Journalism History Wednesday 8th 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 8th 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 Wednesday 8 Feb 23. Broadsheets. FT: Sunak breaks up business department’, Guardian: ‘Father’s agony amid the ruins’, Telegraph: ‘Born beneath the rubble, now a sole survivor’, & Times: ‘Life and death under the ruins.’

Review of UK papers Wednesday 8 Feb 23. Middle Markets. i: ‘Race to find quake survivors’, Mail: ‘Now even God could be going gender neutral’, Express: ‘Distress call…then school head & daughter shot dead’, & Herald: ‘Threat of fines for abortion protesters.’

Review of UK papers Wednesday 8 Feb 23. Tabloids. Metro: ‘Met rapist gets 30 years. “A scar on our police”‘, Mirror: ‘BP’s spoils of wars’, Star: ‘Britain in grip of chuckle crisis’, & Sun: ‘Fawlty Towers returns. Cleese back as Basil… with his daughter’

Review of world papers Wednesday 8 Feb 23. Gulf News: ‘UAE President orders $100 million in aid’, China Daily: ‘Xi- Forge new drivers for modernization’, Washington Post: ‘Biden mixes bipartisanship, defiance’, & Canberra Times: ‘Earthquake heartbreak.’

Celebration of photojournalism history. Erwin E. Smith, full-length portrait, facing right, on horseback- picture of a cowboy in 1908. In US Library of Congress archives.

Title: [Erwin E. Smith, full-length portrait, facing right, on horseback] Creator(s): Smith, Erwin E. (Erwin Evans), 1886-1947, copyright claimant Date Created/Published: c1908 December 7.
Medium: 1 photographic print. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-07347 (digital file from original photo) LC-USZ62-24679 (b&w film copy neg.) Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.

Style Tips. IPSO launches public consultation on draft guidance on the reporting of sex and gender identity. See:…/ipso-launches-public-consultation…/ Language & vocabulary key factors.

Media Law Tips. Court of Protection issues guidance on ‘Closed hearings’ and ‘closed material’ See:…/guidance-for-the-court-of…/ Key open justice issues arise from this.

North American Newspapers for Wednesday 8th February 2023

Christopher Hart writes for Mail Online: ‘Am I the only one who finds Amol Rajan’s bumptiousness putting me off my cornflakes? ‘ See:

Jewish News reports: ‘Survey finds ‘disturbing’ anti-Israel coverage by New York Times The negative reporting of Israel rose from 53% during the first 10 months of 2022 to 68% after Benjamin Netanyahu was re-elected prime minister. ‘ See:

Press Preview: A look at Wednesday’s front pages. 7 Feb 2023 Sky’s Emma Crosby takes a first look at Wednesday’s newspaper headlines with journalist and broadcaster Jenny Kleeman, and the Telegraph’s associate editor for politics, Christopher Hope. See:

Mail Online reports: ‘Why are the BBC giving Shamima Begum more airtime?’ See:

Telegraph obituary (behind paywall) ‘Hilary Alexander, ebullient and much-loved Telegraph fashion supremo for 26 years’ See:

Mail Online reports ‘Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh alleges US Navy divers carried out mission to kill Russia’s gas stranglehold on Europe in audacious mission overseen by president.’ See:

Polish-Belarusian journalist Andrzej Poczobut, who reported critically on President Alexander Lukashenko’s regime, has been sentenced to eight years in prison.’ See: &

‘Newsquest is planning to make five roles redundant at former Archant dailies the East Anglian Daily Times, Eastern Daily Press, Ipswich Star and Norwich Evening News.’ See: &

‘Volodymyr Zelensky, the President of Ukraine, paid a historic visit to UK on & surprised a compatriot with a hug in an impromptu moment during a press conference.’ See: &

‘NBC News and MSNBC US journalists plan to walk off the job on Thursday amid a staff dispute according to the NBC News Guild.’ See: &

‘More than 2 x 12 media companies have filed a petition asking Idaho Supreme Court to remove sweeping gag order in case of man charged with killing 4 University of Idaho students.’ See: &

‘Mahangari Times published a story by journalist Shashikant Warishe about business man Pandharinath Amberkar lobbying for construction of a major oil refinery in Ratnagiri.’ See: &

‘Lucy Frazer MP has been appointed the new Culture Secretary, taking over from Michelle Donelan.’ See: &

French Newspapers for Wednesday 8th February 2023

Guardian reports: ‘An anti-woke nightmare! Why the Fawlty Towers remake is a truly nauseating idea.’ See:

Margaret Sullivan writes for the Guardian: ‘Twitter probably fumbled the Hunter Biden story. But don’t expect a sane investigation.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Zoom cuts workforce by 15% as pandemic-driven demand wanes. CEO Eric Yuan says ‘We worked tirelessly … but we also made mistakes’ as he takes 98% pay cut for coming year.’ See:

Guardian feature: ‘‘There is no standard’: investigation finds AI algorithms objectify women’s bodies.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘‘ChatGPT needs a huge amount of editing’: users’ views mixed on AI chatbot. Some readers say software helps them write essays and emails, while others question its reliability.’ See:

Guardian feature: ‘‘It wasn’t designed for people with perverted minds’: how kids’ show Minipops scandalised Britain.’ See:

Guardian reports: “Jewish group and MPs urge GB News to stop indulging conspiracy theories. Fears antisemitic tropes are being spread after host Neil Oliver discusses plan to impose ‘one-world government.’” See:

Guardian reports: ‘Disney announces 7,000 layoffs while teasing Toy Story and Frozen sequels.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A regional journalist has won an awards double for his news and sports reporting. Mark Harcus, of Orkney title The Orcadian, was named Journalist of the Year and Sports Reporter of the Year.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A former journalist has written a new novel inspired by a murder she covered for a regional daily. What July Knew, the latest novel by former Bristol Post staffer Emily Koch.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A weekly newspaper is set to leave its home of 155 years after putting the building on the market. The Stroud News & Journal has announced its departure from Landsdown Road.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘Regional daily, The Oxford Mail, has unveiled four new reporters after one of its journalists left to take up her “dream job.”’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘Two weekly newspapers have changed hands in a swap deal between a regional publisher and an independent group.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘The entire features departments of four sister dailies are set to be axed in a move affecting six journalists – including an editor.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A regional publisher is launching new titles in three more cities traditionally served by a rival group – creating journalism jobs in the process.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘Protection for journalists added into anti-protest Public Order Bill.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘Former Birmingham Post sports editor Fraser Thomson dies aged 58.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘FT creates AI editor role to lead coverage on new tech.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘New York Times promises revenue boost from Google deal as it hits 11m subscriptions.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘Iconic Arabic current affairs magazine Al-Majalla relaunches combining critical analysis with a new revamped digital product.’ See:

Arab News and AFP report: ‘Rwandan court fines driver over death of top journalist.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘Reporters Without Borders, French media urge release of imprisoned Afghan journalist.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘YouTube collaborates with Egypt’s National Council for Women on Safer Internet Day.’ See:

Arab News and Reuters report: ‘Meta, nonprofit end US lawsuit over infinity-logo trademark.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘Twitter restricted in quake-hit Turkiye.’ See:

Montage of world newspapers Wednesday February 8th February 2023

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