Journalism History Friday 3rd 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 Friday 3rd 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 Fri 3 Feb 23. Broadsheets. FT: ‘Stocks and bonds rally’, Guardian: ‘Calls for tougher windfall tax’, Times: ‘British Gas banned from force-fitting new meters’, & Telegraph: ‘Lockdown damage to workforce is permanent.’

Review of UK papers Fri 3 Feb 23. Middle Markets. Mail: ‘People don’t simply vanish into thin air’, Express: ‘Don’t jump for joy yet’, i: ‘Energy firms ordered to stop force-fitting prepay meters’, and Indy: ‘Gina Miller: “I was bullied & demeaned by Dominic Raab.”‘

Review of UK papers Fri 3 Feb 23. Tabloids. Metro: ‘Power crazy’, Mirror: ‘Greenwood- charges dropped’, Sun: ‘Where the hell is our Nicola?’ & Star: ‘You dirty rotten scoundrels.’

Review of world papers Fri 3 Feb 23. Global Times: ‘US access to more Philippine bases faces stronger protests’, New York Times: ‘China’s rush toward recovery’, Canberra Times: ‘Emotions as Schmidt calls time’, & Japan Times: ‘Long COVID’s psychological toll in focus.’

Celebration of the history of photojournalism. A Kodak creates a sensation. Created between 1890 and 1900. Frances Benjamin Johnston with group of children looking at her camera. US Library of Congress archive.

Title: A Kodak creates a sensation Date Created/Published: [between 1890 and 1900] Medium: 1 photographic print. Summary: Frances Benjamin Johnston with group of children looking at her camera. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-120447 (b&w film copy neg.) Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication. Call Number: LOT 11734-6 [item] [P&P] Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

Style Tips. Buzzfeed UK guide- Avoid US habit of dropping prepositions such as on and using likely to mean “probably”, like this: “The meeting will likely happen Wednesday.” This is perfectly acceptable in US English but not in Britain.

Media Law Tips. Mrs Justice Tipples DBE gives ruling on the potential libel law meaning of 20 reviews hosted by the Trustpilot Website about a specialist debt recovery law firm. See: No adjudication yet on truth or any issue concerning any of the reviews.

North American Newspapers for Friday 3rd February 2023

Sky News Press Preview 2 Feb 2023 Anna Botting previews Friday’s newspaper headlines, with The Guardian’s deputy political editor Jessica Elgot – and The Times’s home affairs editor Matt Dathan. See:

Guardian reports: ‘Criminals, oligarchs and kleptocrats still own large chunks of the UK – and they’re using this loophole to stay anonymous.’ See:

Sun newspaper reports: ‘GOOD MOANING BRITAIN Fuming Susanna Reid storms off GMB set and berates staff over string of on-screen howlers.’ See:

Times Obituary: ‘Joan Thomas, gatekeeper to the editor of The Sunday Times.’ See:

Frank Furedi writes for Spiked Online: ‘The media blackout over Qatargate. This EU mega-scandal has been largely ignored by the UK’s Remainer media.’ See:

Guardian reports: “Fall of Kabul whistleblower sues UK government after sacking. Civil servant who gave anonymous interview to BBC about Afghan withdrawal says service ‘dangerously politicised.’” See:

Guardian reports: ‘Scams: FCA blocks more than 10,000 ads from Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. Financial watchdog warns over rise of ‘fin-fluencers’ targeting younger people on social media.’ See:

Guardian feature: ‘BPPA press photographer of the year 2022 – in pictures .’ See:

John Taylor writes for Guardian: ‘Gavin Weightman obituary. TV documentary maker who made the ground-breaking social history programme The Making of Modern London.’ See:

John Crace writes for Guardian: ‘Spirits of Downing St present and past submit to TalkTV’s finest inquisitors.’ See:

Guido Fawkes reports: ‘The High Court gave Arron Banks permission to proceed with an appeal against the libel claim ruling given to Carole Cadwalladr.’ See:

Jewish Chronicle reports: “Netflix slammed for portraying Jews as ‘white, privileged and racist’ in hit rom-com ‘You People.’” See:‘you-people’-3GaQubnMuhkdJMA35rmD7T

French Newspapers for Friday 3rd February 2023

‘Glória Maria Matta da Silva, one of Brazil’s pioneering TV journalists whose career took off in the early 1970s has died aged 73.’ See: &

‘After the killing of journalist Jeff German, the Washington Post has stepped in to complete his investigation for the Las Vegas Review Journal.’ &

‘Journalist Jere Van Dyk has spent years in Afghanistan and Pakistan, where he got to know leaders of the Haqqani network, responsible for many suicide bombings and kidnappings.’ See: &

‘In merging of BBC domestic & international news, 5 key names have come out.’ See: &

‘US based Gannett has stopped allowing online comments because it says it doesn’t have the staff to moderate.’ See: &

‘CNN correspondent Frederik Pleitgen and his team were going to report a rescue of those in a bombing of residential flats in Kramatorsk, Ukraine.’ See: &

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘Women journalists are being urged to share their experiences of online abuse for a new study led by a regional publisher.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘Two independent local titles have affirmed their commitment to keeping news free after revealing a record month for online advertising.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘An editorial boss is to return to his former title in a new role after seven months away. Sam Cooper has announced he will be rejoining Lincolnshire Live.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A council has performed a U-turn on plans to slash funding for 10 community centres after a weekly newspaper launched a campaign to save the facilities. The Northamptonshire Telegraph has declared victory.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A senior editor who worked for four regional dailies before moving to the nationals has died suddenly aged 58. Tributes have been paid to John Lee.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A senior editor has opened up for the first time on a past suicide attempt amid a regional title’s bid to save lives.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘Four regional daily editors are getting new enhanced roles in a major restructure by a regional publisher announced today.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘News UK is proposing to make The Times Scotland and Sunday Times Scotland a single seven-day operation.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘Piers Morgan’s Rishi Sunak interview drags TalkTV ratings above BBC News, Sky News and GB News.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘Health, sex, money: Lord Rothermere toasts Daily Mail founder’s winning formula.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘Politico invests in podcasts as Anne McElvoy made head of audio.’ See:

Daily Express reports: ‘BBC urged to investigate Gina Miller’s claims Dominic Raab ‘swore at staff member’ Ms Miller’s claims are the first on the record accusations of abuse against Mr Raab.’ See:

New York Times reports (behind paywall): ‘Joyce Dopkeen, Barrier-Breaking News Photographer, Dies at 80. In 1973, she was the first woman hired by The New York Times to be a full-time staff photographer.’ See:

FT reports (behind paywall) ‘The joys of bad nature photography. Digital democratisation is welcome, but the clever tweakery of editing software has its drawbacks.’ See:

FT reports (behind paywall) ‘UK regulator targets bloggers in crackdown on illegal promotions. FCA warns tech companies to better protect consumers as data shows 14-fold rise in takedown orders.’ See:

Arab News and Reuters report: ‘Big Tech earnings show digital ads market not out of the woods.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘TikTok rolls out new account enforcement system to address repeated policy violations.’ See:

Montage of world newspapers for Friday 3rd February 2023

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