Journalism History Friday 23rd 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 Fridasy 23rd 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 Friday 23 Dec 2022. Broadsheets. FT: ‘Church faces test of faith’, Guardian: ‘No 10 threatens to block Scottish law’, Telegraph: ‘Murderer was free to kill after probation blunders’, & Times: ‘Westminster threat to veto Scottish gender recognition law.’

Review of UK papers Friday 23 Dec 2022. Middle Markets. Indy: ‘Unprecedent travel disruption for Christmas’, i: ‘NHS mass strikes in January as medics dig in’, Express: ‘ We will have a merry Xmas’, & Mail: ‘Ministers threaten to block Sturgeon’s gender law.’

Review of UK papers Friday 23 Dec 2022. Tabloids. Morning Star: ‘It’s time to negotiate’, Mirror: ‘King’s Xmas security fears’, Star: ‘Your boozer needs you’, & Sun: ‘Strictly Gio dating Hamza girl.’

Review of world papers Friday 23 Dec 2022. Global Times: ‘Truce “far off” as US adds fuel with aid plans amid Zelensky visit’, Gulf News: ‘Ukraine alive and kicking, Zelensky says’, Jerusalem Post: ‘Netanyahu pledges to advance W. Bank annexation policies’, & New York Times.

Celebration of photojournalism history. Early 20th century portrait by George Bain news agency of Katarina Geltser. See…/authority… Russian-Soviet dancer who is generally regarded as the first ‘Soviet’ ballerina.

Katarinea Geltser LC-DIG-ggbain-06476 (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 1978 on ‘fairness’- ‘No story is fair if it omits facts of major importance or significance. So fairness includes completeness. No story is fair if it includes essentially irrelevant information at the expense of significant facts.’

Media Law Tips. ECtHR upholds French hate speech conviction against Eric Zemmour. Ruling 20th December in French & DW report…/echr-upholds-hate-speech…/a-64161719 Conviction did not violate his right to freedom of speech.

North American newspapers Friday 23rd December 2022

‘Kerala based Journalist Siddique Kappan has been granted bail in the ED case by the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court today – after more than two years in prison.’ See: &

‘Two journalists who had their data accessed by TikTok’s parent company ByteDance’s Internal Audit team worked for BuzzFeed and The Financial Times.’ See: &

Guardian and Reuters report: ‘TikTok admits using its app to spy on reporters in effort to track leaks. Chinese parent company, ByteDance says four employees, based in both US and China, have been fired.’ See:

Ken Capstick writes for the Guardian: ‘The media damns striking nurses and ambulance staff as the enemy, just as they did the miners.’ See:

Guardian obituary by Dylan Hughes: ‘Margaret Hughes, who has died aged 82, worked for the Guardian for 18 years as personal finance editor and editor of the Jobs and Money section.’ See:

French Newspapers Friday 23rd December 2022

Arab News and Reuters report: ‘China’s ByteDance admits using TikTok data to track journalists.’ See:

Arab News and Reuters report: ‘Facebook parent Meta to settle Cambridge Analytica scandal case for $725m.’ See:

Jewish Chronicle review: ‘All Creatures Great and Small Christmas special welcomes… Chanukah! Much-loved television vet drama features storyline about the Jewish Festival of Lights.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A journalist told of how she went from local newspaper reporter to romantic comedy author as she entertained guests at a press Christmas party. Suzan Holder spoke at the Birmingham Press Club Christmas lunch.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A sub-editor who also ran his own sporting memorabilia shop and served as a football club’s vice-chairman has died aged 61. Tributes have been paid to Mark Jones.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A family-owned regional title is celebrating a milestone after more than three decades in business. The 400th issue of Suffolk Norfolk Life, which covers the two East Anglian counties, is set to be published in January.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A Christmas “Grinch” has been apprehended by the police after a van containing hundreds of parcels was stolen from outside a weekly newspaper’s new office.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘An editor has left a regional publisher to take a new role helping children affected by imprisonment.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A reader who made a bomb threat after an editor refused to take down a story has been warned he may face jail. Nathan Miller has been told all sentencing options are open.’ See:

Press Gazette feature: ‘From Roula Khalaf’s favourite band to Huw Edwards’ penchant for knitwear: 29 amazing facts from Press Gazette in 2022.’ See:

Marin Cogan writes for US Vox: ‘Antisemitism isn’t new. So why did 2022 feel different? This year, hatred against Jews got much harder to ignore.’ See:

Nicole Narea writes for US Vox: ‘Sean Hannity’s damning deposition in the Fox News defamation lawsuit, explained. Will Fox News have to answer for its misleading coverage of the 2020 election?’ See:

Jason Del Rey writes for US Vox: ‘Amazon’s antitrust settlement in Europe sure looks like a win for Amazon. Amazon was already considering a change that regulators are now framing as a win.’ See:

David Auerbach writes for UnHerd: ‘Musk will never tame Twitter, The power he seeks is merely an illusion.’ See:

Harry Lambert writes for New Statesman (behind paywall): ‘Is Robbie Gibb out of control at the BBC? The former Tory aide’s lecture to Newsnight staff over impartiality has intensified concerns over his role at the broadcaster.’ See:

Nick Robinson writes for New Statesman: ‘ On Berlin’s dark past, and in defence of the Today programme. Gazing down from the Reichstag’s glass dome, I was reminded that Britain is not alone in facing unstable politics.’ See:

Owen Matthews writes for the Spectator: ‘Voices in the wilderness: Russia’s exiled media.’ See:

Guardian reports:”The Sun apologises for Jeremy Clarkson’s column on Meghan. Paper says that ‘as a publisher, we realise that with free expression comes responsibility.’” See:

Montage of world newspapers 23rd December 2022

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