Journalism History Thursday 12th 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 12th 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 12th Jan 2023. Broadsheets. Guardian: ‘Tory loses whip over “holocaust” comment’, FT: ‘Lula braced for more strike’, Telegraph: ‘750,000 could soon default on mortgage’, & Times: ‘Go to work & keep disability payments.’

Review of UK papers Thurs 12th Jan 2023. Middle Markets. Indy: ‘Boris partygate quip is “final nail in his comeback coffin”‘, i: ‘Hope for millions who have long Covid’, Express: ‘Retirement dreams dashed for millions’, & Mail: ‘NHS betrayal of mothers.’

Review of UK papers Thurs 12th Jan 2023. Tabloids. Metro: ‘Lynch won’t given an inch’, Mirror: ‘Same old Tories, same old Johnson’, Star: ‘Sling your hook, sunbeam’ & Sun: ‘Prince’s book turmoil goes on. Standing firm. Kate defiant.’

Review of world papers Thurs 12th Jan 2023. New York Times: ‘Sentenced to death in Iran’, China Daily” ‘China explores ways to unleash more potential’ Jerusalem Post: ‘New gov’t plan aims to reduce living costs’ & Japan Times: ‘Tokyo protests suspension of visas by Beijing.’

Celebrating the history of photojournalism. Baltimore photographer William J. Miller, in centre pouring from a bottle into a glass, seated between two unidentified officers in Union uniforms sometime between 1861 and 1865 during US Civil War.

Title: [Baltimore photographer William J. Miller, in center pouring from a bottle into a glass, seated between two unidentified officers in Union uniforms] Date Created/Published: [Place not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [between 1861 and 1865] Medium: 1 photograph : albumen print ; sheet 100 x 71 mm, mount 138 x 88 mm.
Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-83800 (digital file from original, front) Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication. Access Advisory: Use digital images. Original served only by appointment because material requires special handling. For more information see: (

Style Tips. Keith Waterhouse criticised tabloidese in chapter titled ‘Sex Romps’- Historical now with fade-out of ‘kiss’n tell’ journalism. Worst headline ‘Chipolata love- sex pest model’s bitter blast at her small rod’? Dump into quicksands of facetiousness?

Media Law Tips. Oxford Uni Innovation Ltd v Oxford Nanoimaging Ltd Questions about terms relating to IP which Oxford & potentially other universities may validly agree with research & other students relating to fruits of their work.

North American Newspapers Thursday 12th January 2023

Sean O’Neill writes for the Times: ‘Security bill poses another threat to vital press freedom.’ See:

Guardian reports: “National security bill may have ‘chilling effect’ on investigative journalism in UK. Guy Black, deputy chair of Telegraph newspapers, says draft legislation sets too low a bar on what constitutes spying.” See:

Michael Deacon writes for the Telegraph: ‘BBC is so wrong to cancel Sir Francis Drake.’ See:

‘The Australian, has promoted its editor, Michelle Gunn, to editor-in-chief after she started with the group as a cadet journalist.’ See: &

‘Journalist and satirist Ehsan Pirbornash has been given an 18 year sentence for his satirical criticisms of the Iranian government.’ See: &

‘Reporters Without Borders (RSF) & Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) voice “alarm” Musk has undermined legitimacy of Twitter by dissolving the site’s oversight review panel.’ See: &

Eleven people have been arrested in Mexico’s capital after an investigation into a gun attack on television and radio host Ciro Gomez Leyva.’ See: &

‘Media rights activists voiced concern on Wednesday for 3 Mexican journalists feared to have been abducted two weeks ago in an area controlled by drug traffickers.’ See: &

‘Nine Reach regional brands have adopted a “newsletter-led approach and declared that the websites are no longer their “flagship” means of content delivery.’ See: &

‘A day ahead of the FIH Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 Rourkela-Bhubaneswar, a South Korean photojournalist fell into an open drain and fractured his right leg.’ See: &

‘After Latvia revoked Russian independent station TV Rain’s licence – a new five-year broadcasting permit has been acquired in the Netherlands.’ See: &

‘Nick Herbert, former editor of the Cambridge News, has died aged 88 and is remembered for his work which led to the creation of The Society of Editors.’ See: &

‘Iranian journalist Nasim Sultan Beygi has been arrested at Tehran’s international airport while she was trying to leave Iran.’ See: &

Guardian reports: ‘UK could jail social media bosses who breach child safety rules. No 10 considering amendment to online safety bill that would give Ofcom power to prosecute executives.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘Subscriber data not undermined in recent ransomware attack at The Guardian.’ See:

French Newspapers Thursday 12th January 2023

Arab News reports: ‘Iran intensifying crackdown on reporters covering rights protests, warns media watchdog.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘Golden Globes slump to new ratings low on return from scandal.’ See:

Arab News and AFP report: “YouTubers tried by Houthi militia for inciting ‘chaos.’” See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘Websites take a back seat as Reach publisher changes tack at nine regional titles.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘Former editor creates dictionary of “lost language of newspapers.”’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘Camden New Journal weekly runs ‘green’ stories on most pages for special edition.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A long-serving editor has been appointed to a new permanent role with a regional publisher. Joy Yates has announced she has become Newsquest’s regional editor for Cumbria.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A sports reporter who became a renowned after-dinner speaker had died aged 93. Tributes have been paid to Craigie Veitch.’ See:

Press Gazette interview feature: “Camilla Long on cancel culture, her Twitter suspension and the royal ‘goatf**k.’” See:

Press Gazette report: “BBC chief Tim Davie says undermining local news in search ‘would not be acceptable.’” See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘Nine Reach local news titles go newsletter-first.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘Tiktok: Who are the news publishers with the biggest followings and fastest growth?’ See:

Montage of world newspapers Thursday 12th January 2023

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