Journalism History Saturday 21st 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 Saturday 21st 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 Sat 21st Jan 2023. Broadsheets. Telegraph: ‘Sunak fined for not wearing seatbelt’, Times: ‘Javid backs fee to see GP’, FT: ‘Google axes jobs as Big Tech retreats’, & Guardian: ‘Zahawi “paid penalty” to settle huge tax bill.’

Review of UK papers Sat 21st Jan 2023. Middle Markets. Indy: ‘”I had people stalking me – it was unbearable”‘, i: ‘Keep children at home during school strikes, headteacher tell parents’, Express: ‘Shock “death” of high street banks by 2027’, Mail: ‘Labour’s woman problem.’

Review of UK papers Sat 21st Jan 2023. Tabloids. Mirror: ‘Law-breaker PM- Another fine mess’, Morning Star: ‘Apples stunt shows that Met is rotten to the core’, Star: ‘Eternal youth? Sorted it mate!’ & Sun: ‘Coronation silks ditched. Charles told to drop his breeches.’

Review of world papers Sat 21st Jan 2023. New York Times: ‘Children left far behind’, Saturday Citizen South Africa: ‘School- why kids drop out’, Pioneer (India) ‘Budget likely in new Parliament house’, & Japan Times: ‘Will Chinese holidays bring Japan riches?’

Celebration of the history of photojournalism. It’s March 1865 and photographers are covering the US civil war. They take a picture of the quarters of photographers attached to an Engineer Corps in front of Petersburg, Virginia.

Title: [Petersburg, Va. Quarters of photographers attached to Engineer Corps in front of Petersburg] Date Created/Published: 1865 March. Medium: 1 negative : glass, wet collodion. Reproduction Number: LC-B8184-7347 (b&w film neg.) Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication. For information, see “Civil war photographs, 1861-1865,”( Call Number: LOT 4172-H [P&P] Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

Style Tips. Washington Post deskbook on style in 1978 warned against ‘Putting people into pigeonholes- The habit of thinking in terms of stereotypes, of equating the labels we put on people with the people themselves, is a bad business…news can poison.’

Media Law Tips. Ofcom decides not to uphold a complaint on fairness and privacy against ‘Geo World News.’ See:…/Complaint-by-the-Muttahida-Quami… Rejection of complaint of unjust or unfair treatment in the programme.

North American Newspapers Saturday 21st January 2023

Mail Online reports: “The BBC digs in and calls Radio 2 ‘multi-generational’ as more than 100 fans complain about the departure of Ken Bruce.” See:

Times reports (behind paywall) ‘Janet Malcolm: the making of a great journalist in 12 photos.’ See:

Sky News paper review for Saturday 21st January 2023 with jounalists Susie Boniface (Daily Mirror) and Ali Miraj (The Article).

Guardian reports: ‘MI5 refused to investigate ‘Russian spy’s’ links to Tories, says [former journalist] & whistleblower.’ See:

‘The president of Fox News, Rupert Murdoch, has spent 2 days in a Los Angeles court before the lawsuit for allegations that his media defamed Dominion Voting Systems.’ See: &

French Newspapers Saturday 21st January 2023

Guardian reports: ‘‘It’s like signing Messi’: Ken Bruce’s move a coup for Greatest Hits Radio. Radio 2’s loss of veteran DJ is GHR’s gain as it replaces local stations with its winning formula of 20th-century pop.’ See:

The Observer reports: ‘‘Embarrassingly wooden’: why are Sunak and Hunt so awkward on screen? The prime minister and the chancellor have been trying to tickle Britain’s pixels, with decidedly mixed results.’ See:

The Observer reports: ‘‘Didn’t read it, will not read it’: Harry and Meghan of little interest to Montecito neighbours. The world’s fastest-selling memoir is merely an episode in a soap opera in the Sussexes’ adopted Californian hometown.’ See:

The Guardian reports: ‘Netflix’s Reed Hastings changed the way we watch TV – for better or for worse. The departing CEO’s humble company soared to stunning success and paved the way for imitators.’ See:

Guardian reports: “Musk tells Tesla trial: ‘Just because I tweet doesn’t mean people believe it.’ The carmaker founder said Twitter was the most democratic way to communicate but tweets didn’t affect stock as he expected.” See:

Guardian reports: ‘‘I hope this triggers outrage’: surprise Brett Kavanaugh documentary premieres at Sundance. Covertly-made Justice, from director Doug Liman, shows to sold-out audience and shines new light on allegations of sexual assault.’ See:

New York Times reports (behind paywall) ‘Gwen Knapp, Sportswriter Who Looked at the Big Picture, Dies at 61.’ See:

New York Times reports (behind paywall) ‘The Last Days of Hollywood’s Most Reviled Reporter. Was Nikki Finke a genius or a monster?’ See:

New York Times reports (behind paywall) ‘Vice, a Beleaguered Avatar of New Media, Hangs a ‘For Sale’ Sign.’ See:

New York Times reports (behind paywall) ‘Vox Media to Cut 7 Percent of Workers.’ See:

Montage of world newspapers Saturday 21st January 2023

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