Journalism History Sunday 12th 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 Sunday 12th 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 Sun 12 Feb 23. Broadsheets. Indy: ’15 arrested in violent riot at Merseyside asylum hotel’, Telegraph: ‘British weapons could be made in Ukraine’, Sunday Times: ‘Chairman “has undermined trust in BBC”‘, & Observer: ‘Secret cross-party summit [on Brexit]’

Review of UK papers Sun 12 Feb 23. Middle Markets. Scot on Sunday: ‘1/3rd of GP surgeries could shut down in coming months’, Herald: ‘Police step up SNP “funds fraud” probe’, Mail: ‘UK forces too small to combat Russians’, & Express: ‘James Bulger killer must die in prison.’

Review of UK papers Sun 12 Feb 23. Tabloids. Star: ‘Nudists put on clothes as heating bills rocket- The Fuel Monty’, Sun: ‘Nicola- riddle of two men’, People: ‘GP won’t see you is too cold’, & Mirror: ‘”I did cheat on Vanessa..again and again.”‘

Review of world papers Sun 12 Feb 23. New Sunday Express India: ‘Modi tears into Cong-Left pact’, Haaretz: ‘2 young brothers, man killed in J’lem; Palestinian attacker shot dead’, Sunday Times SA: ‘Cops hunt AKA’s killers’, & Sunday Times Australia: ‘Shark proof swan river.’

Celebration of photojournalism history. Interior Views of Fort Sumter, Charleston, S.C. taken by a Confederate photographer in 1864 [i.e. 1863]. In the US Library of Congress archives.

Title: Interior Views of Fort Sumter, Charleston, S.C. taken by a Confederate photographer in 1864 [i.e. 1863] Creator(s): Cook, George S. (George Smith), 1819-1902, photographer Date Created/Published: [photographed 1863 September 8, printed between 1880 and 1889]
Medium: 1 photographic print on card mount : half stereograph, albumen. Summary: Photograph showing two men standing amidst the ruins inside Fort Sumter. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-35439 (digital file from original item, top center) LC-USZ62-116996 (b&w film copy neg.) Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.

Style Tips. ABC Australia style guide at offers advice on ‘Em rule (—) Use em rules sparingly to: link words that signify an abrupt change: We decided to go by air — a momentous decision under the circumstances.’

Media Law Tips. BBC Exec Complaints Unit accepts complaint about statement ‘by the BBC’s Climate Editor, Justin Rowlatt, that a third of Pakistan had been underwater following severe flooding earlier in 2022.’ See:…/bbc-news-1000pm-bbc-one-6-november… Inaccurate & upheld.

North American Newspapers for Sunday 12th February 2023

Ashley Rindsberg writes for UnHerd: ‘The Guardian’s links to the slave trade. Its founding myth depends on moral contortionism.’ See:

Sky News Press Preview: Sunday’s papers. 11 Feb 2023. Kamali Melbourne takes a first look at Sunday’s papers with journalist and author Christina Patterson and former Number 10 speechwriter Asa Bennett. See:

Observer & Sunday Times report: ‘BBC chairman Richard Sharp ‘breached standards expected’ for job application. The chair’s future at the corporation is in doubt after a damning Commons report on his role in the Boris Johnson loan affair.’ See:

Mail Online reports: ‘BBC hit by bias probe: Corporation under the spotlight after investigation reveals it treated Tory and Labour politicians accused of wrongdoing differently.’ See:

Mail Online reports: ‘Newsfight! Emily Maitlis is accused of erasing her producer’s key role in securing her infamous interview with Prince Andrew.’ See:

French Newspapers for Sunday 12th February 2023

Observer interview feature: “The BBC’s Steve Rosenberg: ‘The increasing aggression in Russia worries me – it could get bumpy.'” See:

Guardian reports: “Richard Sharp’s position as BBC chair ‘increasingly untenable’, says Labour. Sharp faces calls to resign after MPs’ report says he made significant errors of judgment over Johnson loan.” see:

The Observer reports: “Climate crisis fuels new wave of TV ‘eco thrillers.’ The Swarm joins The Last of Us as the latest drama series to depict the biological destruction of civilisation.” See:

Observer reports: ‘Boris Johnson’s more lucrative pursuits keep his Shakespeare book on back burner. The ex-PM’s long-promised tome of the Bard looks set to be delayed again after he receives huge advances for his political diaries & public speaking.’ See:

‘Iranian authorities have released journalist Elnaz Mohammadi from the Hammihan newspaper on bail a week after her arrest, but her sister, also a reporter, remains in custody.’ See: &

‘Kelly Scott, a former arts, culture, and entertainment editor for much of her 25-year career at the Los Angeles Times has died of complications related to thyroid cancer.’ See: &

‘Newsquest is working with Community Foundation Wales to launch Our Communities Together.’ See: &

New York Times reports: ‘India’s Proud Tradition of a Free Press Is at Risk. Self-censorship has spread, along with a shrill Hindu nationalism in news reports that echoes the government line.’ See:

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