Journalism History Saturday 5th 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 Saturday 5th November 2022.

Review of UK papers. Broadsheets. Times: ‘State can’t fix all your problems, says Sunak’, FT: ‘Twitter job cuts begin as Musk warns of “massive” revenue drop’, Guardian: ‘We will be doomed without climate pact’, & Telegraph: ‘Pensions targeted in stealth tax raid.’

Review of UK papers. Tabloids. Morning Star (for peace and socialism) ‘Britain is broken’, Mirror: ‘He skipped Tory conference to film SAS show’, Sun: ‘Patsy joins Enders’, & Star: ‘Elon Musk fights lettuce.’

Review of Middle Markets. Express: ‘Ditch “Triple Lock”.. and we won’t vote Tory again!’, i: ‘Cyber attack hits patient care’, Mail: ‘Lucan left 3 Cluedo cards in car he dumped’, & last night’s Evening Standard: ‘Buyers desert London housing market.’

Review of world papers. New York Times: ‘Qatar’s big moment arrives’, Saturday Citizen SA: ‘Thuma Mina vs digital vibes’, Times of India: ‘Why city’s garbage problem remains a monumental issue’ & Le Monde: ‘Climat- la COP27, sommet de l’urgence absolue.’

Celebration of photojournalism history. This is a portrait of a likely high profile performer in Shakespearean plays in Britain during early 20th century- but there is no name- only the title of ‘Actress’ by US George Bain news agency.

George Bain News Agency photograph captioned as ‘Actress’. US Library of Congress LC-DIG-ggbain-38495. No known restrictions.

Style Tips. Linda Gage advised ‘Mind your manners. A “hard” interview is not necessarily aggressive. During adversarial ones the listener should be able to follow why.. You will generally get more out of an interview if you use polite but dogged persistence.’

Media Law Tips. Licensed UK broadcasters must pay their annual licence fees to Ofcom. But some fail to do so. See:…/broadcast-licensees-non-payment… Named & shamed & warned they could face statutory sanction including financial penalty or revocation of their licence.

‘Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is inviting applications for its Biodiversity Story Grants 2022 for untold threats to global and innovative conservation solutions.’ See: &

‘This week Ofcom says it is expanding the breadth of data it collects yearly from TV and radio broadcasters to help promote equity, diversity and inclusion across the broadcasting.’ See: &

‘Saudi-owned MBC Group is reportedly eyeing a flotation on the Riyadh stock exchange that could boost growth and help fuel its output of high-end productions.’ See: &

North American Newspapers 5th November 2022

‘It is 100 years since the first reported discovery of King Tutankhamun tomb & journalist who broke the story was Henry Canova Vollam Morton for Daily Express.’ See: &

As Twitter lays off thousands of staff by sending an email or logging them out permanently sadly the ‘At-will employment’ is used in most US states.’ See: &

‘About 200 newspaper journalists employed by McLean, Virginia-based Gannett staged a one-day strike Friday to protest about recent layoffs and cuts to benefits.’ See: &

French Newspapers 5th November 2022

Guardian reports: ‘Elon Musk defends Twitter layoffs, saying staff given three months’ pay.’ See:

PA Media & Guardian report: ‘John Major and Tony Blair criticise The Crown’s dramatisation of secret meeting. Major says show is ‘fiction paraded as fact’ and disrespectful given the Queen’s recent passing.’ See:

Guardian feature: ‘From George Floyd to Hunter Biden: Lachlan Murdoch, Fox News and the year that tested America.’ See:

Montage of world newspapers 5th November 2022

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