Journalism History Friday 13th 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 13th 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 Fri 13 Jan 2023. Broadsheets. FT: ‘Biden faces special counsel probe into sensitive files’, Guardian: ‘Climate crisis was seen by Exxon’, Telegraph: ‘Net zero plan to ban gas boilers in a decade’, & Times: ‘Millions more offered chance to take statins.’

Review of UK papers Fri 13 Jan 2023. Middle Markets. Evening Standard: ‘World Cup nets UK growth boost’, Express: ‘Life-saving statins for 25m Brits’, i: ’34 homeless children die in England in 3 years’, & Mail: ‘Hand out statins on demand doctors are told.’

Review of UK papers Fri 13 Jan 2023. Tabloids. Metro: ‘Sex at No 10 Covid party’. Mirror: ‘Heroes’ cancer treatment’, Star: ‘Men with fast cars do have tiny dispsticks’, & Sun: ‘Kate- ‘Talking therapies don’t work for everyone.’

Review of world papers Fri 13 Jan 2023. Telegraph Australia: ‘My deep shame’, New York Times: ‘”The fear still remains”‘, Jerusalem Post: ‘Levin’s legal reforms will deliver “fatal blow” to democracy’, & Japan Times: ‘Record deaths complicate COVID debate.’

Celebration of photojournalism history. African American officers of Tobacco Trade Union, Petersburg, Virginia USA circa 1899-1900. Library of Congress.

Title: Officers of Tobacco Trade Union, Petersburg, Va. Date Created/Published: [1899?] Medium: 1 photographic print.
Summary: Two African American men standing and an African American man and woman seated. Reproduction Number: LC-USZC4-14538 (color film copy transparency) LC-USZ62-51552 (b&w film copy neg.) Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication. Call Number: LOT 11308 [item] [P&P] Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

Style Tips. Bliss and Hoyt said ‘A most serviceable word is almost. The late A J Leibling … one said: “Almost is a very unsatisfactory word, but writers almost never use it sufficiently. It sounds better to say things without qualification…”

Media Law Tips. BBC ECU rejects complaint against Politics Live BBC 2 over ‘a guest’s reference to Jeremy Corbyn as “effectively a communist.”’ See:…/politics-live-bbc-two-6-october-2022 ‘no challenge from presenter required by BBC’s standards of accuracy and impartiality.’

North American Newspapers Friday 13th January 2023

Times obituary (behind paywall) ‘Paul Johnson- A combative author and journalist who started on the left and moved to the right to become Margaret Thatcher’s most fluent champion and speechwriter.’ See:

PA Media and Guardian report: ‘BBC Formula One presenter Jennie Gow says she has had a serious stroke. Broadcaster, 45, who also appears on Netflix series Drive to Survive, says her speech has been affected.’ See:

‘BBC broadcaster Dame Joan Bakewell as been diagnosed with colon cancer.’ See: &

‘President Suparna Singh has resigned from New Delhi Television Ltd weeks after the Adani Group took control of about 65% of the Indian broadcaster.’ See: &

‘Wisconsin and North Carolina have joined at least 22 other states in the US banning the popular social media app TikTok on state-owned devices.’ See: &

‘Advice to the Maltese Government on how to implement recommendations related to the media made by the Daphne Caruana Galizia inquiry.’ See: &

‘Victoria Watson has been appointed to the role of Group Managing Editor of The Times & The Sunday Times.’ See: &

‘Biden was with Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio in the Oval Office on Friday morning but as journalists probed the find of classified papers they were ushered out.’ See: &

‘BBC F1 journalist Jennie Gow has suffered a serious stroke which is affecting her speech and typing ability so will remain off work while she recovers.’ See: &

Guardian reports: ‘BBC criticised for letting cardiologist ‘hijack’ interview with false Covid jab claim. Aseem Malhotra’s ‘misguided’ views linking some Covid vaccines to excess heart disease deaths should not have aired, say experts.’ See:

Guardian Australia reports: ‘‘Utterly disgraceful’: new federal court rules limiting access to documents criticised by media union.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Minister refuses to rule out changes to UK online safety bill. Social media bosses who breach child safety rules may face jail if Ofcom given powers to prosecute.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Meta alleges surveillance firm collected data on 600,000 users via fake accounts. Lawsuit targets Voyager after Guardian investigation uncovered police partnership and company’s claims it could predict crime.’ See:

French Newspapers Friday 13th January 2023

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘The future of royal reporting is set to be a key focus of this year’s Society of Editors Conference.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A daily newspaper is asking readers for story suggestions in a new “ask the newsroom” feature. Newsquest’s pro-Scottish independent daily The National has launched the initiative.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘Craig Munro has announced his departure from DC Thomson dailies the Aberdeen Evening Express and Press & Journal after four years to become a news reporter at Metro, based in London.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘Ten jobs are set to be lost after a 155-year-old weekly newspaper announced its closure. The Newry Reporter will cease publication later this month, with the last edition due to be published on 25 January.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A weekly newspaper has questioned whether it has “the best readers of any paper” after a rapid response to a campaign it launched. The Surrey-based Herald series posed the question on its front pages.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A regional press chief responsible for appointing some of the industry’s most high-profile editors has died aged 88. Tributes have been paid to Nick Herbert.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘An editor is to step down from the website he founded four years ago after selling it to an independent publisher.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘Union members have branded regional publisher Reach’s cuts plan “industrial vandalism” claiming the move will “wipe out professional photography in many places.”’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘National Newspapers Sunday Mirror and Sunday People to merge further with only three change pages remaining.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘How news publishers can use AI tech like ChatGPT without upsetting Google.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘BBC News accidentally airs call for suspension of mRNA Covid-19 vaccines.’ See:

Press Gazette feature: ‘News diary 16-22 January: Northern Ireland Executive deadline, Davos, nurses’ strike.’ See:

Jewish Chronicle reports: ‘Legacy of a legend: JC’s star columnist who feared nobody. A memorial event taking place next week in Edgware for Chaim Bermant will unlock a treasure chest of memories for readers.’ See:’s-star-columnist-who-feared-nobody-6oaN9VmTTWPNf94kL8ndNP

Arab News reports: ‘BBC documentary shines spotlight on Persian journalists reporting on Iran.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘TikTok’s ‘What’s Next’ report highlights three key trends to watch in 2023.’ See:

Arab News and Reuters report: ‘France fines TikTok $5.4m for online tracking shortcomings.’ See:

Montage of world newspapers Friday 13th January 2023

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