Journalism History Wednesday 25th 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 25th 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 25 Jan 2023. Broadsheets. Guardian: ‘Berlin agrees to send tanks to Ukraine’, FT: ‘Based on a lie. FT probe into Wagner group’, Times: ‘Economy is failing to bounce back’, & Telegraph: “Hammer blow” for Putin as Ukraine gets tanks.’

Review of UK papers Wed 25 Jan 2023. Middle Markets. Evening Standard: ‘Fury at failings that left Zara’s killer on streets’, i: ‘Treasury rules out tax cuts’, Mail: ‘2.5 trillion reasons UK must go for growth’, Express: ‘Be warned! Increase our pension age at your peril.’

Review of UK papers Wed 25 Jan 2023. Tabloids. Metro: ‘It’s grim up North’, Mirror: ‘In memory of the victims of by killers on probation- Deadly failings, Star: ‘Is there a Chinese spy in you fridge?’ & Sun: ‘Squid game horror in UK.’

Review of world papers Wed 25 Jan 2023. New York Times: ‘China puts tiny nation on edge’, Star SA: ‘Mkhwebane allowed to grill Madonsela’, Jerusalem Post: ‘PM, Abdullah meet amid Temple Mount tension’, & Japan Times: ‘Worries persist as China opens for business.’

Chartered Institute of Journalists celebrates history of photojournalism. It is March 1938. A photographer takes picture of an Itinerant photographer in Columbus, Ohio. US Library of Congress archive.

Title: Itinerant photographer in Columbus, Ohio Creator(s): Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969, photographe Date Created/Published: 1938 Aug Medium: 1 negative : nitrate ; 35 mm. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-fsa-8a18478 (digital file from original neg.)
Rights Advisory: No known restrictions. For information, see U.S. Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black & White ( Call Number: LC-USF33- 006582-M2 [P&P] Additional information about this photograph might be available through the Flickr Commons project at (corresponding photographic print) Other Number: F 6148 Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC 20540 USA

Style Tips. Bliss & Hoyt on five W’s and H- ‘Good broadcast leads typically include the more descriptive of these six categories – where, when, who, and what. It is difficult to cite good broadcast leads that involve the other two categories- how and why.’

Media Law Tips. High Court ruling says Mental Health Tribunal wrong not to give reasons for conditional discharge of a killer to mother of his victim. See: Important Open Justice issues explored in ruling.

North American Newspapers Wedneaday 25th January 2025

Times of Israel reports: ‘‘Whispered in Gaza, Part 2’: When residents of the Strip tried to challenge Hamas.’ See:

Telegraph reports (behind paywall) ‘BBC to axe Masters coverage .’ See exclusive report by Tom Morgan: ‘

Guardian reports: ‘Mother wins legal battle over tribunal’s refusal to say why son’s killer was discharged from hospital. Teresa Maher’s son, Kyle, was killed by Richard Wilson-Michael in supported accommodation in London in 2017. See:

Mail Online reports: ‘Elon Musk caves to pressure from India and removes BBC documentary criticising PM Narendra Modi from Twitter.’ See:

Times of Israel reports: ‘Cultural figures protest potential public broadcaster closure, block Tel Aviv road.’ See:

Jonathan Freedland writes for Guardian: ‘Ian Black obituary. Middle East editor of the Guardian, author and academic who embodied the journalist’s duty to show fairness to all sides.’ See:

Stephen Glover writes for Mail Online: ‘The real reason BBC chairman is facing a staff mutiny is that they can’t abide having a wealthy Tory in charge’ See:

BBC News reports: ‘Yevgeny Prigozhin: UK reviews rules after Wagner head sued journalist.’ See:

‘Rupert Murdoch has abandoned plans to combine Fox Corp. and News Corp which would have reunited his broadcasting and print companies.’ See: &

‘Killings of journalists jumped by 50 percent in 2022 compared to the previous year, driven largely by attacks in Ukraine, Mexico and Haiti.’ See: &

‘Ghostwriter of ‘Spare’ won a Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for feature about “an isolated river community in Alabama populated by descendants of slaves.”’ See: &

‘Journalist Dina Amer covered 2015 terrorist attacks in France for Vice News but found herself unable to leave the story of woman dubbed “Europe’s first female suicide bomber.”’ See: &

‘CAF has reportedly issued a five-year ban to one of its media officials after he was accused of sexual assault on a Moroccan official during the championship hosted in Algeria.’ See: &

‘A former Times of India journalist has been killed when the apartment block she lived in collapsed in Lucknow.’ See: &

Mail Online reports: ‘We must urgently stop the rich from muzzling our Press through court action, MPs warn.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Labour asks why Treasury unit let oligarch under sanctions bring libel case. Key Putin ally who founded Wagner mercenaries tried to ‘subvert sanctions and silence journalist’, says Pat McFadden.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Indian ban on BBC Modi film puts Musk’s Twitter ‘free speech’ to the test. Use of emergency laws sheds light on fragile and fractious place social media now occupy in India.’ See:

Margaret Sullivan writes for Guardian: ‘How I would fix Twitter if I were CEO. My name was floated as a potential head of the social media platform. Here’s what I’d do if I were suddenly in charge.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Fund UK’s local news outlets or they won’t survive, MPs warn government. Commons digital, culture, media and sport committee predicts decline in local reporting will damage democracy.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Panel approving Richard Sharp as BBC chair included Tory party donor. Scrutiny of potential conflicts of interest among assessors for BBC job follows allegations over Boris Johnson loan.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Victor Navasky, award-winning author and editor of the Nation, dies at 90 Liberal lion won National Book Award and edited leftwing Nation.’ See:

French Newspapers for Wednesday 25th January 2023

Guardian editorial: ‘Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira: protect people, protect the planet. Journalists and environmental defenders are at greatest risk in Latin America. All those who put them in danger must be held accountable.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘An historic portrait of the founder of the Salisbury Journal has been handed over to a museum – prompting a reunion of some of its present and former staff. See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A former weekly editor has written a new novel based on life on a local newspaper in the 1970s. Death by Mistake, by Phil Pledger, has been published in the Kindle Store.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘An editor whose title was closed last month has landed a new job with its sister daily. The Belfast Telegraph has announced the appointment of Alyson Magee as a business reporter.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A Committee of MPs has called for major changes to the way local news is funded, saying its quality and provision will continue to decline without fresh support from the government.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: “‘MPs have accused the UK’s biggest local news publishers of “compromising the quality” of their journalism in a new report on the sustainability of local journalism.” See:

Press Gazette reports:’Newsflation: UK national newspaper cover prices up 14% in a year. But still only one newspaper is more expensive than the average pint of lager.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘Free newspapers Evening Standard and City AM suffered the biggest drops in their print distribution in December compared to the previous year.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘Teams, Outlook down for thousands around world, Microsoft investigates.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘Netflix drops trailer of series on women navigating 1980s Kuwait stock market.’

Arab News reports: ‘MBC Group, Vice Media announce exclusive content partnership.’ See:

Arab News and Associated Press report: ‘Donald Trump is reinstated to Facebook after 2-year ban.’ See:

Montage of world newspapers Wednesday 25th January 2023

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