Journalism History Wednesday 2nd November 2022

Review of UK and world papers, celebration of the history of photojournalism, media law and style-guide tips and global journalism stories for Wednesday 2nd November 2022.

Review of UK papers. Broadsheets. FT: ‘Bumper earnings raise pressure on oil majors’, Times: ‘Criminal and sexual predators join police’, Guardian: ‘Secret “war game” plans to cope with 7 day blackouts’, & Telegraph: ‘NHS seeks £7bn extra to tackle backlogs.’

Review of UK papers. Tabloids. Sun: ‘Matt Hancock- “I haven’t lost my marbles”‘, Metro: ‘King of the bungle’, Mirror: ‘The man with no shame’, and Star: ‘Ex-clown in jungle- Creepy crawly coco.’

Review of UK papers. Middle Markets. i: ‘New £880 hike to Britain’s mortgage bill’, last night’s Evening Standard: ‘London faces new mortgage misery’, Express: ‘Suspended! Fury over Hancock joining I’m a Celeb’, & Mail: ‘”Thousands” of corrupt police on our streets.’

Review of world papers. Jerusalem Post: ‘Netanyahu poised to win as Ben-Gvir soars’, Business Day SA: ‘Uniions get nod for public sector strike’, Times of India: ‘Delhi chokes on “severe” air day’, & Global Times: ‘Pakistan PM embarks on 1st official China visit.’

Celebration of history of photojournalism. 4th May 1915 and US George Bain news agency distributes image of ‘Sinking of British ship, Irresistible.’ Struck a naval mine in Dardanelles operation causing extensive flooding & disabling engines.

Sinking of British ship, Irresistible- George Bain News Agency 4th May 1915. US Library of Congress, LC-USZ62-110854. No known restrictions.

Style Tips. NY Times guide- ‘Given sensitivity of this topic, take extra care in historical references to the Nazi concentration camps of WWII..avoid ambiguous or misleading phrases like “Polish death camp” mistaken impression camps run by Poland.’

Media Law Tips. Justice Committee of House of Commons releases report on Open Justice in Digital Age. See:…/docu…/176229/default/ ‘much more could be done to ensure that media & public can access information they need to follow court proceedings.’

Hold The Front Page Jaffa- ‘Law Column: Dyson claim dismissed by High Court for lack of reference.’ See:

Mail Online reports: ‘Regional BBC TV news staff pull out of live programme because they were ‘too upset to work’ after it was announced workers would be made redundant just one week before Christmas.’ See:

Chartered Institute of Journalists repeats daily plea for immediate release of Sofia Sapega from 6 year jail sentence in Belarus and right to leave country for journalist Roman Protasevich. See: Air piracy took place 23rd May 2021.

‘From a 16 year old junior reporter on the Northern Echo to become the much loved voice for the Dales Diary, Luke Casey has died aged 80.’ See: &

‘Popular broadcaster Eamonn Holmes has fractured his shoulder after a nasty fall in his Surrey home.’ See: &

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘Maria Breslin, who edits the Liverpool Echo, has stated her belief in its publisher Reach plc, describing the company’s resistance to implementing paywalls as “a business model that I believe works.”’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘Industry leaders have accused the BBC of trying to “directly compete” with the regional press over a plan to create 131 new local news jobs.’ See:

North American Newspapers 2nd November 2022

David Rose argues in the Jewish Chronicle (27th October 2022) ‘For the BBC, Jews really don’t count. It seems there is an exception to the ways BBC impartiality rules are applied – when the hate speech victims are Jews, and especially Zionist Jews.’ See:’t-count-2oqmurInJ4eAQNKFt6gYDG

Guardian reports: “Banned Twitter accounts will not be reinstated until after US midterms. Elon Musk says setting up process over those barred, including Donald Trump, will take ‘at least a few more weeks.’” See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘New York Times digital subscriptions pass 10m but adspend stalls.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘Meta to replace Facebook News tab’s human editors with AI.’ See:

French Newspapers 2nd November 2022

Guardian reports: ‘Irish fishers’ libel case against the Guardian settled at 11th hour. Parties agree to settle claim over article about undocumented foreign workers in Irish fishing industry.’ See:

Guardian Editorial: ‘The Guardian view on Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover: the unfulfilled promises pile up.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘Private Eye has revealed Hadley Freeman wrote a “scathing” farewell letter to Guardian editor-in-chief Katharine Viner in which she said “you and I have known for some time that I no longer fit at the Guardian.”‘ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘Liverpool Echo editor hits out at Facebook and BBC as she urges MPs to regulate Duopoly.’ See:

Montage of world newspapers 2nd November 2022

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