Journalism History Tuesday 20th 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 Tuesday 20th December 2022

Review of UK papers Tuesday 20th Dec 2022. Broadsheets. FT: ‘Crisis talks with ambulance leaders’, Guardian: ‘Trump “should faces charges” over Jan 6’, Telegraph: ‘Plea to end strikes as NHS faces meltdown’, & Times: ‘Heart attack patients to be denied ambulances.’

Review of UK papers Tuesday 20th Dec 2022. Middle Markets. Evening Standard: ‘”Take no risks” plea as strikes hit NHS’, Express: ‘Nurses- Talk to us’, i: ‘No guarantee of ambulance’, & Mail: ‘Rishi- “I won’t back down over strikes.’

Review of UK papers. Tuesday 20 Dec 2022. Tabloids. Metro: ‘Mum grills Health Sec. Condition critical’, Mirror: ‘You are working nurses to the bone’, Star: ‘TV’s Clarkson- Soz for being such a moron’, & Sun: ‘As strikes hit, sick told- A&E? Call a taxi.’

Review of world papers. Tuesday 20 Dec 2022. New York Times International: ‘Counting Russia’s dead’, Telegraph Australia: ‘Dom’s silent fright’, Gulf News: ‘UAE central bank raises GDP forecast’, and Haaretz: ‘Ben-Gvir’s immunity plan may expose soldiers to Hague.’

Celebrating the history of photojournalism. US Bain news agency image of men apparently on strike at a Penn railroad. Taken 16th July 1910. Library of Congress LC-B2- 2060-2 [P&P] LOT 10852-B

Penn. R.R. [i.e., Railroad] men talk strike LC-DIG-ggbain-08383 (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. Times advises on ‘expert- if someone is eg a lawyer, then avoid writing the imprecise “legal expert”; on the other hand, a phrase such as “an expert on constitutional law” could be appropriate and precise. Do not overuse; “experts warn” etc…’

Media Law Tips. ECtHR has updated its factsheet on ‘Hate Speech’ and the convention. See: See also for updated guide on Article 10 Freedom of Expression.

North American Newspapers Tuesday 20th December 2022

‘Twitter users have voted in favor of Elon Musk giving up his leadership of the social-media company, with the billionaire saying before the vote that he’d abide by its result.’ See: &

‘Few journalists who write for the Wall Street Journal and the Guardian started their education in a refugee camp in Somalia.’ See: &

‘Veteran investigative journalist Drew Griffin has died after a long battle with cancer, his employer, CNN, confirmed Monday.’ See: &

‘In Phlippines- suspension of the Bureau of Corrections director Gerald Bantag and former deputy security officer Ricardo Zulueta.’ See: &

‘In a rare decision Sweden has refused Turkey’s extradition “request” for exiled journalist Bulent Kenes – former editor-in-chief of the Zaman.’ See: &

Guardian reports: ‘Jeremy Clarkson column on Meghan breaks watchdog’s complaints record. Ipso receives in excess of 17,500 objections to Sun article, more than the regulator received in the whole of 2021.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Lords inquiry launched into Tory peer accused of bullying female journalist. Rami Ranger alleged to have mounted campaign of harassment against reporter who investigated his links to an Indian guru.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Elon Musk breaks silence after 10 million Twitter users vote for him to step down. The billionaire says only paid Twitter Blue subscribers will be able to vote in future policy-related polls on the platform.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘US media embraces Harry & Meghan doc as UK right wing rages. Is the couple winning their narrative war against the palace? Depends where you’re watching.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Rishi Sunak tells Gary Neville to stick to football after workers’ rights comments. Speaking at World Cup, pundit said government was ‘demonising’ striking NHS and rail staff.’ See:

Sarah Manavis writes for Guardian: ‘Twitter users voted Elon Musk out. But CEO or not, he’ll still call the shots.’ See:

French Newspapers Tuesday 20th December 2022

Arab News reports: ‘Arab News wins six honors at European Newspaper Award program.’ See:

Arab News feature: ‘INTERVIEW: We are ‘about a decade away’ from realizing full potential of the metaverse, says Meta exec.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘IPSO’s most complained about articles: From Stonehaven ‘Death Express’ to Jeremy Clarkson on Meghan Markle. IPSO has historically tended to reject mass complaints.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘Financial Times journalists secure £4,200 pay rise for lowest paid.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘Sunday Express child asylum seekers story was ‘misleading and distorted Home Office data’, IPSO rules.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘Police breach editor’s human rights in unlawful hunt for sources.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘Independent title reveals investment plans as former daily editor joins board.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘Thousands of people have come forward to light a virtual candle after a regional daily launched an online memorial for four young boys who died after falling into a freezing lake.’ See:

Sam Brookman writes Hold The Front Page Jaffa Law Column: ‘How long should notebooks be kept?’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘Industry chiefs are set to unveil a new project to attract talent from disadvantaged communities amid concerns about a lack of working class journalists in the regional press.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A journalist has revealed her “shock” at a lack of change after following up a probe into homeless families that her newspaper first investigated four years ago.’ See:

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