Journalism History Saturday 24th 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 Saturday 24th December Christmas Eve 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. Saturday 24th Dec 2022. Broadsheets. FT: ‘China battles 250mn Covid cases’, Guardian: ‘Three killed in Paris gun attack’, Telegraph: ‘King’s speech has his mother close to his heart’ & Times: ‘Over-50s encouraged to end early retirement.’

Review of UK papers Sat 24th Dec 2022. Middle Markets. Express: ‘King’s vow to build on Queen’s legacy’, Indy: ‘How the A&E crisis is costing lives’, i: ‘Starmer brings back Labour’s ex ministers’, & Mail: ‘NHS wasting millions on “woke non-jobs.”‘

Review of UK papers Sat 24th Dec 2022. Tabloids. Mirror: ‘Charles’ touching message. Always close to Mama’, Star: ‘Hackers target artist. Mad Vlad war on Banksy’, & Sun: ‘Shames royal axed. Charles evicts Andrew. King throws Prince out of Buckingham Palace.’

Review of world papers Sat 24th Dec 2022. Gulf News: ‘Wintry blast batters America’, Telegraph Australia: ‘Teen angels. Young, tough & inspiring’, New York Times: ‘UK NHS- A health service in crisis’, & Times of India: ‘Govt makes foodgrain free for 81cr poor under NFSA.’

Celebration of history of photojournalism. George Bain news agency photograph- ‘400 students from the Julia Richman High School performing with the Goldman Band outside City Hall, New York City, June 13, 1922.’ US Library of Congress archive.

Photograph shows 400 students from the Julia Richman High School performing with the Goldman Band outside City Hall, New York City, June 13, 1922. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2020 and the New York Herald, June 11, 1922)Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ggbain-34422 (digital file from original negative)
Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication. For more information, see George Grantham Bain Collection – Rights and Restrictions Information(

Style Tips . Washington Post 1978 style desk book continuing on fairness: ‘Fairness includes relevance. No story is fair if it consciously or unconsiously misleads or even deceives the reader. So fairness includes honesty- leveling with the reader.’

Media Law Tips from @CIoJournalist. BBC Executive Complaints Unit upholds complaint over references to Catholics during coverage of the Queen’s Funeral Cortege in Edinburgh. See:…/news-special-bbc-one-11-september-2022 Offensive comments by contributor & apology was inadequate.

North American Newspapers Saturday 24th December 2022

Mail Online reports: ‘Rishi Sunak hires Spectator journalist James Forsyth as his new political secretary.’ See:

Guido Fawkes reports: ‘BBC Yields to Woke Backlash Over Scottish Gender Bill.’ See:

Fraser Nelson writes for Spectator: ‘The Online Safety Bill is still a censor’s charter.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Twitter restores suicide-prevention hotline feature after outcry. Top official confirms feature was removed but only temporarily, following Reuters report that prompted criticism of Elon Musk.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Rishi Sunak hires journalist James Forsyth as political secretary. Spectator political editor and Times columnist is friend of prime minister’s.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘‘Can I go back to my regular job?’: US sports reporter’s weather dispatch goes viral. Mark Woodley was sent by Iowa TV station to report on the bitterly cold conditions – and he did not like it that much.’ See:

Guardian interview feature: “Edward Enninful: ‘In African families, you can be one of three things: a doctor, a lawyer or a failure.’” See:

Guardian and Reuters report: ‘Media mogul Michael Bloomberg looks to buy Dow Jones or Washington Post. Merger would create financial data and news giant, firming up the world’s 12th richest man’s hold on the business.’ See:

Arwa Mahdawi writes for Guardian: ‘Is Elon Musk going to turn into the same sort of joke that Trump has become?’ See:

French Newspapers Saturday 24th December 2022

Arab News feature: ‘CNN Academy director on first breaking-news simulation and future of journalism in a tech-driven world.’ See:

Arab News reports: “British tabloid The Sun ‘regrets’ publishing Meghan ‘hate’ article.” See:

Arab News and Associated Press report: ‘Journalists in Somalia slam government restrictions, arrests.’ See:

Jewish Chronicle reports: “Palestinian footballer lamented by Lineker was Hamas terrorist. The soccer star tweeted that the killing of West Bank gunman Ahmed Daraghmeh was ‘awful.’” See:

Guardian reports: “Sussexes dismiss Sun apology for Clarkson column as ‘PR stunt.’ Paper’s apology followed piece in which columnist said he ‘hated’ Meghan.” See:

Jerusalem Post and Reuters report: ‘Turkish court releases journalist detained under ‘disinformation’ law.’ See:

Montage of world newspapers Saturday 24th December 2022

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