Journalism History Monday 23rd 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 Monday 23rd 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 Monday 23 Jan 2023. Broadsheets. Telegraph: ‘National Grid ready to pay customers to switch off’, Times: ‘Universities’ “risky” ties to China’, Guardian: ‘Johnson faces claims over BBC appointment’, & FT: ‘Turkey rails at Sweden stance.’

Review of UK papers Monday 23 Jan 2023. Middle Markets. Indy: ‘Zahawi can’t survive tax row, warn Tories’, i: ‘Energy firms hit back at prepay meter ban’, Mail: ‘Shocking rise of “something for nothing Britain”‘, & Express: ‘Boris back on the front line.’

Review of UK papers Monday 23 Jan 2023. Tabloids. Sun: Judges’ fury. BGT pay war’, Star: ‘Fury at prices rises. Taking the peas’, Mirror: ‘Tories- They still don’t get it’, and Metro: ‘Tories hit by sleaze storm- Boris bank chum.’

Review of world papers Monday 23 Jan 2023. New York Times: ‘Trapped in a ravaged slum’, Telegraph Australia: ‘Your right to ask’, Jerusalem Post: Netanyahu fires Deri from cabinet after High Court of Justice ruling’, & Business Day SA: ‘Confusion over future of blackouts.’

Appreciation of photojournalism history. 13th June 1920 & the US President Harding & his pet dog Laddie are being photographed in front of the White House. Image in the US LIbrary of Congress. Tripod and camera bigger in size than the subjects.

Title: [President Harding with pet dog Laddie, being photographed in front of the White House]
Date Created/Published: 1922 June 13. Medium: 1 photographic print. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-71385 (digital file from original) LC-USZ62-65041 (b&w film copy neg.)
Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication. Call Number: PRES FILE – Harding–With Pet Dog <item> [P&P] Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

Style Tips. BBC guidance on reporting the conflict between ‘Israel and the Palestinians’ at…/israel-and-the-palestinians/ On use of word ‘terrorist’ in news writing- Quotes highlighted from BBC Editorial Guidelines.

Media Law Tips. IPSO rejects complaint about ‘Red Light Rats’ headlined article in Mail on Sunday about cyclists riding outside Buckingham Palace London. See:…/ruling/… Complaints raised on discrimination, harassment, accuracy & reporting crime.

North American Newspapers Monday 23rd January 2023

Observer reports: ‘Can BBC radio thrive in a new world of podcasts? The loss of Ken Bruce, following other big-name DJs, is a blow for Radio 2. The challenge now is to stay relevant.’ See:

Express reports: ‘Prince Harry to ask High Court judge to rule in his favour without trial in libel case.’ See:

Mail Online reports: ”The BBC disappearing up its own fundament’: Boris Johnson attacks ‘complete nonsense’ over claims broadcaster’s chairman helped him secure an £800k loan while he was PM – as Richard Sharp orders review.’ See:

Mail Online reports: “Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos ‘is considering selling Washington Post to buy the Commanders.'” See:

‘Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is reportedly looking for a way to purchase the Washington Commanders American football team by selling the Washington Post newspaper.’ See: &

‘BBC chairman Richard Sharp says the BBC World Service will lose influence unless it get further funding from the Government.’ See: &

‘There is sufficient evidence for two men to stand trial for the murder of the journalist Lyra McKee in Londonderry who was shot dead on 18 April 2019.’ See:

‘Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will criticise the media’s overwhelming support for murdered Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in his new book.’ See: &

Guardian reports: ‘Richard Sharp’s appointment as BBC chair under investigation. Commissioner for public appointments and corporation to separately examine Tory donor’s selection.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Prominent Cameroon journalist found dead after abduction. Martinez Zogo’s kidnapping is the latest in a string of attacks against journalists in the African country.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Twitter to launch ad-free subscription tier, Elon Musk says. Tesla boss hopes for rise in revenue after advertising downturn in wake of takeover.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘India invokes emergency laws to ban BBC Modi documentary. Government accused of ‘censorship’ over ban on film about PM’s role in violence during 2002 Gujarat riots.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Is Elon Musk’s Twitter in too much trouble to cover its debts? Social media platform faces $300m interest payment this week, and default could trigger debt restructuring – or bankruptcy.’ See:

Guardian editorial: ‘Radio 3’s new leader: a tough challenge ahead. Besieged by cuts, falling audiences and rows about ‘dumbing down’, BBC radio’s classical music flagship is small but still vitally important.’ See:

French Newspapers Monday 23rd January 2023

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A photographer whose picture of a fatal tram crash launched his career when he was just 14 has died aged 84. Tributes have been paid to Tom Buist.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘An appeal has been launched to identify the subjects of thousands of photographs from a regional publisher’s archive that were rescued from a skip. The pictures were taken from by photographer Arthur Cooper.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A weekly newspaper originally launched 40 years ago is publishing its last edition tomorrow after bosses decided it was “no longer viable.” Five jobs are set to be lost at the Leigh Times Series in Essex.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘Informed app attracts big-name publishers to join curated subscription bundle.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘Crypto currency site DL News launching with 12-strong team.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘Ranked: FT, Times top list of most expensive digital news subscriptions in UK.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘ITN editorial director Chris Shaw to leave after 25 years.’ See:

Arab News and AFP report: ‘India blocks ‘hostile’ BBC documentary on PM Modi.’ See:

Arab News and AFP report: ‘Iran arrests three female journalists amid protests: reports.’ See:

Arab News and Reuters report: ‘Spotify to cut staff as soon as this week.’ See:

Arab News and AFP report: ‘Elon Musk announces more expensive subscription for ad-free Twitter.’ See:

FT reports (behind paywall) ‘Spotify to axe 600 workers and shake up management. Dawn Ostroff, who spearheaded ambitious expansion into podcasts, to leave the music streaming company.’ See:

New York Times reports (behind paywall) ‘As Deepfakes Flourish, Countries Struggle With Response. Few governments have approved regulations, often because of free-speech concerns. See:

Montage of world newspapers Monday 23rd January 2023

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