Journalism History Wednesday 21st 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 Wednesday 21st December 2022

Review of UK papers. Wed 21st Dec 2022. Broadsheets. FT: ‘Media groups shed $500bn in value’, Guardian: ‘Germany returns bronzes’, Telegraph: ‘Unions have made conscious choice to inflict harm on patients, says Barclay’, Times: ‘Avoid taking risks, public told.’

Review of UK papers. Wed 21st Dec 2022. Middle Markets. i: ‘NHS strikes- Safety “as risk” as A&E units declare crisis’, Indy: ‘Public told to avoid risks’, Express: ‘Royal fail! Xmas post disaster’, & Mail: ‘How will they live with themselves if people die today?’

Review of UK papers. Wed 21st Dec 2022. Tabloids. Metro: ‘Official- don’t get hurt or ill. You better watch out..’ Mirror: ‘Sickening’, Star: ‘Wrap yourselves in cotton wool’, & Sun: ‘Don’t have fun.’

Review of world papers. Wed 21st Dec 2022. Global Times: ‘China, Russia to hold joint naval drill’, Jerusalem Post: ‘Netanyaho expected to announce gov’t today’, New York Times: ‘Our world of petulant oligarchs’, & Times of India: ‘Millet meal after house hullabaloo.’

Celebration of photojournalism history. Bain news agency portrait of Bishop Wehrle circa 1910. See: Benedictine monk Vincent de Paul Wehrle served as the first bishop of the new Diocese of Bismarck in North Dakota from 1910 to 1939

Bishop Wehrle. LC-DIG-ggbain-04868 (digital file from original neg.)
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Style Tips. NPR style guide at explains ‘classical music titles are much more complicated than their counterparts in other genres.’ Useful guide provided online.

Media Law Tips. Ofcom provides year end report on its complaints regulation. See:…/2022-the-year-in-broadcast…. 36,543 complaints about over 9,500 issues, completed 74 broadcast standards investigations. Rules had been broken in 66 of these cases.

North American Newspapers Wednesday 21st December 2022

Mail Online reports: ‘FBI paid Twitter $3.5M ‘to do its bidding’: Taxpayers’ money was used for ‘processing requests’ from the bureau amid Hunter Biden censorship scandal – as anger grows over secret state censorship of the American people.’ See:

Jewish News reports: “Jewish community ‘misled’ over BBC ‘parliamentary inquiry.’” See:

‘The Duke of Sussex is planning to record an interview with ITV news anchor Tom Bradby to publicise his forthcoming book, Spare.’ See: &

‘An inquest into Former Rhyl Journal sub-editor Mark Jones has opened after he died in hospital four days after being bitten by a dog.’ See: &

‘Police said that Pakistani journalist Baba Talib Hussain was riding a motorcycle when it was in collision with a car in Sargodha in the Punjab.’ See: &

‘Ofcom has revealed the 10 most complained about TV moments of 2022 and topping the list was Love Island.’ See: &

Guardian reports: ‘Guardian hit by serious IT incident believed to be ransomware attack. Incident has hit parts of media company’s technology infrastructure, with staff told to work from home.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Hertfordshire police admit unlawfully arresting journalist at Just Stop Oil protest. Force says it falsely imprisoned photographer covering M25 climate action.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Love Island and Matt Hancock top list of 2022 Ofcom complaints. Many objected to I’m a Celebrity appearance but regulator found neither reality TV show breached broadcasting code.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Elon Musk says he will resign as Twitter CEO when he finds a ‘foolish enough’ replacement. This is the first time the platform’s new owner has indicated he will pull back after calls for his ouster grew.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Jeremy Clarkson to remain host of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? says ITV boss. Kevin Lygo says presenter should apologise for column about Duchess of Sussex that attracted record number of complaints.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Jacinda Ardern learned she was in new Meghan and Harry series the day of trailer release. New Zealand PM features in the follow up to Netflix’s Harry and Meghan documentary that was released this month.’ See:

Amanda Meade for Guardian Australia reports: ‘Four Corners’ Fox News documentary breached ABC editorial code but did not violate impartiality standards.’ See:

Guardian and AFP report: ‘French comic book author Fabcaro to pen next Asterix. Author says he will remain faithful to the characters in 40th volume of series, due out next year.’ See:

VV Brown writes in Guardian: ‘The Sun will protect Jeremy Clarkson. Who will protect women who suffer violence every day?’ See:

Thomas Zimmer writes in Guardian: ‘Elon Musk was never a liberal, and his plans for Twitter were never benevolent.’ See:

French Newspapers Wednesday 21st December 2022

Press Gazette reports: ‘Police Scotland illegally targeted sources after Sunday Mail revealed force’s failings.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘Former Liverpool Echo journalist Bob Burns dies aged 67. Bob Burns worked on the Liverpool Echo for 11 years before moving to the US.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘Nicola Sturgeon has welcomed the opening of a hyperlocal news title’s first office.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A regional journalist is to spend six weeks in Sri Lanka improving the lives of street dogs after becoming trustee of an animal charity.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A former regional daily journalist who went on to work in the USA has died aged 67. Tributes have been paid to Bob Burns, described by colleagues as a “legend” of the Liverpool Echo.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A city news title is set to return to publishing a regular print edition after a three-year break. Bristol 24/7 has announced it will be launching a brand new quarterly magazine in spring 2023.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘Journalism roles have been created after a hyperlocal news network announced the launch of two new titles. Nub News is launching in both Stoke-on-Trent and Leamington Spa, creating two jobs in the process.’ See:

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