“This is journalism of the highest calibre – a world-class scoop and world-class storytelling”
ITV News & ITN for ITV
ITV News beat the US at its own game with its fly-on-thewall reporting on the storming of the US Capitol in January 2021. Less than three hours after Washington correspondent Robert Moore crossed the threshold of Congress with the mob, News At Ten broadcast a seven-minute report from the heart of the protest.
This is in-the-moment reporting of the highest order, a raw and visceral dispatch that captures the chaos of the scenes in real-time.
As the only TV crew embedded within the violently anti-media crowd, the success of Moore, producer Sophie Alexander and cameraman Mark Davey in capturing the protest from the frontline was celebrated as a ‘David versus Goliath’ triumph by NBC News president Deborah Turness.
Our judges agreed, with one describing it as “extraordinary on-the-scene journalism of the highest calibre – a world-class scoop and world-class storytelling”.
Moore and his team delivered nothing less than a permanent visual record of a historic event, which has influenced dozens of court cases involving the protestors. Their method of embedded news reporting will long be studied in newsrooms and journalism schools alike.
“ITN was at the heart of history and this is something that will be shown time and time again,” said our judges. “This is newsgathering at its best.”
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