Journalism History Wednesday 11th 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 11th 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 11 2023. Broadsheets. FT: ‘Anti-strike bill stokes anger’, Guardian: ‘Church’s £100m fund to compensate for slavery’, Telegraph: ‘Saving the planet is not our job, says Fed chief’, & Times: ‘Oxford boss wants “streaming spires.”‘

Review of UK papers Wed Jan 11 2023. Middle Markets. Mail: ‘Labour opposes life-saving law to curb strikes’, Express: ‘Nurses- clock is ticking Rishi..’ i: ‘Millions of workers face new strike ban’, & Indy: ‘50,000 patients wait 12 hours in A&E each week.’

Review of UK papers Wed Jan 11 2023. Tabloids. Metro: ‘A strike against strikes’, Mirror: ‘Johnson living in £20m home for free’, Star: ‘There’s a guy works down the bus depot swears he’s Elvis’, & Sun: ‘Nuke plot smashed at Heathrow.’

Review of world papers Wed Jan 11 2023. Telegraph Australia: ‘China slams our security- Great Red Whine’, Haaretz: ‘Far-right MK calls to arrest Lapid and Gantz’, Japan Times: ‘Okinawa to get rapid response Marine unit’, & New York Times: ‘Slugging it out in Bakhmut.’

Celebration of history of photojournalism. It’s 13th September 1917 and a journalist visits Red Cross field hospital near the front-line and speaks to the chief doctor.

Title: French journalist visiting and interviewing the chief doctor Date Created/Published: 13 September 1917. Medium: 1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-anrc-18081 (digital file from original) Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication. For information, see “American National Red Cross photograph collection,”( Call Number: LC-A6199- 8648 [P&P] Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

Style Tips. ABC Australia’s guide at on African American and African Australian. Key advice: ‘Be specific where possible, and follow a person’s preference.’

Media Law Tips. Spotlight on Corruption loses FOI FTT appeal. See:… Over British Business Bank’s refusal to disclose names of all companies taking loans under the government’s four Covid-19 loan schemes. See:…/information-rights-tribunal…/ &

North American Newspapers Wednesday 11th January 2023

Mail Online reports: ‘Distinguished BBC broadcaster Joan Bakewell reveals she’s been diagnosed with colon cancer – as she vows to ‘get on with life and not let it interfere.'” See:

Mail Online reports: ‘Editor who chooses the daily words for Wordle reveals the picks that people complain about the MOST – as she details rigorous process behind each selection .’ See:

Mail Online: “‘I’m just so much more than ISIS’: BBC sparks outrage for ‘giving terrorists a platform’ as Shamima Begum lands 10-part podcast to ‘retrace her journey.'” See:

Guardian reports: ‘Mirror and Express publisher Reach to axe 200 roles in £30m cost-cutting drive. Newspaper group reports slump in print advertising and digital ads in traditionally strong fourth quarter.’ See:

Guardian feature: ‘ Out of the shadows: 1930s Buenos Aires – in pictures. Horacio Coppola’s images of the Argentine capital use illumination, nightfall and gloom in a way that is comparable to the likes of Rembrandt and Brassaï’ See:

Express reports: “BBC News exodus: Three top presenters quit as merger sparks ‘humiliation.'” See:

Jewish Chronicle reports: ‘Israel’s president surprises ‘world’s oldest journalist’ at 99th birthday party. Walter Bingham, a Holocaust survivor holds the Guinness World Record as the world’s oldest journalist.’ See:

‘Belarus authorities have arrested Russian journalist Yekaterina Yanshina for attending a trial against four members of Viasna, a group of human rights activists banned in Belarus. ‘ See: &

‘6 journalists detained by the South Sudanese authorities a week ago are still in detention but no one knows where they are held or why they have not been brought before a court.’ See: &

‘Senegalese journalist Pape Alé Niang has been ordered to be released by the courts after almost two months in prison.’ See: &

‘Journalist Deirdre O’Brien is joining The Bookseller to cover New Titles: Fiction while Madeleine Feeny is on maternity leave.’ See: &

‘Journalists at The New York Times and Politico have heard the sad news that Political reporter Blake Hounshell had been found dead.’ See: &

‘Axios is the latest newsroom to launch a new centralized news hub bridging the newsroom’s national and local coverage from late January.’ See: &,241635

‘Former editor of Hong Kong outlet Stand News told a court that he believed his colleagues had done “nothing wrong.”’ See: &

French Newspapers Wednesday 11th January 2023

‘Daily Mirror and Express publisher Reach PLC is to axe 200 jobs as part of major cost-cutting following a drop in advertising revenue.’ See: &

Guardian reports: “Sacked Twitter UK staff claim unlawful treatment in ‘sham’ redundancy. Law firm representing 43 Twitter staffers says company downsizing procedure under Elon Musk broke UK employment law.” See:

Guardian reports: ‘Guardian confirms it was hit by ransomware attack. Media firm says personal data of UK staff members was accessed in ‘highly sophisticated’ cyber-attack last month.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Prince Harry’s autobiography Spare is UK’s fastest-selling nonfiction book. The memoir, which includes claims Prince William attacked him, records figures of 400,000 on its first day.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Facebook and Instagram to restrict advertisers’ access to teenagers’ data. From February advertisers will no longer be able to see young users’ gender or type of posts they have engaged with.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Brazil attack: influencers join online campaign to identify insurrectionists. High-profile figures call on followers to help track down Bolsonaro supporters who stormed congress.’ See:

Arwa Mahdawi writes for Guardian: “‘Let the fun begin!’ Why did romance writer Susan Meachen fake her own death?” See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A journalist is set to compete for five separate honours at an annual journalism awards. Mark Harcus, who works for Orkney title The Orcadian, has been shortlisted across five categories.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘An independent news title has taken on two new journalists following the departure of its founder.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘Editor of Aberdeen-based daily Press & Journal says daily “faces the future in excellent shape” after celebrating 275 years in print. Milestone is marked by publication of souvenir reprint of its first edition from 1748.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘An editor who ran a weekly newspaper for 18 years has died aged 79. George Tuckfield edited the Henley Standard from 1990 to 2008.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A regional publisher is set to shed 200 jobs due to what it has called “unprecedented cost and inflationary pressures”. Reach plc has announced the planned redundancies.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘More than 250 journalists are to enter a redundancy consultation process as a result of regional publisher Reach’s cuts plan, with more than 100 editorial jobs set to go.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘ Reach to make 200 redundancies as business hit by ‘double whammy.’ Reach’s full-year revenue fell by 2.3% in 2022.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘USA Today ‘first major publishing partner’ on Twitter alternative Post. Post has been heralded as one of the possible alternatives to Twitter after Elon Musk’s takeover.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘UK press embraced nuclear power and fracking over renewables in 2022. Research also shows Just Stop Oil attracted more outraged editorials than Extinction Rebellion.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘News leaders look to podcasts, Tiktok and subscriptions for 2023 revenue.’ See:

Press Gazette editor Dominic Ponsford writes: ‘Prince Harry: An apology. Media wrongs must be admitted but Prince Harry is blinded to the good press does.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘Iran warns Charlie Hebdo magazine of similar fate to Salman Rushdie.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘Meta introduces AI ad-targeting system in US to limit discrimination.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘Sky News Arabia names Abdou Gadallah head of news.’ See:

New York Times reports (behind paywall) ‘Blake Hounshell, ‘On Politics’ Editor at The Times, Dies at 44. He was managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine and a top editor at Politico before overseeing The Times’s popular political newsletter.’ See:

FT reports (behind paywall) ‘Daily Mirror publisher warns on profit and plans £30mn cost cuts. Reach’s shares plummet by a quarter in morning trading.’ See:

FT reports (behind paywall) “Unhappy endings — Netflix’s abrupt cancellations. Subscribers are angry at the opaque reasons for abandoning programmes such as ‘1899’ and ‘Tuca & Bertie.’” See:

Montage of world newspapers Wednesday 11th January 2023

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