Journalism History Friday 14th 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 Friday 14th October 2022.

Review of UK papers. Broadsheets. FT: ‘Truss ready to rip up tax-cut package … to save premiership’, Telegraph: ‘UK rebukes Macron for ruling out Russia nuclear strike’, Guardian: ‘Truss prepares new mini-budget U-turn’, & Times: ‘Tories plot Sunak and Morduant leadership.’

Review of UK papers. Tabloids. Metro: ‘”I am evil I did this”‘, Mirror: ‘Gary Lineker- Our message to Qatar’, Star: ‘Which wet lettuce will last longer?’, & Sun: ‘Fury as whistler cashes in. Underhand of God.’

Review of UK papers. Middle Markets. i: ‘PM plans tax cut U-turn’, Independent: ‘Nurse accused of murders- “I am evil”‘., Mail: ‘PM has “17 days to save her job”‘, & Express: ‘Tax U-turn on cards in battle to calm markets.’

Review of world papers. New York Times: ‘Prices climb rapidly even as Fed hits brakes’, Global Times: ‘How did CPC lead China from poverty to xiaokang?’ Jerusalem Post: ‘Over 350 anti-Israel incidents on US campuses’ & Times of India: ‘Smoke fills cabin on Spicejet flight.’

Celebration of the history of photojournalism. Early 20th century photograph shows Richard Evelyn Byrd Jr (1888-1957) an American naval officer and explorer boarding a transatlantic liner. Discovered Mount Sidley, largest dormant volcano in Antarctica.

‘Byrd boarding Chantier’, George Bain News Agency Library of Congress, LC-DIG-ggbain-39125 Public Domain

Style Tips. BBC online guide: ‘Abbas, Mahmoud (Palestinian Authority president.) We should call him Mahmoud Abbas alone, unless he is referred to in a quotation as Abu Mazen, when we can use the formula “Mahmoud Abbas, also known as Abu Mazen” to explain.’

BBC Online news style-guide. Entry for Abbas, Mahmoud

Media Law Tips. Gary Lineker ruled by BBC Executive Complaints Unit as breaching impartiality. See: He tweeted to Tory Foreign Secretary: “And her party will hand back their donations from Russian donors?”

BBC Executive Complaints Unit report on complaint about Gary Lineker’s Tweet being consistent with BBC’s requirements on impartiality.

‘Ekaterina Fomina lived her whole life in Moscow. And although the investigative journalist studied for a year abroad, leaving Russia was never her plan.’ See: &

‘Investigative journalist of the Ukrainian Pravda online publication Mykhailo Tkach has been hit by a car at a pedestrian crossing in Kyiv.’ See: &

‘Gary Lineker has been found guilty for the first time of breaking the BBC’s impartiality rules after tweeting his views on the Conservative Party.’ See: &

‘Channel 4 accused of using artwork by genocidal dictator Adolf Hitler as a ‘prop’ for an ‘utterly sick’ entertainment show called Art Trouble set to debut later this month.’ See: &

‘Former ITV Chair says “the public service broadcasting system is undoubtedly facing an existential threat”’ See: &

‘Turkey is certainly heading towards the likes of China & Russia with its new information bill- the view of a watchdog group of media & human rights groups on fact finding mission.’ See: &

French Newspapers

In France Le Monde says ‘L’exécutuf piégé par la crise des carburants’ (The executive is trapped by the fuel crisis), and the left wing Libération also reports on ‘Grèves- L’essence fait tache d’huile.’ L’Express magazine features the Chinese premier on its front cover : ‘Chine- Le grand bond en arrière.’

Le nouvel Economiste highlights ‘Un nouveau monde Économique se dessine’, and the regional Sud Ouest continues on the struggling economy them with the headline ‘Sale temps pour les enterprises’ (Bad times for businesses). Le Parisien is looking to the weekend with the angle on PSG- ‘Avis de tempête’ and whether the petrol shortage means ‘Les vacances compromises.’

Guardian reports: ‘Daphne Caruana Galizia: brothers admit murder on first day of trial. George and Alfred Degiorgio plead guilty to killing Maltese journalist in 2017 car-bomb assassination.’ See:

Simon Jenkins writes for the Guardian: ‘Only proper online regulation can stop poisonous conspiracists like Alex Jones.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Molly Russell coroner calls for review of children’s social media access. Andrew Walker’s report says government should consider separate platforms for adults and children.’ See:

North American newspapers

In Canada, The National Post says the government has a tough task to justify use of the Emergencies Act and the headline is: ’The key question: Was there a threat to national security?’  Meanwhile The Globe and Mail reports ‘Core inflation rises in the U.S. with the Fed poised to hike rates.’ This paper also reports on the enquiry into the use of the Emergencies Act to shut down convoy protests.

In the U.S. the Washington Post reports the ‘Jan. 6 panel votes to subpoena Trump’ and highlights ‘For soldiers in Ukraine’ there is a ‘war of mental attrition.’ The Wall Street Journal headlines ‘Core inflation revs to new high and U.S. stocks surge in sharp reversal.

The Boston Globe also leads on ‘Jan. 6 committee votes to subpoena Trump’ and ‘Inflation still running wild despite hopes it had peaked.’ The Miami Herald reports on the Parkland school shooter being spared the death penalty and quoting relatives of his victims saying ‘Jurors let us down.’ USA Today Weekend mirrors the coverage of other papers with the headlines: ‘Panel demands Trump testimony under oath’, but with a more optimistic view of the economy: ‘Inflation is easing but still stubborn.’

Press Gazette Stories

‘Rugby star Gareth Thomas on media portrayal of HIV and tabloid blackmail allegations.’ See:

”A massive editorial operation’: How planning paid off for PA and Reuters coverage of Queen’s death.’ See:

‘Top 50 news sites in the US in September: BBC and Mail Online among top three fastest-growing.’ See:

Hold The Front Page Stories

‘Journalists at a city weekly scooped two prizes at their publisher’s new awards. National World held its inaugural Editorial Excellence Awards on Thursday night, with a total of 15 honours handed down.’ See:

‘Journalists have been denied the right to name a former police officer accused of having sex while on duty. The identity of the ex-officer has been kept secret from the Oxford Mail and other news organisations.’ See:

‘A regional publisher’s investigations boss says he is working to bring an “untouchable” high-profile living sex offender to justice. Mark Williams-Thomas at Newsquest, says he has “done everything” to try and get the man prosecuted.’ See:

‘A new project in Glasgow highlighting the work of independent local news publishers is set to be launched as part of a Google-funded project.’ See:

‘A photojournalist who wrote a “cancer diary” for a regional daily after a terminal diagnosis has died aged 80. Maurice Gray wrote the regular piece about dealing with his illness.’ See:

‘A new journalist landed an explosive story just days into his job after his street was evacuated by police. Alex Bowen, a newly-recruited community reporter at the Cambrian News, was able to be first on the scene of the evacuation.’ See:

‘More than 250 readers have offered to help organise a birthday party for a terminally ill four-year-old thanks to a regional daily. Yorkshire Post head of engagement Daniel Sheridan was inundated with offers.’ See:

Montage of world newspaper 14th October 2022

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