Journalism History Wednesday 15th 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 15th 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 Wed 15 Feb 23. Broadsheets. Telegraph: ‘Sick note crackdown to boost workforce’, Times: ‘Back me or leave party, Starmer tells Labour’s left’, FT: ‘Russia masses aircraft’, & Guardian: ‘Beijing could use police cameras to spy on Britain, warns watchdog.’

Review of UK papers Wed 15 Feb 23. Middle Markets. Mail: ‘Worry about Chinese cameras 6 ft over our heads’ i: ‘Women face postcode lottery for HRT supply’, Express: ‘Defiant arms chief says: “We can stand up to Putin”‘, & Evening Standard: ‘Surgeon quits as First Minister.’

Review of UK papers Wed 15 Feb 23. Tabloids. Mirror: ‘Parents’ anguish- Agony ..& Joy’, Star: ‘Don’t shoot E.T.’, Sun: ‘Nicola- stained glove found’, and Metro: ‘Was it a hate crime?’

Review of world papers Wed 15 Feb 23. Haaretz: ‘Chaos for hire- Israeli firm destabilizes democracies, elections worldwide’, New York Times: ‘Sent forth as cannon fodder’, West Australian: ‘Police union ban on chases’, & Global Times: ‘China, Iran cement ties.’

Celebration of photojournalism history. A regular experience for photographers through the ages. It’s 1915 and Newport police in USA are chasing newspaper photographers- perhaps rather rather nonchalantly.

Title: Newport police chasing newspaper photographers Creator(s): Bain News Service, publisher
Date Created/Published: [1915 July 10] Medium: 1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ggbain-19481 (digital file from original negative) Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication. For more information, see George Grantham Bain Collection – Rights and Restrictions Information(

Style Tips. BBC thoughts on ‘only’ Put it as closely as possible to the word(s) it refers to – or risk getting the sense wrong eg: He drinks champagne only at Christmas means he does not drink it at other times of the year.’

Media Law Tips. Barrister who broke embargo of UK Supreme Court ruling to media & on Twitter disbarred by Bar Council. See:…/Approved-Report-of-Finding-and… Timothy Crosland said he had voluntarily renounced his status as a barrister in any case.

North American Newspapers for Wednesday 15th February 2023

‘Telling the truth is a crime in Russia after Siberan journalist Maria Ponomarenko was jailed in a penal colony for six years.’ See: & &

‘At least 30 minutes of mandatory patriotic content will have to be run by Hong Kong’s TV and radio broadcasters each week, according to a new directive by the city’s authorities.’ See: &

‘An Irish broadcaster has been remanded on bail at Dublin District Court after being charged with three counts of defilement of a child.’ See: &

‘French TV presenter Rachid M’Barki, anchor at BFMTV, suspended in an investigation into a news package linked to an Israeli disinformation unit calling itself “Team Jorge,”’ See: & &

‘Liverpool football manager Jurgen Klopp has singled out the role journalists played in reporting the truth about last season’s UEFA Champions League final in Paris.’ See: & &

‘Former Voice journalist and editor Guy Ellis has died in Saint Lucia at the age of 78.’ See: & &

‘Al Día, the Dallas Morning News‘ Spanish-language sister newspaper, will be disbanded on March 1 say the Dallas News Guild.’ See: & &

‘The Washington Post has joined an investigative project called Story Killers unveiling the price we all pay for online abuse that silences women journalists.’ See: &

‘The French weekly newspaper Le Poher and its editor in chief Erwan Chartier have again been targeted with death threats at its Finistere editorial office.’ See: & &

Guardian reports: ‘Revealed: the hacking and disinformation team meddling in elections.’ See:

Guardian reports: “French broadcaster BFMTV suspends presenter amid disinformation scandal. Rachid M’Barki, one of channel’s longest-serving hosts, suspended during inquiry into news packages linked to ‘Team Jorge.’” See:

Guardian reports: ‘Tax raids at BBC offices in India enter second day. Searches in offices in Delhi and Mumbai come weeks after the release of BBC documentary critical of prime minister Narendra Modi.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘New York rejects Fox News’ bid to end voting firm’s lawsuit. Defamation lawsuit accuses network of spreading lies that voting technology company helped ‘steal’ 2020 election from Trump.’ See:

Guardian reports: “British independent publishers thrive despite Brexit and Covid pandemic. Small press of the year award shortlists 48 presses that are ‘reaping the rewards from inspirational publishing’, says British book awards chair of judges.” See:

Guardian reports: “Disinfo black ops: exposing the companies and states spreading false information. ‘Story killers’ project brings together 30 news outlets to shine a light on industrial disinformation campaigns.” See:

French Newspapers for Wednesday 15th February 2023

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘New city title makes two board appointments ahead of launch.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘Reporter leaves regional daily to edit specialist business title.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘Newcastle daily The Chronicle has produced a supplement marking Newcastle United’s forthcoming appearance in the League Cup final against Manchester United.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘Sir Keir Starmer has pledged to support local news outlets after asserting that people trust them more than national titles.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A local newspaper editor who went on to become a national boxing journalist has died suddenly aged 54.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: “Booze ad ban plan will ‘cripple’ newspapers, industry chiefs warn.” See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘Footballco plans to cash in on growth of video breaking news via social media.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘Open Democracy crowdfunds dedicated Covid inquiry journalist.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘New York Times contributors pen open letter accusing paper of pseudoscience and bias in trans coverage.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: “‘Disproportionate’ amount of HIV coverage relates to criminal cases, says charity.” See:

Jane Debois writes for Press Gazette: ‘IPSO: How journalists should report responsibly on sex and gender identity.’ See:

New York Times reports (behind paywall) ‘The Toll That Twitter’s Glitches Are Taking on Chinese Activists.’ See:

New York Times reports (behind paywall) “Julian Wasser, the ‘Photographer Laureate’ of L.A., Dies at 89.” See:

New York Times reports (behind paywall) ‘Podcast Companies, Once Walking on Air, Feel the Strain of Gravity. “The dumb money era is over” as layoffs, budget cuts and scuttled deals challenge a long-booming industry.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘Turkiye arrests 78 over earthquake social media posts.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘Elon Musk hopes to have Twitter CEO toward the end of year.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘French broadcaster BFMTV suspends presenter with ties to disinformation group.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘Iraqi cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr calls on MBC to withdraw ‘divisive’ series on Umayyad leader Muawiyah.’ See:

Guardian reports: “UK solicitors warned not to act as ‘hired guns’ to silence critics of super-rich. Regulator investigating 40 alleged ‘Slapp’ cases, including action by firm on behalf of Russian oligarch who runs Wagner group.” See:

Montage of world newspapers Wednesday 15th February 2023

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