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ITV's Joshua Stokes shortlisted for RTS award

A journalist working on the Isle of Man has been nominated for an award by the Royal Television Society.

Joshua Stokes, from Granada Reports ITV, has been shortlisted in the 'Emerging Young Talent of the Year' category at the Journalism Awards 2024.

He is nominated for his special report 'Summerland: The Forgotten Disaster' which focused on the 50th anniversary of the devastating fire at the Summerland leisure centre.

The blaze killed 50 people and injured around 80.

Joshua will be going up against Channel 4's Yousef Hammash and Ruben Reuter in the category.

Adrian Wells, chair of the RTS Television Journalism Awards, said: "It has been an extraordinary year for broadcast journalism and the RTS is looking forward to recognising the achievements of the media industry in the United Kingdom.

"Journalists have excelled in bringing attention to important issues and events across the UK and also internationally where conflict has tragically defined the year."

The ceremony will take place on 28 February and will be hosted by Good Morning Britain’s Susanna Reid at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

To mark Josh's success, ITV has launched the documentary on its ITVX platform today (Thursday 1 February).

You can watch the full programme HERE.

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