Journalism History Tuesday 14th 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 14th 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 14 Feb 23. Broadsheets. Guardian: ‘Police missed chances to arrest Couzens’, FT: ‘Constitution fears in Israel’, Telegraph: ‘Police use of Chinese drones “risk UK security”‘ & Times: ‘RAF ready to shoot down Chinese balloons.’

Review of UK papers Tues 14 Feb 23. Middle Markets. Mail: ‘Rishi- RAF are ready to shoot down spy balloons’, Express: ‘Millions face maximum council tax hikes’, Indy: ‘Hammer blow for Tories’ & i: ‘Hunt urged to boost defence spending.’

Review of UK papers Tues 14 Feb 23. Tabloids. Star: ‘We can’t rule out aliens’, Sun: ‘Cost of living it up’, Mirror: ‘M25 road rage killer claims “I’m not a threat to victim’s lover”‘, Metro: ‘Tribute to teen knife victim- “strong, fearless, one of a kind.”‘

Review of world papers Tues 14 Feb 23. Japan Times: ‘Manila looks to trilateral defense pact’, Gulf News: ‘Spy balloons- US & China trade accusations’, Boston Globe: ‘New light shed on drug lab scandal’, & Canberra Times: ‘Barr blocks big rises.’

Celebration of photojournalism history. Unidentified man, likely photographer George Stacy, sitting at a table, looking through a microscope, image created between 1861 and 1866. US Library of Congress archive.

Title: [Unidentified man, likely photographer George Stacy, sitting at a table, looking through a microscope] / Stacy, photographer, 691 Broadway. Creator(s): Stacy, George, publisher Date Created/Published: [New York, N.Y.], [between 1861 and ca. 1866] Medium: 1 photograph : albumen print on card mount ; mount 11 x 6 cm (carte de visite format) Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-51333 (digital file from front of original item) Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.

Style Tips. Jon Smith’s Essential Reporting (2007) ‘semi-colons can be used, like colons, to link two sentences, usually in place of a conjunction. He opened his eyes; the nightmare went on. They are rarely used in newspapers except in results lists.’

Media Law Tips. How 8 unnamed Afghan journalists secured a judicial review of MOD’s refusal to be helped by Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (“ARAP”). See: They previously worked for BBC and other news agencies in Afghanistan.

North American Newspapers for Tuesday 14th February 2023

Guardian reports: ‘BBC offices in India raided by tax officials amid Modi documentary fallout. Searches come weeks after release of documentary critical of PM that was later blocked by government.’ See:

Mail Online reports: “BBC’s New Delhi offices are raided by Indian tax officials who ‘confiscate all phones’ weeks after release of documentary on PM Modi – as ruling party accuses broadcaster of ‘spewing venom.'” See:

Times reports (behind paywall): “Jonathan Dimbleby calls for BBC chairman to ‘fall on his sword.’” See:

Andrew Lownie writes in the Times: ‘Keeping royal files secret is a habit that needs kicking.’ See:

Mail Online reports: “‘She also threw s**t at me for years!’: Defiant German ballet director who smeared dog faeces on critic’s face when she gave him a bad review refuses to apologise and accuses her of being ‘aggressive and arrogant.'” See:

Ben Lawrence writes for the Telegraph: ‘Why do we still insist on glorifying gangsters?’ See:

Guardian reports: “BBC chair Richard Sharp should ‘fall on his sword’, says Jonathan Dimbleby. Broadcaster says row over Boris Johnson loan is causing ‘great deal of damage for the BBC.’” See:

Guardian analysis: “What is the BBC Modi documentary and why is it so controversial? ‘India: the Modi Question’, examining 2002 sectarian riots, comes at sensitive time for prime minister.” See:

Guardian reports: “Startup aimed to reshape media – and learned ‘news is hard’ the hard way. Two-year-old Canadian local news startup had heady plans when founded, but now trims jobs while execs snipe at workers on Twitter.” See:

Guardian reports: “‘Worst party in town’: abusive audiences force UK musicals to tone down ads. Theatre operators and producers changing marketing strategy as rowdy behaviour escalates.” See:

Bridget Fowler writes for Guardian: ‘John Eldridge obituary. Sociologist and writer who studied the disparities in media coverage of industrial conflicts.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Tory vice-chair Lee Anderson faces libel claim over bribery allegations. Man who runs a food bank charity alleges MP for Ashfield defamed him in a Facebook post.’ See:

Guardian Australia reports: ‘ABC breached impartiality guidelines in report presenting NT meeting as ‘racist’, ombudsman finds.’ See:

Abbas Panjwani writes for Guardian: ‘False social media posts are hindering earthquake relief efforts in Turkey. You can help stop that.’ See:

French Newspapers for Tuesday 14th February 2023

Indian tax authorities used fifty people to raid the BBC’s offices and seized its journalists’ phones in a stunning move in New Delhi and Mumbai today at lunchtime.’ See: &

‘A network of investigative journalists who shed light on transnational criminal organizations and corruption s been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.’ See: & &

‘Irish journalist, broadcaster and author Deirdre Purcell has died aged 77.’ See: &

‘An Indian street square in Indore in Madhya Pradesh was named after a journalist who died there in a road accident in February 2019.’ See: &

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘The author of a wide-ranging review into the local news industry has demanded more action to help the regional press four years on from her report being published.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A regional publisher’s investigations boss has vowed to clear up “inaccuracies” regarding the Nicola Bulley case as he heads to the scene of her disappearance.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘Weekly to vie for fifth consecutive title at industry awards.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘Three sister titles are set to improve their food and drink offering thanks to a new partnership with the Good Food Guide.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A sports journalist has died aged 67 less than three months after his retirement. Tributes have been paid to Ian Laybourn.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘Reporter banned from [City of London Corporation] meeting into councillor’s alleged misconduct.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘$185k for a media editor? New York and California journalist salaries charted.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘Time to launch e-commerce section run by chumbox ad provider Taboola.’ See:

Charlotte Tobitt writes for Press Gazette: ‘Why pay transparency could help with journalism’s class and nepotism problem.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘Politico launches new Pro subscription product on UK tech policy.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘Mail titles appoint first seven-day chief sports writer.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘World is moving toward new, immersive computing platform, Meta’s Nick Clegg tells WGS.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘Indian authorities raid BBC offices after Modi documentary.’ See:

Arab News and Reuters report: ‘Meta Oversight Board to begin reviewing cases more quickly.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘Scammers on TikTok taking advantage of Syria-Turkiye quake, investigation finds.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘Arab world facing journalistic shift, experts tell Dubai forum.’ See:

New York Times reports (behind paywall): ‘Choreographer Smears Dog Feces on Critic After Negative Review. Marco Goecke has been suspended from his position.’ See:

New York Times reports (behind paywall) ‘Indian Tax Agents Raid BBC Offices After Airing of Documentary Critical of Modi.’ See:

Mail Online reports: ‘As a German critic is ‘attacked with dog poo by a ballet director’, how other artists have got revenge – from a writer savaged in a £16,000 ad in their own paper to Jeanette Winterson turning up on reviewers’ doorsteps.’ See:

Montage of world newspapers Tuesday 14th February 2023

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