Journalism History Wednesday 4th January 2023

Review of UK and world papers, celebration of the history of photojournalism, media law and style-guide tips and global journalism stories for Wednesday 4th January 2023

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 Wed Jan 4 2023. Broadsheets. FT: ‘War dead. Russian find fault in officers’, Guardian: ‘Doctors condemn “delusional” PM’, Telegraph: ‘Museum lines up loan deal to repatriate Elgin marbles’, & Times: ‘Compulsory maths until 18 for every schoolchild.’

Review of UK papers Wed Jan 4 2023. Middle Markets. Express: ‘Hope at last train strike misery will end’, Indy: ‘Thousands say final goodbye to Pele’, i: ‘UK hunts for China’s next Covid variant’, Mail: ‘Let’s not return to face mask “madness.”‘

Review of UK papers Wed Jan 4 2023. Tabloids. Morning Star: ‘Defiant rail workers stand firm’, Mirror: ‘Tory hospital crisis. They broke our NHS’, Star: ‘Where’s Rishi?’ and Sun: ‘Knife raiders threatened to stab Cav in front of kids.’

Review of world papers Wed Jan 4 2023. New York Times International: ‘As Russia fights more starve’ Times of India: ‘Right to free speech cannot be curtailed further, says SC’, Global Times: ‘No evidence China’s economy is faltering’, & Haaretz: ‘Ben-Gvir visits Temple Mount.’

Celebration of history of photojournalism. Group portrait of seventeen members of the White House News Photographers’ Association, standing and squatting, facing front, with cameras circa between 1922 to 1926.

Title: [Group portrait of seventeen members of the White House News Photographers’ Association, standing and squatting, facing front, with cameras]Date Created/Published: [between 1922 and 1926] Medium: 1 photographic print. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-131921 (b&w film copy neg.) Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.

Style Tips. Strunk & White advised ‘Place a comma before a conjunction introducing an independent clause. Example: The early records of the city have disappered, and the story of its first years can no longer be reconsructed.’

Media Law Tips. The Duke of Northumberland’s complaint to IPSO against the Times over article headlined “Duke accused of £600,000 rent demand for rail line” found to be breach of accuracy. See:…/ruling/… Sanction- publication of adjudication.

Times obituary: ‘Robert Palmer. Publisher and gay rights campaigner whose parties played host to Quentin Crisp, Kenneth Williams and Christopher Isherwood.’ See:

Times of Israel reports: ‘Eurovision organizer warns Netanyahu against threatening Israel’s public broadcaster.’ See:

Mail Online reports: “Plans to sell off Channel 4 are DROPPED as Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan says it was ‘not the right decision’ sparking huge Tory row with predecessor Nadine Dorries who lined up the sale under Boris Johnson.” See:

Guardian reports: “Culture secretary ‘recommends dropping Channel 4 privatisation.’ Michelle Donelan has reportedly written to PM saying ‘pursuing a sale at this point is not the right decision.’” See:

Guardian reports: ‘Geordie Greig appointed editor of the Independent. Former Daily Mail boss reunited with Lord Lebedev as news outlet faces tough financial challenges.’ See:

Guardian and Associated Press report: ‘Twitter sued over $136,260 in unpaid rent after Elon Musk takeover. Landlord alleges the social media company owes back rent for its California Street branch in San Francisco.’ See:

Guardian reports: “Matt Hancock closes his app and urges users to follow him on TikTok. Former health secretary launched the Matt Hancock MP app in 2018 to ‘promote healthy, open, impartial debate.’” See:

Guardian Australia reports: ‘Would you buy a dubious sculpture or ‘a large quantity of trousers’ from Alan Jones? Now you can.’ See:

Times in Scotland reports (Behind paywall): “Freedom of expression ‘under threat from police.’ Concerns over rise in ‘non-crime hate incidents.’” See:

Mail Online reports: ‘Body is found in the search for ex-BBC editor, 65, who disappeared on New Year’s Eve after a meal out with his wife.’ See:

North American Newspapers Wednesday 4th January 2023

‘A body has been found in the search for a 65-year-old former BBC editor who went missing on New Year’s Eve.’ See: &

‘Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan is said to have written a letter to PM Rishi Sunak advising that there were better options than privatisation for broadcaster Channel 4.’ See: &

‘British author Fay Weldon, known for novels including “The Life And Loves Of A She-Devil”, has died aged 91 and according to her biog she worked briefly as a journalist.’ See: &

‘We all knew sooner or later Geordie Greig would reappear and he has now been appointed Editor in Chief of The Independent, starting with immediate effect.’ See: &

Guardian reports: “Meta dealt blow by EU ruling that could result in data use ‘opt-in.’ Irish regulator fines Facebook owner €390m after EU rejects argument for use of data to drive personalised ads.” See:

Guardian reports: ‘Twitter to relax curbs on political ads as revenues drop. Since Elon Musk’s takeover, advertisers have paused spending amid fears of a rise in divisive content.’ See:

Guardian and AFP report: “Iran warns France over ‘insulting’ cartoons depicting supreme leader Ali Khamenei. Publication by French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo ‘will not go without effective response’ Tehran foreign minister tells envoy.” See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A weekly newspaper has been refused the right to identify a jailed child rapist and killer – despite his court case being heard in public.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A former regional daily journalist who went on to work on PA’s newsdesk has died aged 46. Tributes have been paid to Brian Hutton.’ See:

French Newspapers Wednesday 4th January 2023

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘An independent publisher has revealed plans for expansion after announcing a new work experience scheme. Pulman’s Weekly News is set to offer three long-term internships in the new year.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A daily newspaper has backed a new Government devolution deal for the region it serves. Newcastle-based daily the Journal has lent its support for the £1.4bn deal.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘An editor has urged the BBC to give regional journalists a new platform after ending its daily newspaper review.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: “A former sports editor has won a publishing deal for a series of children’s stories inspired by his daughter. Stuart Rowson is creating a trilogy of adventure novels based on lead character ‘Izzy.’” See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘Ex-Daily Mail editor Geordie Greig takes helm at The Independent. Geordie Greig takes over from acting editor David Marley.’ See:

Press Gazette feature: ‘Comedians Nish Kumar and Josh Widdicombe show local journalism is harder than it looks. What happened when TV comedians toured six National World local newsrooms.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘TalkTV signs content partnership with David Montgomery’s Local TV.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘Talkradio owner News UK has paid a “substantial” libel settlement to a Labour MP over a claim made by Jeremy Kyle on his show.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘Charlie Hebdo magazine issue mocking Iran’s supreme leader sparks Tehran threats.’ See:

Arab News and Associated Press report: ‘Ireland fines Meta 390M euros in latest privacy crackdown.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘UK officials ‘could be hacked in 20 minutes,’ experts claim.’ See:

Arab News and Reuters report: ‘Twitter to expand permitted political advertising.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘Metaverse, crypto, NFTs here to stay, says Chalhoub Group executive.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘Google Doodle celebrates life of award winning Egyptian author Ihsan Abdel Kouddous.’ See:

Montage of world newspapers Wednesday 4th January 2023

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