Journalism History Wednesday 12th October 2022

Daily review of UK and world papers, celebration of the history of photojournalism, media law and style-guide tips and global journalism stories for Wednesday 12th October 2022

Review of UK papers. Broadsheets. Guardian: ‘Power giants to face windfall tax after all as Truss delivers U-turn’, Times: ‘Threat to pensions as Bank cuts support’, FT: ‘Russia visit. UAE reaches out to Putin’, Telegraph: ‘Sterling falls as Bank pulls plug on pension help.’

Review of UK papers. Middle Markets. Last night Evening Standard: ‘Met Chief’s war on sex predators’, i: ‘Truss bids to silence rebels with cap on energy profits’, Express: ‘King demands coronations to reflect costs crisis’, Mail: ‘Now move bank holiday for the coronation!’

Review of UK papers. Tabloids. Mirror: ‘Bulger mum’s plea to PM ‘Don’t let James’s killer walk free’, Star: ‘Fake astronaut tricks woman out of £27k to rescue him from space’, Metro: ‘National Gridiots. Lights left blazing at Power HQ’ & Sun: ‘Brueckner’s 5 new sex charges.’

Review of world papers. Jerusalem Post: ‘Israel-Lebanon reach historic maritime deal’, Global Times: ‘G7 to fuel crisis with more military support to Ukraine’, Hindu: ‘IMF cuts India’s growth forecast to 6.8% this year’ & Star SA: ‘Father to disown “prostitute killer.”‘

Celebration of photojournalism history. Magnificent early perspective photograph from the top of the tower on the Brooklyn Bridge sometime between 1907 and 1915. See: Now 4-10,000 people walk the Brooklyn Bridge per day!

Brooklyn Bridge from one of its towers taken by George Bain news agency photographer early 20th Century. US Library of Congress. LC-USZ62-59956. Public Domain.

Style Tips. Usage & Abusage on ‘much and many. Do not use the former where the latter is idiomatic as in ‘As much as twenty members have resigned; many is the word for separables, for units, for entities. Weseen cites the absurd much clothes for many clothes..’

Media Law Tips. ‘Statement in open court before Mr Justice Nicklin in Dr Erica Smith v Dr Christopher Backhouse, following acceptance of a Part 36 offer of nearly £50,000. Guardian report…/former-ucl-academic-to-pay… & See:…/statement-in-open-court-in…/ 5RB report

‘CHR has expressed concern after TV5 journalist Ed Lingao & host Lourd de Veyra were threatened – only weeks after fatal ambush of Filipino radio journalist Percival “Percy Lapid” Mabasa.’ See: &

‘The United Nations have concluded that Morocco’s detention of opposition journalist Soulaimane Raissouni is “arbitrary” and called for his immediate release.’ See: &

‘It must be the start of party season as the media were out with the politicians at Bloomberg’s Tate Modern party last night and a private viewing of the new Cézanne exhibition.’ See:

‘When Las Vegas journalist Jeff German was murdered his colleagues at Las Vegas Review-Journal had to cover the story while suffering the terrible loss of one of their co-workers.’ See: &

“‘People don’t read the paper for a journalist’s opinion’ and few ‘care about their opinion per se’; ‘reporting is the most important function.'” See: &

‘A lively debate has started after an NBC reporter wrote about the detailed support Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman needed to carry out a sit down interview with her.’ See: &

‘Coalition of journalism, press freedom & human rights groups will carry out a three-day visit to Turkey this week.’ See: &

Guardian reports: ‘The Sun faces fresh claims of phone hacking during Rebekah Brooks era. Eight individuals have legal cases against tabloid alleging wrongdoing including when Brooks was editor.’ See:

US Newspapers 12th October 2022

The Boston Globe reports that a ‘better missile defence’ is being sought for Ukraine. The LA Times reveals that a protest anthem has ‘Iran singing.’ The Washington Post headlines with the news that ‘G-7 vows to sustain military aid to Ukraine’ and ‘Trump’s legal fees burn up PAC cash.’ The New York Times reports ‘Nato chief urges allies to expand Ukraine arsenal’ and the Wall Street Journal displays a cremation image with the headline ‘Victims of Thailand massacre are mourned’ along with the other front page story on ‘Proposal aims to regulate gig workers.’ USA Today has a front page story about ‘Schools failing to meet Latino students’ needs.’

Press Gazette reports: ‘Ofcom opens second investigation into GB News’ Mark Steyn show vaccine claims.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘Italy’s biggest newspaper pays ‘substantial sum’ in libel compensation to British financier over Vatican embezzlement accusations.’ See:

PA Media & Press Gazette report: “Reach ‘levelling up’ advertorials for Govt banned by ASA after being found ‘not obviously identifiable as marketing.'” See:

French Newspapers 12th October 2022

Le Monde reports that on the fuel depot strikes, a worried government has decided to raise its tone ‘Carburants: incite, le government hausse le ton’ and there is a picture of civilian destruction in Ukraine with the headline: ‘“Poutine veut nous terroriser, mais nous n’avons plus peur.”’ The petrol shortage crisis through strike action in France is the main theme on the front pages of many papers across the country- ‘La Fracture automobile’ says La Croix, ‘Carburants- Le plain de tensions’ declares Libération, La Dépêche du Midi reports ‘La France à sec: “Ça suffit!” La Voix Du Nord reports ‘Après le système D, les réquisitions.’ Sud Ouest is preoccupied with the lessons to be learned from a fire at du parking des Salinières, and Le Parisien asks the question ‘Qui cont les extrémistes de la grève?’

Hold The Front Page Reports: ‘Young regional journalists are being encouraged to enter an award which comes with a four-figure cash prize. The Orwell Society and National Union of Journalists have launched their Young Journalist’s Award for 2023, which aims to reward young writers “whose work is judged to honour [George] Orwell’s writing both in form and in subject matter”.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘Law Column: The [court reporting] Times They Are A-Changin. 4th edition of “Reporting Restrictions in the Criminal Courts” has been published.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A weekly newspaper has vowed to help its readers deal with what it has dubbed the “cost-of-surviving crisis.” The Camden News Journal has run a special edition on the issue, featuring 14 pages of coverage.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: “Outgoing columnist takes aim at ‘keyboard warriors’ after ‘offensive’ tweet storm.” See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A leading regional daily has launched a new “premium” paid-for service for its online readers in a fresh attempt to monetise its digital offering. The Manchester Evening News has announced the launch of its new MEN Premium app.’ See:

Montage of newspapers from around the world 12th October 2022

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