind the Scenes: collaboration and variety keep the job exciting every day, says Charlie Adiya

  • Victoria Macdonald image 3

    Covid-19: the story that impacts us all

    2020-11-04T17:01:00+00:00

    Scoops: reporters usually tell stories through a lens, but coronavirus is personal to everyone, says Victoria Macdonald

  • Lindsey Hilsum doing PTC with Kipsigis warriors, during post election violence in Kenya

    Don’t take democracy for granted

    2020-11-03T10:07:00+00:00

    Comment: Western democracies are fragile and elections must be wary of violence and demagoguery, says Lindsey Hilsum

  • Sadiq Khan from ITV Nl 21 September

    Covering the capital comprehensively

    2020-11-03T09:50:00+00:00

    As Covid generates a scrutiny of regional approaches, ITV News London must provide a detailed local perspective, says Hannah Emerson-Thomas

  • Michael Jermey 2020

    ITV: the evolution of the newsroom

    2020-11-02T10:26:00+00:00

    ITV news and current affairs director Michael Jermey looks back at the pioneering journalism that created a formidable force in broadcast news

  • Unknown

    Forensic filmmaking: reinventing true crime

    2020-10-30T11:53:00+00:00

    The rigorous journalism and care for contributors that underpins true crime programming ensures they really hit the mark, says Nathaniel Lippiett

  • Nigel Dacre Last day of News at Ten 1999

    ITN News in the 90s: a decade of big news and innovation

    2020-10-29T16:41:00+00:00

    Comment: the 1990s was an incredible decade for the news business, but the ITN ‘formula’ for success remains the same, says Nigel Dacre

  • Trump

    Postcard from Florida: Trump’s last-ditch gamble

    2020-10-22T12:27:00+01:00

    Donald Trump’s return to the campaign trail could represent the moment he lost his re-election bid, says Robert Moore

  • Cummings

    When Minnie met Cummings

    2020-10-20T15:08:00+01:00

    Doorstepping Boris Johnson’s advisor after his lockdown trip to Durham required skills I’d learned on the red carpet, says Minnie Stephenson

  • Rachel Younger in Merseyside

    Policing the lockdown

    2020-10-20T09:35:00+01:00

    Rachel Younger recalls the strange novelty of following Merseyside police officers patrolling the streets during the early days of lockdown

  • funeral - mary

    How we handled the Queen Mother’s passing

    2020-10-19T15:27:00+01:00

    Striking the right tone on our coverage of a royal death taught me much about broadcast news I still remember today, says Mary Nightingale

  • Deterring Democracy

    Deterring democracy: making the case for news

    2020-10-16T10:36:00+01:00

    Our scoop on black voter suppression highlights why the need for independent investigative journalism has never been stronger, says Ben de Pear

  • Olly Stroud

    Post-production in lockdown: excitement and challenges

    2020-10-16T09:58:00+01:00

    The cultural changes to our working lives that lockdown brought will remain forever, says Olly Strous

  • Nina 4

    When Nina met Meryl – and Tom and George and Britney

    2020-10-13T10:50:00+01:00

    Art of the interview: Capturing A-listers’ attention requires tenacity, patience and a little bit of cheek, says Nina Nannar

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    Developing: a different world

    2020-10-12T12:03:00+01:00

    Behind the scenes: Covid has forced development teams to replace blue-sky thinking with practicality and feasibility, but ambitious projects are beginning to make a comeback

  • RH Report 3

    Uncovering a scandal

    2020-10-12T11:23:00+01:00

    Scoops: ITV News producer Roohi Hasan was determined to understand why Covid-19 had a disproportionate affect on black, Asian and minority ethnic NHS staff

  • Catherine Jones, Health Correspondent 5 News

    Helping women find their voice

    2020-10-06T16:13:00+01:00

    Comment: the global pandemic has given news broadcasters a unique chance to feature more female experts in their coverage, says Catherine Jones of 5 News