Journalism History Thursday 5th 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 Thursday 5th 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 Thurs 5 Jan 2023. Broadsheets. FT: Sunak promises to halve inflation’, Guardian: ‘Fay Weldon “Outspoken & fearless” writer dies 91’, Telegraph: ‘Police have lost interest in going after fraudsters’, & Times: ‘Sunak- my 5 pledges to restore British pride.’

Review of UK papers Thurs 5 Jan 2023. Middle Markets. Evening Standard: ‘London A&Es face “worst” winter crisis’, i: ‘NHS sending patients to hotels’, Express: ‘Rishi- judge me on my pledges’ & Mail: ‘Farewell to She-Devil author Fay Weldon.’

Review of UK papers Thurs 5 Jan 2023. Tabloids. Morning Star: ‘Nurses left cold by PM’s boasting’, Mirror: ‘Tory hospital scandal’, Star: ‘Sunak- “I have a cunning plan”‘, & Sun: ‘Virgin Mary gives birth in Peterborough.’

Review of world papers Thurs 5 Jan 2023. New York Times: ‘Ukraine pays heavily to shoot down drones’, Times of India: ’26 families evacuated in “sinking” Joshimath’, Jerusalem Post: ‘Femicide up by 50% in 2022’, & Japan Times: ‘Wages, startups top Kishida’s 2023 agenda.’

Celebration of photojournalism history. African-American cadets at Haines Normal and Industrial Institute, Augusta, Georgia, outside a building with an American flag – photograph taken in 1899.

Title: Cadets at Haines Normal and Industrial Institute, Augusta, Georgia Date Created/Published: [1899] Medium: 1 photographic print. Summary: African American cadets posed outside a building with an American flag. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-132447 (b&w film copy neg.) Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.

Style Tips. Washington Post style book 1978 advice on punctuation: ‘In general the purpose of punctuation is to clarify written expression. Tend toward open punctuation (fewer marks) if the meaning is clear. Use common sense and avoid following rules blindly.’

Media Law Tips. In 2009 Lady Justice Arden’s speech on freedom of expression & role of a Supreme Court- See: ‘But while freedom of speech is an important card in the pack, as we shall see it is not always the ace of trumps.’

From the Times archive (behind paywall): ‘Future plans for wireless broadcasting.’ See:

Mail Online reports: ‘Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan confirms Channel 4 won’t be sold as Boris Johnson’s privatisation plans are junked by Rishi Sunak.’ See:

Ella Whelan writes for Spiked Online: ‘The BBC’s needle-spiking hysteria. Media panic-mongering is a threat to women’s freedom.’ See:

UK Government media release: ‘Channel 4 to remain publicly owned with reforms to boost its sustainability and commercial freedom.’ See:

‘The American freelance journalist who tracked down and interviewed the leader of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge, Pol Pot, has died aged 62.’ See: &

‘Hold The Front Page is a new six part series on Sky which follows comedians Josh Widdicombe and Nish Kumar as they journey across the UK working for local newspapers.’ See: &

‘Haredi journalist Mordechai Halpern was verbally assaulted while boarding a train at Jerusalem’s Yitzhak Navon station on his way to Tel Aviv on Wednesday.’ See: &

‘Vice Media Group, known for its edgy journalism, has announced it will open a new regional headquarters in Riyadh in February.’ See: &

‘The UK government has confirmed that Channel 4 will not be sold after the 96% of respondents to a government consultation did not support the idea.’ See: &

Dorothy Byrne writes for the Guardian: ‘The laughable plan to sell off Channel 4 is over – now it’s time for big ideas.’ See:

North American Newspapers Thursday 5th January 2023

Joel Snape writes for the Guardian: ‘I’m horribly addicted to Twitter. Will Elon Musk save me from myself this year?’ See:

FT Media reports (behind paywall): ‘UK television production companies warn on Channel 4 reforms. Government rejects privatisation in favour of changes to preserve broadcaster’s financial sustainability.’ See:

FT Media reports: ‘A #MeToo reckoning comes to New York courts. A new state law opened a one-year window for sex-abuse cases that would have been considered too old to pursue’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A former regional daily office has turned gold as it prepares to reopen for a new purpose. Golden panels have now been put in place around the exterior of Berrows House, the former home of the Worcester News.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘Political journalist Josiah Mortimer has called for his most recent role to be retained after leaving to take up a job with a national news title.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘Newcastle-based daily The Chronicle has launched the ‘Save Our Leisure Centres’ campaign after Gateshead Council revealed at least two of the facilities it runs look set to close under budget-cutting plans.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A woman has been convicted after making false claims that led to a regional daily journalist being forced to flee her home.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A daily newspaper’s serving deputy head of news has died aged 57 following an illness. Tributes have been paid to Stephen Wilkie.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘Regional journalists have been barred from naming a disgraced police officer who had a sexual relationship with one of his trainees – despite the force he worked for previously revealing his name.’ See:

French Newspapers Thursday 5th January 2023

Press Gazette reports: “The British are coming: Fleet Street’s ‘digital landgrab’ on US news sector More British news brands are targeting American growth.” See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘Who owns UK local news media? Print and digital consolidation charted.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘Government confirms it will not put Channel 4 up for sale.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘Amazon CEO says job cuts to exceed 18,000 roles.’ See:

Arab News and AFP report: ‘France regulator raps Apple over App Store ads.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘Who is cashing in on TikTok’s growing popularity in the Middle East?’ See:

Daniel Finkelstein writes for Jewish Chronicle: Dear Whoopi, like Jews, racism comes in different colours. The actress’s latest comment about the Holocaust is so wrong, it’s hard to know where to start.’ See:

Jan Shure writes for the Jewish Chronicle: Why the BBC must finally publish Balen report. It’s unacceptable that the Beeb still refuses to release its own document on anti-Israel bias.’ See:

Times reports (behind paywall) ‘Charlie Hebdo cartoons mocking supreme leader enrage Iran. Regime closes French institute.’ See:

BBC’s Royal Correspondent Jonny Dymond writes for BBC Online: ‘Prince Harry: One unanswered claim at the heart of his story.’ See:

Julia Stonehouse writes for the Guardian: ‘ITV’s Stonehouse drama is a work of fiction, not fact. I should know – I’m his daughter.’ See:

Mail Online reports: ‘How did left-wing Guardian get a leaked copy of Prince Harry’s book Spare? Red faces at Duke’s publisher as New York-based reporter gets copy of bombshell autobiography six days early.’ See:

Montage of world newspapers Thursday 5th January 2023

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