Journalism History Monday 13th 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 13th 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 13 Feb 23. Broadsheets. Times: ‘Water firms to be spared threat of £250m fines’, Telegraph: ‘UK security review over Chinese spy balloons’, Guardian: ‘”catalogue of waste” on government credit cards’, & FT: ‘China balloons cross Taiwan airspace.’

Review of UK papers Mon 13 Feb 23. Middle Markets. Evening Standard: ‘UK “ready to down China spy balloons”, i: ‘Sunak facing Tory rebellion over sewage in UK rivers’, Express: ‘Care crisis deepens leaving elderly at risk’, & ‘Mail: ‘Secret plot to unravel Brexit.’

Review of UK papers Mon 13 Feb 23. Tabloids. Sun: ‘Quake appeal- Thanks a million’, Star: ’15C Valentine’s Day- Phew La La!’, Mirror: ‘NHS heroes’ long Covid agony’, & Metro: ‘It’s a murky business- Pressure grows for BBC chief to step down.’

Review of world papers Mon 13 Feb 23. Jerusalem Post: ‘Herzog calls to “stop fire of polarization”‘, New Indian Express: ‘Prez changes 13 guvs in one go’, New York Times: ‘A loose cannon in Moscow’, & China Daily: ‘Iranian leader’s visit to further enhance ties.’

Celebration of photojournalism. Rather enigmatic image titled ‘Photographers Banquet, 1923, White House Photographer’s Association’ in US Library of Congress archives. Why the composite face on body of driver of horseless carriage?

Title: Photographers Banquet, 1923, White House Photographer’s Assoc. Date Created/Published: 1923.
Medium: 1 negative : glass ; 4 x 5 in. or smaller Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-npcc-18586 (digital file from original) Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication. For more information, see National Photo Company Collection – Rights and Restrictions Information(

Syle Tips. BuzzFeed guide shows sensitivity with adoption- Use the neutral phrase place for adoption rather than give up for adoption, e.g., “She placed the child for adoption,” to avoid negative connotations that “give up” may imply.’

Media Law Tips. UK Media Law Pocketbook 2nd ed online chapter- guide to accessing professional misconduct hearings. See end of chapter 13…/12/09/local-government/ Available at &

North American Newspapers for Monday 13th February 2023

Kasri Naji writes for Times (behind paywall) ‘BBC Persian radio is a lifeline to millions and must be saved.’ See:

Times Obituary (behind paywall) ‘Peter Millar, foreign correspondent who covered the fall of the Berlin Wall.’ See:

Sky News ress Preview: Monday’s papers. 12 Feb 2023 Gillian Joseph takes a first look at Monday’s front pages with journalist and author Rachel Shabi and editor of the Jewish Chronicle Jake Wallis Simons. See:

Mail Online reports: “Rogue Russian journalist posts series of anti-war stories on pro-Kremlin newspaper website before apologising to Ukrainians for ‘vile’ invasion and branding Putin an ‘ego-maniac'” See:

Guardian reports: ‘Met police apologise to Caroline Flack’s family over record-keeping. A review found the force did not record why it appealed against CPS advice to caution the TV presenter.’ See:

Guardian and Australian Associated Press report: ‘Women still vastly underrepresented in Australian media, report says. Study from Women in Media finds men still dominate newsrooms and gender parity will not be achieved for at least a decade.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Dictator Hun Sen shuts down Cambodia’s VOD broadcaster. Voice of Democracy, one of few remaining independent media outlets, offended prime minister with mention of his son.’ See:

Simon Jenkins writes for Guardian: ‘Sacking Richard Sharp would be a great loss to the BBC: after all, he has friends in high places.’ See:

Reuters reports: ‘German ballet choreographer smears critic with dog excrement, newspapers say.’ See:

French Newspapers for Monday 13th February 2023

‘Eight former BBC journalists who had their applications to relocate from Afghanistan to the UK rejected have won the right to appeal the decision.’ See: &

Guardian reports: ‘Court allows review of UK visa rejections for ex-BBC journalists in Afghanistan. Judge rules caseworker interpreted eligibility criteria too narrowly for eight claimants who are in hiding.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A podcast hosted by a former regional journalist has been renewed for a second series after being listened to thousands of times.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A former regional daily sports editor who later ran his own PR company has died aged 58. Tributes have been paid to Fraser Thomson.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘The fatal stabbings of three children have sparked a regional daily’s bid to end knife violence on its patch. Newcastle daily the Chronicle has launched the ‘Stop Knives Taking Lives’ fight.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘Two journalists who quit their jobs to launch a new regional title have won a brace of business awards.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A weekly newspaper’s former editor has launched a new title on the same patch – but says he intends to “complement” his old publication. Matt Adams has announced the launch of the St Albans Times.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘Insider has disclosed to its UK journalists the minimum salaries for each role in the newsroom, a rare move towards pay transparency in the media.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘The amazingly easy hack which is making millions for UK news websites.’ See:

Press Gazette feature “Antonia Cundy on freelancing in Ukraine: ‘If you can add something, the risk is worth it’” See:

New York Times reports (behind paywall) ‘Cambodia’s Leader Shuts Independent News Outlet Ahead of Election.’ See:

Arab News and Reuters report: ‘Afghan journalists win case against UK government over relocation.’ See:

Arab News and AP report: ‘Google to expand misinformation ‘prebunking’ in Europe.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘ChatGPT turns recipe master as Dubai eatery creates pizza inspired by the platform.’ See:

Jewish Chronicle reports: ‘Reuters journalist behind ‘terror puff piece’ faced earlier rebuke from her editor.’ See:‘terror-puff-piece’-faced-earlier-rebuke-from-her-editor-bvmR0fR2QGe3e28Tl8748

Jewish Chronicle interview feature: ”We have a love-hate relationship with Europe’: What it’s really like reporting for Israeli TV in the UK.’ See:

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