Journalism History Friday 28th 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 28th October 2022.

Review of UK papers. Broadsheets. FT: ‘Brutal week for Big Tech as investors knock $550bn off market evaluations’, Telegraph: ‘PM plans to expand windfall tax grab’, Times: ‘PM seeks deal to curb Channel crossings’, & Guardian: ‘Doubt over Braverman claim.’

Review of UK papers. Tabloids. Metro: ‘Royals in despare’, Star: ‘Don’t be afraid of the Bogeyman’, Mirror: ‘Ghislaine Mazwell..enjoying a jog in the sun’, & Sun: ‘Wills not going to Qatar.’

Review of UK papers. Middle Markets. Evening Standard: ‘£8bn Shell profits fuel new windfall tax call’, i: ‘Cuts warning as Sunak rips up Truss growth plan’, Express: ‘Join crusade to save pension triple lock’, & Mail: ‘Royals dreading Harry’s “raw and unflinching” book.’

Review of world papers. Hindu: ‘States should have a uniform policy on law and order’, Jerusalem Post: ‘No clear path to coalition’, Business Day SA: ‘What the Treasury wants from Eskom’, & Global Times: ‘Xi calls on right way for China, US to get along in new era.’

Celebration of photojournalism history. Photograph taken by George Bain news agency of the run on Adolf Mandel bank 16th February 1912- scene of distress in lower east side of New York City.

Crowd at door of “Adolf Mandel, Banker.” US Library of Congress LC-USZ62-30143 No known restrictions.

Style Tips. Bliss & Hoyt quoted advice of Mark Twain: ‘Use the right word not its second cousin. Eschew surplusage- but do not omit necessary detail. Avoid slovenliness of form. Use good grammar. Employ a simple and straightforward style.’

Media Law Tips. Complex Hayden v Associated Newspapers Ltd case with ruling on request for Norwich Pharmacal order- Refused by Mr Justice Nicklin. See: Freedom of expression, access to court documents & Open Justice issues explored.

Guardian reports: ‘Elon Musk declares Twitter ‘moderation council’ – as some push the platform’s limits.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘The Sun always backs the winner: can the Murdoch papers warm to Keir Starmer?’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Rebel Wilson: Australian Press Council condemns SMH column on same-sex relationship.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Twitter takeover: fears raised over disinformation and hate speech. EU commissioner says Elon Musk’s platform must ‘fly by our rules’ as UK minister raises concerns over content moderation.’ See:

Guardian analysis: ‘Twitter braces for Donald Trump’s return as Elon Musk takes over platform.’ See:

Press Gazette feature: ‘Memorial planned for local press legend (and Press Gazette’s Grey Cardigan) Mike Lowe after death aged 68.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘Unanswered questions for news industry after Elon Musk’s Twitter buyout.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘The late editor of a weekly newspaper has been credited with winning a civic honour for pioneering black journalist and civil rights champion Claudia Jones.’ See: See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘Journalists have won the right to name an alleged murderer after a court ruled he was five years older than previously believed. Titles including the Bournemouth Echo and Dorset Live are now able to identify Lawangeen Abdulrahimzai.’ See:

North American Newspapers 28th October 2022

‘Le Nouvelliste and radio station Magik9Journalist Roberson Alphonse has undergone two operations so far after being shot in his car in Haitian capital Port Au Prince.’ See: &

‘EURACTIV published information which has led to death threats against Brussels based journalist Dorota Bawolek.’ See: &

‘The NCTJ and Journalism Diversity Fund teams completed a sponsored walk on Friday, 21 October to raise money for the Thomas Read bursary.’ See:

‘People’s Court of Tuyen Quang province imprisons Vietnamese journalist Le Manh Ha for 7 years to be followed by 5 years of house arrest for violating Article 117 of the penal code.’ See: &

‘CNN staff will be considering their futures after CEO Chris Licht sent a memo to all staff saying there were major reorganisations planned.’ See: &

‘“The New York Post’s investigation indicates that the unauthorized conduct was committed by an employee, and the employee has been terminated.”‘ See: &

‘Another shuffle at Welsh-language broadcaster S4C has led to the appointment of Iwan England to the newly created head of unscripted post.’ See: &

‘Combined media freedom/journalist bodies express shared concern over prosecutor’s request for a six-month prison sentence in defamation case involving three Italian journalists.’ See: &

French Newspaper 28th October 2022

‘At least 25,000 people paid their respects to veteran Pakistan journalist Arshad Sharif who was shot dead in Kenya after his family flew his body home for his funeral in Islamabad.’ See: &

‘Gossip and an alleged agreement appears to indicate that at 91, Rupert Murdoch had given up his office in New York and was working from his ranch in Montana.’ See:

‘Journalist Jay Solomon fired when WSJ’s chief foreign correspondent 2017 is now suing an American law firm which he claims hired hackers to illegally intercept his correspondence.’ See: &

‘”The Bird is freed!” he tweeted as Elon Musk said he had bought Twitter at an outstanding $44b – way over the current share price.’ See: &

‘President Akufo-Addo says safety of journalists in Ghana must be held sacrosanct & he wouldn’t condone any attacks on any media practitioner irrespective of offence caused.’ See: &

‘Another “person of interest” in murder of radio commentator Percival Mabasa, better known as Percy Lapid, has been taken into custody by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).’ See: &

‘After pointing out that CNN was undergoing a review appears that the US owner of Sky has written off a quarter of its valuation over a gloomy outlook for Britain and Europe.’ See: &

‘The family of journalist Reza Haghighatnejad have accused Iranian security agents of abducting his body following his death in Germany in order to prevent his funeral taking place.’ See: &

Montage of world newspapers 28th October 2022

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