Journalism History Monday 24th 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 Monday 24th October 2022.

Review of UK papers. Broadsheets. Independent: ‘Sunak poised to be PM’, Times: ‘Sunak set for No 10 as Johnson quits race’, Guardian: ‘Johnson- “Not the right time”‘, & Telegraph: ‘Sunak set to become PM as Johnson pulls out.’

Review of UK papers. Tabloids. Metro: ‘Boris has bottled it’, Sun: ‘Bojo- It’s a no’, Mirror: ‘Sunak set for power’, and Star: ‘They Sphinx it’s all over…’

Review of UK papers. Middle Markets. Socialist/Communist Morning Star: ‘Here we go again’, i newspaper: ‘Sunak favourite for No 10’, Mail: ‘Rishi set for No 10 as Boris bows out’, & Express: ‘Rishi new PM in waiting after Boris quits race. ‘

Review of world papers. Jerusalem Post: ‘Palestinians accuse Israel of assassinating Lions’ Den leader’, Libération: ‘Prohibition of polluting cars’, Hindu: ‘Xi Jinping begins third term with key allies on board’, & Business Day SA: ‘Crime-busting unit to be permanent.’

Celebration of photojournalism history. Portrait of British physicist Charles G. Barkla in 1917 when he won Nobel prize for physics and his work on X-ray spectroscopy. The lunar crater Barkla was named in his honour. Died in 1944.

Charles G Barkla Nobel Prize winner. George Bain News Agency. Library of Congress LC-DIG-ggbain-39225 No known restrictions.

Style Tips. Economist’s Style Guide blurb says ‘clear writing is the key to clear thinking.’ On twinkle/twinkling- In the twinkling of an eye means in a very short time. Before he was even a twinkle in his father’s eye means before he was conceived.’

Media Law Tips. Ofcom decides Pakistan Reporter programme on MATV in Urdu breached impartiality section of Broadcasting code. See:…/pakistan-reporter-matv-01… Station has to ‘attend a meeting to discuss its compliance in the area of due impartiality.’

Ofcom ruling. In Breach of due impartiality.

‘A senior Pakistani journalist living in exile in Kenya was shot and killed by police allegedly after speeding up instead of stopping at a roadblock.’ See: &

‘A BBC presenter admitted on air she’s “probably breaking some terrible impartiality rule” after “gleefully” reacting to news Boris Johnson had pulled out of Tory leadership race.’ See: &

Guardian reports: ‘Russian TV presenter accused of inciting genocide in Ukraine. Anton Krasovsky, from state-funded RT channel, is suspended after calling for Ukrainian children to be drowned or burned alive.’ See:

North American newspapers 24th October 2022

Associated Press & Guardian report: “Pakistani journalist killed by police in Kenya ‘was case of mistaken identity.’ Police say Arshad Sharif was shot after his car failed to halt at a roadblock near Nairobi.” See:

”Sweeney Talks’ is a latest podcast from Global where former BBC Panaroma journalist John Sweeney talks to people who have been in crisis and how they survived it.’ See: &

‘A 25-year-old Chennai journalist lost his life on Saturday after unintentionally falling into a stormwater drain which was still under construction.’ See: &

‘UNESCO on Monday updated a global survey which showed that 73 per cent of women journalists experience online abuse, harassment, threats and attacks.’ See: &

French newspapers Monday 24th October 2022

Montage of world newspapers 24th October 2022

Leave a Reply