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Updates from Maritime Film UK’s Rob White, TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years’ experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN

The 2014 Maritime Media Awards Part 1

06 November 2014

The Maritime Foundation’s big night – the annual Desmond Wettern Maritime Media Awards, set up in memory of the best naval correspondent that we’ve ever had (or as things are going) are ever likely to have. But wait! I take it back right away. Because the winner of our top journalism award is a young reporter called Sam Bannister of ‘The News’ in Portsmouth (see picture) who turned in a cracking series for his paper while at sea with HMS Dragon. A triple achievement – because as a reporter you don’t just have to write good reports, you also have to lobby your editors to get sent on such a trip, and then lobby again to get the space you need for your story. Same thing in TV news. So Sam sure earned his award. Coming up in next blog entry – more prizes…

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About Rob

Rob is a TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years of experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN, in news, factual and documentary production. He is a four-time award winner, whose awards include a coveted Royal Television Society award for his work on Channel 4 News. His association with the Maritime Foundation goes back to 1995 when he won the first Desmond Wettern Maritime Media Award for a series of reports that led to a major documentary on the loss of the bulk carrier Derbyshire.

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