Journalism History Sunday 18th December 2022

Review of UK and world papers, celebration of the history of photojournalism, media law and style-guide tips and global journalism stories for Sunday 18th December 2022

Review of UK papers Sunday 18th Dec 2022. Broadsheets. Indy: ‘Tributes for victim of concert crush’, Observer: ‘Nurses pledge tougher new strikes as NHS crisis deepens’, Telegraph: ‘”Forces are not spare capacity for strikes”‘, & Sunday Times: ‘Sussexes “want royal summit.’

Review of UK papers Sunday 18th Dec 2022. Tabloids. Mirror: ‘You pay people to destroy wasted PPE’, People: ‘Rishi has 48 hours to stop NHS strikes’, Star: ‘Gotta have faith’, Sun: ‘New Harry & Meg shock. We want apology.’

Review of UK papers Sunday 18th Dec 2022. Middle Markets. Mail: ‘Power cuts loom after Met Office “misses the big freeze”‘, Scotland on Sunday: ‘Mhairi Black- SNP has to explain why it wants indy’, Herald: ‘Budget fallout’ & Express: ‘Home Sec- No more Channel tragedies.’

Review of world papers Sunday 18th Dec 2022. Telegraph Australia: ‘We need to talk guns’ Sunday Times India: ‘GST Council for decriminalisation of some offences’, Sunday Times SA: ‘Cyril bares legal teeth against Zuma’, & Jerusalem Post: ‘Gov’t formation expected this week.’

Celebration of photojournalism history 18th Dec 2022- portrait of Emilio de Gogorza (1872-1949), a baritone singer with his wife, singer Emma Eames (1865-1952). Bain news agency archive has 42 images of the couple. They were stars of their age.

Photo shows Emilio de Gogorza (1872-1949), a baritone singer with his wife, singer Emma Eames (1865-1952). (Flickr Commons project, 2016).
Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ggbain-06433 (digital file from original neg.)
Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication. For more information, see George Grantham Bain Collection – Rights and Restrictions Information(

Style Tips. BBC 2003 guide had 3 pages on ‘Americanisms.’ We throw stones not rocks; we take bodies to a mortuary; American dead are taken to a morgue. Our workers get pay rises not hikes. We buy petrol, they buy gasoline. Sounds like a comic Noel Coward song.

Media Law Tips. BBC Executive Complaints Unit rejects complaint against BBC Two programmes ‘Unvaccinted.’-See:…/unvaccinated-bbc-two-20-july-2022-0 ‘ECU found there were no instances in which the programme was materially inaccurate or misleading.’

North American Newspapers Sunday 18th December 2022

‘A former broadcast writer has written a book about stammering and how he thrived working in television despite his speech impediment.’ See: &

John Naughton writes for the Observer: ‘Elon Musk is a Jekyll and Hyde character. And as head of Twitter, Hyde is winning.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘Frustrated virtual reality pioneer leaves Facebook’s parent.’ See:

Arab News and Associated Press report: ‘2022 is deadliest year on record for Mexican journalists.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘Year in Search 2022: What Saudis have googled in 2022?’ See:

French Newspapers Sunday 18th December 2022

New York Times reports (behind paywall): ‘Another Sign of Hard Times in Local News: A Declined Visa. Phil O’Brien, a Briton who has run a Manhattan publication for several years, had his visa denied.’ See:

New York Times feature (behind paywall) ‘The Education of CNN’s Chris Licht. The network’s chief executive knew the job would not be easy. But this hard?’ See:

New York Times reports (behind paywall): “‘The Last Straw’: Twitter Users Rage Over Elon Musk’s Latest Actions. Fury mounted over Mr. Musk’s moves to prevent Twitter users from sharing links to other social media platforms.” See:

Washington Post opinion (behind paywall): ‘Holiday gloom at The Washington Post. An upbeat staff meeting turns sour with the announcement of impending layoffs.’ See:

Le Figaro and RSF report (14th Dec 2022): ‘533 journalistes emprisonnés dans le monde, un nouveau record selon RSF.’ See:

Le Figaro reports (13th Dec 2022) ‘Comme la BBC, France Télévisions envisage de passer au tout numérique.’ See:

Le Figaro reports: ‘Grandeur et décadence de l’empire de Magali Berdah, la papesse des influenceurs.’ See:

Montage of newspapers Sunday 18th December 2022

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