Journalism History Thursday 16th 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 Thursday 16th 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 Thurs 16 Feb 23. FT: SNP at the crossroads after Sturgeon steps aside’, Guardian: ‘Sturgeon quits citing brutality in politics’, Telegraph: ‘Sturgeon brought down by trans row’, & Times: ‘Huge boost to unionism as Sturgeon steps down.’

Review of UK papers Thurs 16 Feb 23. Middle Markets. Herald: ‘”I am a human being as well as a politician”‘, i: ‘[Scotland’s] Independence dream fades’, Express: ‘”High-risk” Nicola had issues with alcohol’, and Mail: ‘Tearful Sturgeon quits…with her dreams in tatters.’

Review of UK papers Thurs 16 Feb 23. Tabloids. Metro: ‘Sturgone…Corbinned’, Mirror: ‘Nicola’s turmoil’, Star: ‘Wanted- 31,000 fed up Brits to move to Oz. Form an orderly queue!’ & Sun: ‘Cops- Nicola’s alcohol struggles.’

Review of world papers Thurs 16 Feb 23. Star South Africa: ‘Post Office jobs bloodbath’, New York Times: ‘Rescued after days in rubble’, Japan Times: ‘Flow of aid to Syria slowly picks up’ & Gulf News: ‘Saif- UAE for oil-environment balance.’

Celebration of the history of photojournalism. Emme Gerhard (1872–1946) and Mayme Gerhard (1876–1955), the Gerhard Sisters, were among the first women photographers to establish a studio in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1903.

Title: [Emme and Mayme Gerhard] Creator(s): Gerhard Sisters, photographer Date Created/Published: [between 1900 and 1914] Medium: 1 photomechanical print.
Summary: Illustration shows portrait of Gerhard sisters sitting in profile. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-31603 (digital file from original item) Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.

Style Tips. Some quick NPR tips See ‘bemused’- Do not confuse with amused. Bemused means muddled, bewildered. ‘captured, kidnapped’- Captured applies to combatants on a battlefield. Kidnapped is used for civilians and crimes.

Media Law Tips. Nov 2021 UK Supreme Court gave key ruling on group GDPR actions Lloyd v Google See: & Indicates courts will be loathe to recognise right to compensation for any non-trivial data contravention.

North American Newspapers for Thursday 16th February 2023

Sky News Press Preview: Thursday’s papers 15 Feb 2023 Dermot Murnaghan previews Thursday’s newspapers with the Political Editor of The Scottish Sun Rachel Watson, and Political Reporter for The National Abbi Garton-Crosbie.

Is this the front page with accompanying headlines of the year for Thursday morning 16th February 2023? Well done Metro newspaper. ‘Changing of the old guard- Sturgone…Corbinned.’

CIoJ again asks Belarus to pardon/release Sofia Sapega from her 6 year jail sentence & allow journalist friend Roman Protasevich to leave the country. See: Both seized from flight by air piracy 23rd May 2021, 634 days ago as of 16/2/23.

New York Times reports: ‘NY Times publishes op-ed defending JK Rowling’s trans views – in face of revolt from hundreds of its OWN staff and Hollywood A-listers who signed two open letters slamming paper for ‘bias’ against trans people.’

Times reports (behind paywall) “Beijing orders Hong Kong media to ‘be positive about society.’ Press ordered to deliver ‘authentic information and bring consensus.’” See:

Times reports: ‘Watchdog’s warning over Slapps that threaten free speech. Regulator highlights failure to report potential attempts to silence legitimate criticism.’ See:

Wil Crisp reports for Guardian: ‘Science Museum sponsorship deal with oil firm included gag clause. Museum in London agreed to take care not to say anything that could damage sponsor Equinor’s reputation. See:

Guardian reports: “‘Car crash’ police communications on Nicola Bulley case fuelled speculation. Police forced to tread fine line between appeasing information-hungry public and protecting personal details.” See:

‘Daniel Ortega’s authoritarian regime has intensified its political crackdown including on journalists.’ See: &

On February 8, three men threatened and attacked an Albanian crew for Top Channel‘s investigative TV show Fiks Fare. ‘ See: &

‘Demonstrators marched in Haiti on Valentine’s Day to demand the release of Jean Thony Lorthé, a journalist kidnapped two weeks ago, while on his way to his sister-in-law’s funeral.’ See: &

‘Today Tunisian journalists demonstrated in front of the government building in Kasbah Square in Tunis, calling for freedom of the press and for their rights to be respected.’ See: &

‘About 200 New York Times contributors have signed an open letter taking on the ethics of the newspaper for its coverage of transgender issues.’ See: &

‘The criminal charges filed against the NewsNation reporter Evan Lambert-McMichael who was arrested while reporting at a press conference in East Palestine have been dropped.’ See: &

‘A Belarusian court has opened the trial of dissident journalist Román Protasévich.’ See: &

French Newspapers for Thursday 16th February 2023

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘The Oxford Mail’s editor has hailed his “incredibly talented” journalists as they prepare to compete for four industry awards.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A former coffee shop owner who went on to become a weekly newspaper’s features editor has died aged 83. Margaret Flannigan was more commonly known under her maiden name of Clarke.’ see:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘The shock resignation of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon provided Scotland’s daily newspapers with their biggest story for years today.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘News titles signed up to press watchdog Impress could find themselves in trouble if their content is found to have encouraged social media abuse.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘A content chief has left two regional news websites to join their new national sister title. Samantha King has announced her departure from Oxfordshire Live and Buckinghamshire Live.’ See:

Hold The Front Page reports: ‘The police’s handling of alleged domestic abuse involving a regional journalist who was found dead days later is to be reinvestigated.’ See:

Press Gazette reports: “Lads’ mages: The rise, the fall (and the curious return of FHM) Former editors, Gail Porter and Gina Bellman reflect on a ‘bonkers’ time.” See:

Press Gazette reports: ‘Impress launches new standards code with lower discrimination threshold and AI future-proofing.’ 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:

Press Gazette reports: ‘Lord Faulks to serve second term as IPSO chair.’ See:

Guardian editorial: ‘India’s tax raid on the BBC: Modi v the media. The BJP government is increasingly brazen in its attempts to muzzle journalists and critics.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Twitter data appears to support claims new algorithm inflated reach of Elon Musk’s tweets, Australian researcher says.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Brazil ministers to visit site of Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira’s murder. Visit is part of push by Lula’s government to beat back illegal miners, loggers and poachers who wrought environmental havoc.’ See:

Guardian reports: “Journalist held without trial in China said to need urgent medical attention. Advocates of Huang Xueqin accuse authorities of ‘trying to exert mental pressure and physical torture.’” See:

Guardian reports: ‘YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki steps down after nine years. One of Google’s earliest employees, she rented out her garage to Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they founded the company.’ See:

Guardian reports: ‘Meta to pay more for Mark Zuckerberg’s personal security amid job losses. Spend increases by 40% to $14m after dismissing 11,000 employees.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘A year of disinformation around the war in Ukraine.’ See:

Arab News and AFP report: ‘Fake ‘fact-checks’ seek to obscure Russian role in war.’ See:

Arab News reports: ‘Websites of several German airports not reachable.’ See:

Arab News and AFP report: ‘ Indian tax inspectors examine mobiles, laptops of BBC employees. The BBC confirmed it was “fully cooperating” with the tax authorities.’ See:

Montage of world newspapers Thursday 16th February 2023

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