Journalism History Friday 6th 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 Friday 6th 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 for Friday 6 Jan 2023. Broadsheets. FT: ‘No 10 unveils anti-strike law’, Times: ‘Harry spills his secrets in devastating memoir’, Telegraph: ‘”Please don’t marry Camilla”‘, Guardian: ‘Crisis for Royal family as Harry says “William attacked me.”‘

Review of UK papers for Friday 6 Jan 2023. Middle Markets. Evening Standard: ‘Harry- I saw William’s red mist’, Express: ‘Reconcile? But you sold your soul, Harry’, i: ‘UK monarchy facing its worst crisis in 30 years’ & Mail: ‘Oh spare us!’

Review of UK papers for Friday 6 Jan 2023. Tabloids. Morning Star: ‘”End the silly posturing & game-playing’, Mirror: ‘It’s all over now’, Star: ‘Royal Rumble- Put your Dukes up!’, & Sun: ‘Harry- I did coke and weed.’

Review of world papers for Friday 6 Jan 2023. Citizen South Africa: ‘Back to school- at a price’, Japan Times: ‘North Korea gets creative to fund military’, New York Times: Covid policy for Chinese is anti-Asian’, & Times of India: ‘Coldest morning in 2 yrs.’

Appreciation of photojournalism history. Portrait of four African American women seated on steps of building at Atlanta University, Georgia USA 1899-1900.

Four African American women seated on steps of building at Atlanta University, Georgia USA 1899/1900 Creator(s): Askew, Thomas E., 1850?-1914, photographer Related Name Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 , collector Date Created/Published: [1899 or 1900] Medium: 1 photograph: matte collodion silver print. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-08778 (digital file from original photograph) LC-USZ62-114272 (b&w film copy neg.) Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.

Style Tips. Jon Smith’s Essential Reporting in 2007 advised: ‘Don’t create jokey catchlines & never be tempted to use swearwords or obscenities. Catchlines have an uncanny knack of slipping through the subbing system & apparing by accident in printed page.’

Media Law Tips. Privacy & fairness complaint against Channel 5 Police: Hour of Duty programme not upheld by Ofcom. See:…/F-and-P-Adjudication-Complaint… ‘Privacy was not unwarrantably infringed in the programme as broadcast.’

North American Newspapers Friday 6th January 2023

‘This is how Afghanistan is treating journalists.’ See: &

‘Iranian authorities have arrested a journalist who published interviews with families of death row inmates sentenced in connection with nationwide protests.’ See: &

Guardian reports: “Hackers reportedly leak email addresses of more than 200 million Twitter users. Information posted on a hacking forum in ‘one of the most significant’ breaches of users’ email addresses and phone numbers.” See:

Guardian reports: ‘UN envoy calls for release of jailed journalist on hunger strike in Senegal. Concerns raised over health of Pape Alé Niang, detained since 20 December on charges of revealing confidential government information.’ See:

Guardian analysis: ‘What’s in Prince Harry’s memoir Spare? Here’s all we know so far. Duke of Sussex writes about tussles with his brother, that Nazi uniform, his mother’s death, and losing his virginity.’ See:

Guardian and AFP report: “Saudi Arabia jails two Wikipedia staff in ‘bid to control content.’ Administrators jailed for 32 years, and eight years, as activists warn of ploy to infiltrate website.” See:

Guardian Australia reports: ‘The Australian: Michelle Gunn becomes Murdoch-owned newspaper’s first female editor-in-chief.’ See:

FT Media (behind paywall) reports: ‘Whatever happened to Google Search? Once a wonder of the online world, it is hard to escape the adverts now.’ See:

French Newspapers Friday 6th January 2023

New York Times (behind paywall) reports: ‘Republicans’ Internecine Conflict Is Mirrored in Conservative Media. National Review has called the House leadership votes “an embarrassing spectacle.” Others have cheered it on.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘An editorial boss is returning to the university where she trained as part of a cohort of working journalists aiming to improve their innovation and leadership skills.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A publisher has announced that its new bid to attract a younger audience will target readers in five cities. Reach plc has confirmed teams working across some of its city news titles.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘Journalism union chiefs have demanded the BBC’s director general visits an area facing cuts to local news and radio services.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A public consultation has been held into the future of a regional daily’s historic home. Darlington Borough Council has sought views on the future development of the Priestgate headquarters of the Northern Echo.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A mother whose daughter had sex with a schoolboy has had her complaint about a regional daily’s coverage of the case rejected by the press watchdog.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘An editor who went on to train hundreds of journalists including some of the best-known names in the media industry has died aged 86. Tributes have been paid to Don Chambers.’ See:

Press Gazette and PA Media report: ‘IPSO chair Lord Faulks on Harry book and press coverage of royals Lord Faulks said he has personally felt uncomfortable with some press coverage of the royals.’ See:

Press Gazette editor argues: ‘Prince Harry waves goodbye to privacy with book revelations.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘IPSO rejects complaint over Telegraph story as Nick Cohen remains suspended by Observer.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘News diary 9-15 January: Junior doctors’ ballot, Tim Davie in Parliament, Spare time.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘Vice Media Group set to open regional HQ in Riyadh.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘First Omani series on Netflix premieres this month.’ See:

Montage of wold newspapers Friday 6th January 2023

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