Journalism History Wednesday 1st February 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 1st February 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 1 Feb 23. Broadsheets. FT: ‘Israel visit- Adani boosts investment’, Guardian: ‘Half a million to strike’, Telegraph: ‘Teachers in walkout could still be paid’, & Times: ‘Britain & EU set for Northern Ireland deal.’

Review of UK papers Wed 1 Feb 23. Middle Markets. Mail: ‘Cynical walkout that betrays our children’, i: ‘Angry Tories confront Hunt’, Evening Standard: ‘”250,000 London pupils stuck at home'”, & Express: ‘”Staggering” 16.7% rise in food prices.’

Review of UK papers Wed 1 Feb 23. Tabloids. Metro: ‘TV Kate grills Hancock’, Mirror: ‘Raab “bullied staff like abusive husband”‘, Star: ‘Twitter twits ban bemused Norfolk bird charity for talking about, er, birds’, & Sun: ‘Mummy’s lost. Nicola partner tells girls sad news.’

Review of world papers Wed 1 Feb 23. Pioneer India: ‘Global turmoil-hit GDP to grow at 6.5%’, China Daily: ‘Xi encourages young people to forge ties’, Irish Examiner: ‘Gangster joins anti-migrant protest’, & Canberra Times Australia: ‘Former judge to lead rape case inquiry.’

Celebration of photojournalism history. Stereoscope image taken in 1906 shows a photographer and assistant setting up a camera on California Street on Nob Hill after the San Francisco earthquake in 1906. US Library of Congress archives.

Title: California Street, from the top of the hill, San Francisco, Cal. Creator(s): Griffith & Griffith., Date Created/Published: Philadelphia : George W. Griffith, c1906 Aug. 11. Medium: 1 photographic print on stereo card : stereograph. Summary: Stereo shows a photographer and assistant setting up a camera on California Street on Nob Hill after the San Francisco earthquake in 1906. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-09829 (digital file from original stereograph) Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.

Style Tips. Usage and Abusage on ‘take off’- “has several meanings already, both active and passive, and, unless we are to allow anything to mean anything and everything to mean everything else, some precision is advisable.”

Media Law Tips. Ofcom has resolved a complaint about on air competition run by Talksport Breakfast. See:…/Talksport-Breakfast,-Talksport… ‘ technical error resulted in the rejection of 144 listeners’ text message entries.’

North American Newspapers for Wednesday 1st February 2023

Guardian editorial: ‘On economics in the media: poorly communicated, poorly understood.’ See:

Arwa Mahdawi writes for Guardian: ‘Mascara? Accountants? Le dollar beans? On TikTok, nothing means what you think it does.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Sky recruits stars including Florence Pugh and Adam Driver for streaming wars. Sky Cinema announces 100-strong slate of films to take on Netflix, Prime Video and Disney+.’ See:

Elisabeth Ribbans writes for the Guardian: ‘The perils of using journalist jargon outside the newsroom.’ See:

‘The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) representing journalists from 146 countries, has initiated the expulsion of Russia’s Union of Journalists from its organisation.’ See: &

A Pakistani journalist who claimed he had been defamed by political activists who posted material to the internet alleging he was corrupt, has won his case before the High Court.’ See: &

‘The Daily Mail has announced “with great sadness” the sudden death of its night editor John Lee.’ See: &

‘The claim for damages in the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia is continuing with a robust talk to the confessed hitman Vince Muscat.’ See: &

French Newspapers for Wednesday 1st February 2023

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A photographer who served a weekly newspaper for 43 years has died aged 89. Tributes have been paid to Roy Ingram.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘At-risk leisure centres get stay of execution after daily’s campaign.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A former regional journalist is bidding to become an MP in the United Kingdom’s smallest constituency by population.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘Jill Dando’s journalist brother shares fresh hopes for killer’s capture.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A former editor has taken voluntary redundancy from two sister dailies after more than 40 years of service. Mike Bacon has announced his departure from the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘BDG Media shutters revived Gawker and lays off 8% of staff.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘RSF appoints next London bureau director.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘Daily Mail night editor John Lee dies suddenly at 58.’ See:

Elaine Sihera writes for Press Gazette: ‘Why Press Gazette editor-in-chief’s ‘ginger whinger’ Prince Harry jibe was inappropriate.’ See:

Caroline Harrap writes for Press Gazette: ‘Ten ways to survive (and even thrive) as a freelance journalist in 2023.’ See:

Charlotte Tobitt writes for Press Gazette: ‘Comedians Nish Kumar and Josh Widdicombe show local journalism is harder than it looks.’ See:

New York Times reports (behind paywall) ‘Gawker, the Irreverent Gossip Site, Will Be Shuttered Again.’ See:

New York Times reports: ‘Meta Posts $4.2 Billion Restructuring Charge. The company, which is in the midst of shifting to become a metaverse business, also forecast revenue would beat Wall Street predictions.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘ChatGPT maker fields tool for spotting AI-written text.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘Former colleagues, media leaders reflect on ‘legendary’ Rani Raad’s departure from CNN Worldwide.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘France weighs up ban on influencers promoting risky products, services.’ See:

Sky News Press Preview Wednesday 1 Feb 2023 Anna Botting previews Thursday’s papers, with Kevin Maguire of the Daily Mirror and the Daily Mail columnist Sarah Vine. See:

Montage of world newspapers Wednesday 1st February 2023

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