Journalism History Monday 6th 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 Monday 6th 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 Mon 6 Feb 23. Broadsheets. Times: ‘”Delusional” Truss will cost lives, Tories fear’, Telegraph: ‘Truss to challenge PM over China’, Guardian: ‘1 in 10 police officers “slipped through vetting”‘, & FT: ‘Beijing slams US for downing balloon.’

Review of UK papers Mon 6 Feb 23. Middle Markets. i: ‘Truss sparks Torry turmoil over tax cuts’, Evening Standard: ‘Shock as top head is found dead with her family’, Mail: ‘No wonder NHS can’t afford union pay demands’, & Express: ‘Nicola’s family hurt by “vile” theories.

Review of UK papers Mon 6 Feb 23. Tabloids. Metro: ‘Truss blames “Leftie City”- She still doesn’t get it’, Mirror: ‘Door cam pics of Nicola- One hour later she vanished’, Star: ‘Beast from the East returns. Arctic brass monkies’, & Sun: ‘Er, Dad…I had Harry in a field.’

Review of world papers Mon 6 Feb 23. China Daily: ‘China opposes US shooting down of civilian airship’, Jerusalem Post: ‘Gov’t fails to appoint any female DGs’, West Australian: ‘Our shark heartbreak’, & Hindu: ‘Citizenship path to be eased for 6 minority groups.’

Appreciation of photojournalism history. ‘Out for the Last Time.’ Stereoscopic photograph shows photographers with equipment outside Mammoth Cave, Edmondson Co., Ky. in 1866. In the US Library of Congress archives.

Title: Out for the last time Creator(s): E. & H.T. Anthony & Co., publisher Date Created/Published: [New York] : [published by E. & H.T. Anthony & Co., American and Foreign Stereoscopic Emporium, 501 Broadway], 1866. Medium: 1 photograph : print ; mount 9 x 18 cm (stereograph format) Summary: Photograph shows photographers with equipment outside Mammoth Cave, Edmondson Co., Ky.Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-stereo-1s43541 (digital file from original) LC-USZ62-11004A (b&w film copy neg.) LC-USZ62-11004B (b&w film copy neg. of half stereo) Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.

Style Tips. Jon Smith advised in 2007 ‘Eradicate The Verbosity- Get rid of the jargon. For reasons beyond the rest of us, otherwise articulate professional people feel obliged to use long words and convoluted sentences when writing for publication.’

Media Law Tips. IPSO updates guide to reporting deaths and inquests. See:…/2296/deaths-and-inquests-guidance.pdf New references to recent IPSO ‘case law’ for journalists and editors.

North American Newspapers for Monday 6th February 2023

Mail Online reports: ”I hope that we’re setting an example’: BBC journalist Laura Trevelyan’s family will apologise and pay reparations over ancestors’ links to slave trade.’ See:

Press Preview: A look at Monday’s front pages. 5 Feb 2023. Sky’s Gillian Joseph takes a first look at Monday’s newspaper headlines with Kate Andrews, economics editor at the Spectator, and Guardian columnist Zoe Williams. See:

Mail Online reports: ‘BBC apologises for failing to step in over JK Rowling slurs during radio chat about Hogwarts game.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Happy Valley finale is most-watched TV programme of year. Figures show BBC can still outdo streaming services, but search is now on for its next mega-hit.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Wallace and Gromit maker warns UK animators may have to move abroad. Head of Aardman studio blames Brexit as UK falls behind on skills and tax relief.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘‘A different perspective’: the journalist reporting the Amazon through fresh eyes.’ See:

The Observer reports: ‘TikTok: how the west has turned on gen Z’s favourite app.’ See:

Guardian review: “Val McDermid on Happy Valley: ‘TV every bit as manipulative as Tommy Lee Royce.’” See:

‘Elnaz Mohammadi, a reporter for reformist newspaper Hammihan, was detained at the Evin prosecutor’s office in Tehran after she had gone there “for an explanation.”’ See: &

‘6 months after death of investigative Croatian journalist Vladimir Matijanic, a protest rally called for the resignation of the health minister.’ See: &

‘REACH is stepping out with the Mirror and Express across the pond to the US and establishing online websites.’ See: &

The closure of Israeli public broadcaster Kan by Benjamin Netanyahu’s new Government has been delayed indefinitely.’ See: &

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘New guidance has been published to help journalists reporting on death. IPSO has updated its previous guidelines. See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A journalist who launched a network for LGBTQ+ colleagues has left a regional daily to join a specialist national publication. Sophie Perry has said farewell to the Oxford Mail.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A weekly newspaper has run a special supplement to celebrate 150 years of rugby on its patch. The Halifax Courier has marked the milestone for rugby league team Halifax Panthers, who were founded in 1873 as Halifax.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A regional journalist described as “one of the most gifted sports writers who chose not to take his skills to the national press” has died aged 81. Tributes have been paid to Oliver Phillips.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘An independent lifestyle title’s editor is to take over the running of a city news website. National World has unveiled Paul Trainer as the new editor of its Glasgow World site.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘The BBC has publicly apologised to a regional daily after an accusation that its website is “rammed with clickbait” was broadcast on national radio.’ See:

Mail Online reports: ‘Legendary fashion journalist Hilary Alexander dies aged 77 after decades-long career in the spotlight.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘GB News to purge ‘wasteful costs’ amid new target to be biggest in TV news by 2028.’ See:

Press Gazette & PA Media report: ‘Sun, Mail and Mirror publishers to pay surgeon ‘substantial’ damages over ‘facelift’ articles. Sultan Hassan was “seriously defamed” by articles on three publishers’ websites, the High Court heard.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘Tiktok competitor and Movie Pass chairman buy ‘sleeping giant’ National Enquirer.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘Reach names launch editors for Mirror and Express in US.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Salman Rushdie says he feels lucky and grateful in first interview since stabbing. Author, 75, who was attacked in August 2022 in upstate New York, stresses importance of US giving asylum to exiled writers.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘ GB News presenter quits after channel tries to make him pay Ofcom fines. Mark Steyn could face sanction by media regulator after he cast doubt on safety of Covid vaccines.’ See:

Mail Online reports: ‘BBC gets hit with 100 complaints over trans radio guest’s remarks about JK Rowling.’ See:

Montage of world newspapers Monday 6th February 2023

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