Journalism History Saturday 12th 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 12th November 2022.

Review of UK papers. Broadsheets. Guardian alleges: ‘Staff offered “route out” amid concerns about Raab behaviour’, FT: ‘Crypto world rocked by fall of FTX’, Times: ‘Care homes told to stop shutting out loved ones’, & Telegraph ‘Met warns strikes will hurt war on crime.’

Review of UK papers. Middle Markets. i: ‘Sunak delays growth plan as UK heads for recession’, Mail: ‘Woke stunt row over Met Terror’s Chief’s “hot flush vest”‘, Express: ‘UK presence in France to stop crossings’, & Evening Standard: ‘Things can only get tougher, says Hunt.’

Review of UK papers. Tabloids. Star: ‘”I wouldn’t touch Walli if I won him in a raffle’, Sun: ‘Hancock camel scoff hump and that wasn’t even the bit he ate!’, Morning Star: ‘Hunt is urged to back off on cuts’ & Mirror: ‘Rumble in the jungle- Sorry’s not enough.’

Review of world papers. National Post: ‘Waiting for Annie Leibovitz’, Libération: ‘Ocean Viking. France, terne accueil (lucklustre reception)’, Times of India: ‘SC orders 6 Rajiv case convicts freed after 30+years in prison’, & Saturday Citizen SA: ‘Mouthing off- what now?’

Appreciation of photojournalism history. Canadian-born American comedy actress/opera singer Christie MacDonald (1875-1965) in 1913 when musical ‘Sweethearts’ specifically written for her by composer Victor Herbert & postcard of her from 1900.

Style Tips. What happens in possessive ‘ with ‘s’s’ and ‘z’s’ Buzzfeed at advises ‘Use ’s for all singular possessive nouns, e.g., Chris’s, Bezos’s, Spears’s regardless of whether they end in an “s” or “z” sound.’

Media Law Tips. Ofcom shows forgiveness to Wirral Christian Media Ltd’s Flame CCR off-air 27th Nov 2021 due to damage to transmitter by Storm Arwen.…/Wirral-Christian-Media-Limited… Hoped to be back by Christmas, but did not resume broadcasting until 14th Sept 2022.

Guardian feature: ‘‘You have to fight for democracy’: Maria Ressa and her lawyer Amal Clooney on their quest for justice.’ See:

Guardian feature: ‘The week around the world in 20 pictures.’ See:

North American Newspapers Saturday 12th November 2022

Guardian reports: ‘Twitter blue check unavailable after impostor accounts erupt on platform. Before Elon Musk took over the badge was granted to celebrities and journalists verified by the platform to prevent impersonation.’ See:

Guardian reports: “Angela Rayner’s former aide ‘given significant payout’ after media leaks. Labour said Jack McKenna was leaving of his own accord and with ‘clean record.’” See:

French Newspapers Saturday 12th November 2022

Arab News reports: “‘Qatar orders Israel and Israel obeys’: Al Jazeera gives pro-Palestinian spin to World Cup direct flights story.” See:

Arab News reports: ‘UK summons Iranian diplomat over threats to journalists.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘Murdoch media blame Trump for Republicans’ so-so midterm election performance.’ See:

FT reports (behind paywall) ‘Why the media got it wrong again. Opinion polls and data aggregators are no substitute for real political reporting.’ See:

i newspaper reports: ‘BBC insiders fear Radio 4 Today Programme in ‘long-term decline’ as it sheds listeners and impact.’ See:

Montage of world newspapers Saturday 12th November 2022

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