Journalism History Monday 26th 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 Monday 26th December Boxing Day 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 Monday 26 Dec 2022. Broadsheets. Indy: ‘Warning over generation of children held back’, Guardian: ‘Third more of stay-at-home fathers’, Telegraph: ‘”I feel for families who are struggling”‘, Times: ‘King’s speech is a gift for “tireless” health workers.’

Review of UK papers. Monday 26 Dec 2022. Middle Markets. Herald Scotland: ‘Police hunt gunman who killed woman at pub party’, Express: ‘King of Caring’, i: ‘NHS targets to be swept away in reform plan’, & Mail: ‘King’s message of love and hope.’

Review of UK papers. Monday 26 Dec 2022. Tabloids. Mirror: ‘King’s first Xmas speech. Charles praises selfless NHS’, Star: ‘Fido sets fire to house. Scare of the dog!’ and Sun: ‘Charles’ tribute to “beloved mother”- King of Hearts.’

Review of world papers. Monday 26 Dec 2022. Global Times: ‘Nearly 70% Chinese optimistic of future’, Jerusalem Post: ‘Putin says Russia ready to negotiate’, New York Times: ‘Democrats plan to go to war on voting rights’ & Times of India: ‘China ready to work with India.’

Celebration of history of photojournalism. Photograph from Feb 1918 of a Christmas box hospital- when the gifts and to soldiers on the front line in France had mishaps in dispatch and needed repacking. Necessary to box anew about 11,000 christmas packages.

At the port of embarkation Army officers established a “Christmas Box Hospital” for the repair of Christmas boxes received in the mails for shipment overseas to American soldiers in France. This photograph shows a pile of the damaged boxes awaiting inspection and repair. It was necessary to box anew about 11,000 christmas packages and many other packages were less seriously damaged in transit to the embarkation port. A total of 200,000 Christmas packages went to France from this country
Date Created/Published: February 1918. Medium: 1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. Reproduction Number: LC DIG-anrc-06089 (digital file from original)Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication. For information, see “American National Red Cross photograph collection,”(

Style Tips. Keith Waterhouse warned: ‘Public bodies and business corporations have a vested interest in persuading everyone to speak their unspeakable Dalek language. It is a brainwashing operation against which the press should be fiercely resistant.’

Media Law Tips. IPSO finds against Sunday Express on accuracy over article reporting “nearly two thirds of asylum seekers who claimed to be unaccompanied children were found to be over 18.” See:…/ruling/… Correction online & in print ordered.

North American Newspapers Monday 26th December 2022

Mail Online reports: ‘Whoopi Goldberg sparks more outrage after doubling down on anti-Semitic comment that the Holocaust ‘wasn’t about race’ – as furious Jewish people say she’s learnt ‘nothing’ since suspension.’ See:

Mail Online feature: ‘Vintage photos show generations of New Yorkers – from Jackie O to the well-dressed women of the 1880s – taking to the ice.’ See:

Telegraph (behind paywall) ‘gallery of the most extraordinary images [photojournalism of quality for Christmas 2022]’. See:

Mail Online reports: ‘The [journalist] power couple never far from the door of No. 10: Rishi Sunak’s connection to his new political secretary James Forsyth extends way beyond Westminster.’ See:

French Newspapers Monday 26th December 2022

CIoJ LinkIn news by Liz Justice reports: ‘The Scotsman’s Deputy Head of News, Stephen Wilkie, has died on Christmas Day at the age of 57.’ See: &

CIoJ LinkedIn news by Liz Justice reports: ‘Nicaragua is witnessing one of its worst periods for press freedom.’ See: &

Guardian reports: ‘King Charles’s Christmas Day message breaks TV viewing record. BBC claims victory over streaming rivals, as 10.6 million tune in for most watched monarch’s address on record.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Cabinet minister’s Twitter account hacked to promote cryptocurrencies. Education secretary Gillian Keegan’s account was completely altered, with profile picture showing Elon Musk.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Labour attacks delays to online safety bill as it highlights Christmas scams. Analysis of police data reveals equivalent of £76m lost to fraud over the festive period, says party.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Professor sues TikTok accuser for linking her to Idaho students’ murders. Rebecca Scofield said a TikTok user spread baseless and false claims linking her to the November slayings of four students.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘Sky may lose $181m a year as Ofcom revises ad limits on PSB channels.’ See:

Arab News and AFP report: ‘Russia places Bellingcat journalist on wanted list.’ See:

Mail Online reports: ‘Twitter Files dump shows company suppressed debate and information from doctors and experts which clashed with White House – and suspended vaccine skeptic Alex Berenson at Biden’s request.’ See:

Montage of world newspapers Monday 26th December 2022

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