Journalism History Tuesday 7th 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 Tuesday 7th 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 Tues 7 Feb 23. Broadsheets. Guardian: ‘”Catastrophic”- thousands dead’, FT: ‘Thousands dead after biggest quake in 84 years’, Telegraph: ‘Thousands killed in Turkey’s most powerful quake in century’, & Times: ‘Giant earthquake kills thousands.’

Review of UK papers Tues 7 Feb 23. Middle Markets. Mail: ‘Defenceless- fears grow over shrinking military’, Herald: ‘Whisky tourism “at risk” from SNP crackdown’, i: ‘Thousands killed as they sleep’,& Express: ‘Quake Horror- thousands more feared dead.’

Review of UK papers Tues 7 Feb 23. Tabloids. Star: ‘Half-term holidays hit by new travel chaos- Wish you were here’, Sun: ‘Quake aid plea. Help them’, Mirror: ‘Thousands die in quake hell’ & Metro: ‘Saved from Hell quake, girl alive, but thousands die in Turkey & Syria.’

Review of world papers Tues 7 Feb 23. El País: ‘Devastation in Turky and Syria’, Global Times: ‘Quake aftermath’, Jerusalem Post: ‘Earthquakes kill thousands in Turkey & Syria’, and Le Monde: ‘Séisme meurtrier en Turquie et en Syrie [Killer quake in Turkey & Syria.]

Celebration of photojournalism history. ‘Palestine events. The earthquake of July 11, 1927. Great rifts in Jordan banks. Caused by the earthquake.’ From US Library of Congress archives.

Title: Palestine events. The earthquake of July 11, 1927. Great rifts in Jordan banks. Caused by the earthquake
Creator(s): American Colony (Jerusalem). Photo Department, photographer Date Created/Published: 1927 July.
Medium: 1 negative : glass, dry plate ; 5 x 7 in. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-matpc-03037 (digital file from original)
Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication. For information see: “G. Eric and Edith Matson Photograph Collection,”(

Style Tips. BBC on Americanisms- ‘Take care not to copy and paste them from agency copy. We say: meet (not “meet with”), consult (not “consult with”), talk to (not “talk with”), protest against a decision (not “protest a decision”)…’

Media Law Tips. Televised sentencing of high profile criminal cases becoming normal in England & Wales. Former Met officer David Carrick receives 36 life sentences & jailed for minimum of 32 by Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb at Southwark CC.

North American Newspapers for Tuesday 7th February 2023

Guardian feature: ‘Charlotte Higgins on The Archers: radio to make you weep recklessly.’ See:

Mail Online reports: ‘BBC chairman Richard Sharp denies helping Boris Johnson secure a £800,000 loan before the former prime minister backed him for the top post at national broadcaster as he is grilled by MPs.’ See:

Sun reports: ‘BEEB EMERGENCY BBC News suddenly taken off air as staff are forced to urgently evacuate studio.’ See:

Mail Online reports: ‘BBC apologises for mistaking actress Viola Davis for Beyoncé in coverage of singer becoming most decorated artist at the Grammys.’ See:

John Crace writes for Guardian: ‘Sharp practice? Never! BBC chair is just one of life’s natural born winners.’ See:

Brendan O’Neill writes for Spiked Online: ‘An eye for a hurt feeling. The attack on Salman Rushdie exposed just how medieval cancel culture can be.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Lawyer Dinah Rose KC sues the Times for libel. Lawsuit relates to a story about criticism she faced after taking Cayman Islands same-sex marriage case.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Bruce Lehrmann starts legal action against Network Ten and News. The former Coalition staffer accused of raping Brittany Higgins has taken steps against the media outlets but exact nature of case remains unclear.’ See:

Sarah Ayoub writes for Guardian: ‘It’s never too early to chat to your kids about online safety.’ See:

Dal Babu writes for the Guardian: ‘Happy Valley shows how policing should be done – how come the BBC gets this, and not the Met?’ See:

French Newspapers for Tuesday 7th February 2023

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A group of sister weeklies have launched a bid to improve voter turnout on their patches.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A sub-editor who served a regional publisher for four decades has died aged 86. Ron Wood worked for both magazines and newspapers at DC Thomson between 1962 and 2008.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘Regional journalists urged to enter national investigations award.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘The Northern Echo has highlighted the plight of hospices in the North-East of England and North Cumbria.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘Regional daily editor is leaving his role after a decade to take up a senior role with an independent publisher. Brian Hossack announces his departure from the Greenock Telegraph, which he has run for the past 10 years.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘The serious harm test for defamation should be a “one-off exercise” and should not be revisited following a change in circumstances, a lawyer for Arron Banks has argued in his libel appeal against journalist Carole Cadwalladr.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘GB News host Mark Steyn exits channel with anti-Ofcom tirade.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘Why the FT made a thriller-comedy starring Doctor Who’s Jodie Whittaker.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘National World buys second Northern Ireland weekly.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘The BBC has apologised after a report on the Today programme suggested the Manchester Evening News is “just rammed with clickbait and sensationalism.”’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘Lucy Frazer replaces Michelle Donelan as Culture Secretary.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘Emerging filmmaker, scientists create cutting-edge AI technology for cinema.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘French channel airs three-part Hezbollah documentary investigating Beirut port blast links.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘Twitter saved from bankruptcy, Musk claims.’ See:

Arab News and Reuters report: ‘Google unveils ChatGPT rival Bard, AI search plans in battle with Microsoft.’ See:

Arab News and AFP report: ‘Disney+ in Hong Kong drops ‘Simpsons’ episode with ‘forced labor’ mention.’ See:

Arab News and AFP report: ‘Turkiye detains four over quake social media posts.’ See:

Arab News and Reuters report: ‘Big Tech not doing enough to remove fake news, activist NGO Avaaz says.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘Iran detains journalist whose sister is behind bars for Mahsa Amini coverage.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘Blue tick Twitter accounts spread fake news over Turkiye earthquake.’ See:

Arab News and Associated Press report: ‘Kenya labor court rules that Facebook can be sued.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘Israeli filmmakers call for boycott of film fund.’ See:

CIoJ LinkedIn news by Liz Justice reports: ‘A Cameroon businessman arrested Monday in connection with murder of prominent journalist, Martinez Zogo, whose mutilated remains were found near the capital Yaounde last month.’ See: &

Mail Online reports: ‘Judge rules Meghan and Harry must be grilled in deposition over Samantha Markle’s claim the couple lied about her in Oprah interview – exposing even more of what’s left behind their curtain of secrecy.’ See:

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