Journalism History Thursday 22nd 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 Thursday 22nd December 2022

Journalism is the first draft of history and these daily reports seek to provide an online briefing of the history of journalism for each day featured.

Review of UK papers Thursday 22nd Dec 2022. Broadsheets. FT: ‘US tech giants’ retreat from London’, Guardian: ‘Show of unity as Ukraine President arrives in US’, Telegraph: ‘NHS to be offered new pay deal to end strikes’, & Times: ‘Hospitals braced for surge.’

Review of UK papers Thursday 22nd Dec 2022. Middle Markets. Evening Standard message to London: ‘Thank you’, Express: ‘Fears sick are suffering at home’, i: ‘NHS turmoil to last days’, & Mail: ‘Driving home for Christmas? It’s a petrol rip-off.’

Review of UK papers Thursday 22nd Dec 2022. Tabloids. Metro: ‘The think blue light line’, Mirror: ‘Tories crippling the NHS. Deadly silence’, Star: ‘PM Missing’, & Sun: ‘Xmas prezzie for fans. Line of Duty is back.’

Review of world papers Thursday 22nd Dec 2022. Global Times: ‘Xi-Medvedev meeting shows sound relations’, Gulf News: ‘Biden assures Zelensky of unwavering US support’, Haaretz: ‘Zelensky’s surprise visit to America’ & New York Times: ‘Putin’s costly failures of war.’

Celebration of photojournalism history. An Edwardian portrait by George Bain news agency of ‘Grace Conklyn’ and her distinctive hair-styling for the period. LC-DIG-ggbain-03592 (digital file from original neg.) US Library of Congress.

Grace Conklyn. LC-DIG-ggbain-03592 (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. Washington Post Deskbook on style 1978. On Fairness- ‘While arguments about objectivity are endless, the concept of fairness is something that editors and reporters can easily understand and pursue.’ Four simple practices outlined next few days.

Media Law Tips. UK IPO in news (…/uk-gov-says-password-sharing…) with reports it said ‘password sharing on streaming services’ is breach of copyright. Refer to:…/meta-counterfeit-and-piracy-campaign But this phrase apparently removed from online guidance.

North American Newspapers Thursday 22nd December 2022

Telegraph reports (behind paywall): ‘Jeremy Clarkson- No criminal investigation over Meghan comments.’ See:

Mail Online reports: ‘Sharing Netflix logins is illegal, watchdog says… but it’s down to streaming platform bosses to pursue.’ See:

Ross Clark writes for Mail Online: ‘Why is it ok to be vile and offensive if you’re Left-wing? Jeremy Clarkson’s Meghan column was plain nasty. But the backlash he’s facing is infinitely harsher than the outcry over these repellent slurs.’ See:

Telegraph reports (Behind paywall): ‘Total Disgrace vs National Treasure. The double standards surrounding free speech.’ See:

Andrew Tettenborn writes for Spiked Online: ‘Thoughtcrime is now a reality in Britain. Why was an activist arrested for praying silently in the street?’ See:

‘”We were hit.” is the message from Italian journalist Claudio Locatelli after Russian gunmen opened fire on their car.’ See: &

‘Women being paid less than their male counterparts in journalism is a travesty in a country where equal pay is the designated norm.’ See: &

‘Lachlan Murdoch is seeking to expand his lawsuit against Crikey to pursue Eric Beecher and Will Hayward, chairman and chief executive of Crikey’s publisher Private Media.’ See: &

‘Three journalists have been arrested in Kabul as they cover the protests after the Taliban closed all universities in Afghanistan to women.’ See: &

‘The parents of a 14 year old who died in a house explosion in Creeslough in County Donegal, are asking journalists to stop accessing details from their social media posts.’ See: &

‘Worcester Cathedral was the setting for the annual Worcester News Carol Service on on Wednesday with more than 900 readers attending.’ See: &

‘Blathnaid Healy will join the senior leadership team to spearhead the digital growth of BBC News in the UK and internationally.’ See: &

Amadou Vamoulké, the former managing director of the state-owned Cameroon Radio and Television, CRTV, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison and 47 million FCFA (£70k) in fines.’ See: &

‘Sky Sports Broadcaster Jacqui Oatley has stepped in to help get sponsorship for an under 14s football team where she grew up in Wolverhampton.’ See: &

‘Glastonbury Festival on-site radio station breached broadcasting rules when it aired a song by rapper Little Simz featuring offensive language by regulator Ofcom.’ See: &,-Worthy-87.7-FM.pdf

‘Broadcaster Channel 4 alternative “Christmas message” will be delivered by a robot called Ameca.’ See: &

French Newspapers Thursday 22nd December 2022

Guardian reports: ‘England star Beth Mead crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2022.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘The American PR firm helping Saudi Arabia clean up its image.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘NFL’s Sunday Ticket package heading to YouTube next year in $2bn-per-year deal.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Sharing TV streaming passwords is illegal, says UK copyright watchdog. Intellectual Property Office says people using services such as Netflix without paying could face prosecution.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Firefox and Tumblr join rush to support Mastodon social network. Elon Musk admits banning links to Twitter rival was a mistake.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Mexico media say president’s attacks on journalists are ‘invitation to violence.’ Open letter calls on Andrés Manuel López Obrador to rein in rhetoric or risk ‘even bloodier era’ of deadly violence against press.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘Global celebrities and festivals call for Iranian star Taraneh Alidoosti’s release.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘British news organization The Guardian hit by suspected ransomware attack.’ See:

Arab News and AFP report: ‘Germany asks EU to rein in Twitter.’ See:

Arab News and AFP report: ‘France fines Microsoft €60 million for imposing ad cookies on users.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘Does AI threaten the future of Google Search?’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘Amnesty International criticizes Houthis for harassing media, prosecuting journalists.’ See:

Press Gazette feature: ’17 global news industry leaders share their tips for success in 2023.’ See:

Press Gazette feature: ‘The news industry in 2022: The twelve charts of Christmas which tell story of the year.’ See:

Press Gazette feature: ‘Press Gazette’s ten most-read stories of 2022: From Maajid Nawaz leaving LBC to Piers Morgan’s pay.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘The Farnham Herald has escalated a project to digitise its archives after experiencing a “huge upsurge” in reader demand sparked by the coronavirus pandemic.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A political journalist who worked for two rival dailies during his career has died aged 71. Tributes have been paid to Derek Bateman.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘An independent title has produced its biggest-ever print run as it aims to expand the area it serves. Business news publication Punchline Gloucester has published its latest magazine with a circulation of 16,000.’ See:

Montage of world newspapers Thursday 22nd December 2022

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