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Ian Katz

Zambian-born journalist Alan Rusbridger, the editor-in-chief of Guardian News and Media, arrives at the High Court in central London on January 17, 2012

Where were you when Rusbridger quit?

10 December 2014 16:27

Alan Rusbridger’s announcement that he will stand down in summer 2015 as Guardian editor after 20 years has fired the starting gun on one very long succession battle. Current online boss Janine… Continue reading

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The Mike Leigh/Nick Serota puff piece for Newsnight

Newsnight’s arts coverage has descended into a string of fawning advertorials

17 November 2014 15:37

Newsnight‘s decision to interview misogynist comedian Daniel ‘Dapper Laughs’ O’Reilly has been slammed as a cynical ratings grab, a descent even from the depths plumbed by devoting 15 minutes to… Continue reading

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(Photo: BBC)

It’s Evan Davis for Newsnight

21 July 2014 10:58

With the BBC set to make a formal announcement about Jeremy Paxman’s replacement at Newsnight imminently, tweets from BBC staff revealing the news were hurriedly deleted. Not quite all of… Continue reading

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Edinburgh International Book Festival Portraits 2007

Jeremy Paxman: Newsnight’s run by kids

27 June 2014 10:49

It’s fair to say that Jeremy Paxman did not see eye-to-eye with Ian Katz, the modish former Guardian hack who edits Newsnight these days. Paxman told the crowds at the Chalke Valley… Continue reading

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Jeremy Paxman

Paxo turns fire on the Beeb

16 April 2014 18:02

Is Mr Steerpike alone in thinking that Jeremy Paxman can’t be bothered anymore? First there was his wet rag interview with the ‘Chrystal Methodist’ Paul Flowers, the former Co-op chairman.… Continue reading

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A bridge too far for Ian Katz

16 September 2013 17:54

More adventures in television from new Newsnight boss Ian Katz. Fresh from his truthful-if-embarrassing slating of Labour’s Rachel Reeves, I hear that Katz has upset another Labour big-wig, Alistair Darling.… Continue reading

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Rachel Reeves on hard-hat duty with Ed Balls and Hilary Benn. Image: Getty

Well said Ian Katz. It’s Labour who should be ashamed, not you

10 September 2013 20:33

I see the new Newsnight editor, Ian Katz, is in trouble for having ‘tweeted’ about the performance of one of the programme’s guests in an ungallant manner. He described the… Continue reading

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Rachel Reeves on Newsnight, was she boring? Photo: BBC.

Ian Katz was right the first time. And Rachel Reeves was being boring on purpose

10 September 2013 16:44

I’ve never met the woman that the Newsnight editor Ian Katz last night accidentally described as ‘boring, snoring Rachel Reeves’, so for all I know, the shadow chief secretary to… Continue reading

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The curse of Newsnight strikes again

10 September 2013 9:53

Poor Ian Katz. Just days into his new job as editor of Newsnight and he’s already in hot water. Accidentally panning a guest behind their back is hardly the most… Continue reading

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Deputy editor of The Guardian Ian Katz is to replace Peter Rippon as editor of Newsnight. Photo: The Guardian.

Ian Katz is the new editor of Newsnight

16 May 2013 1:06

Shockwaves this morning in both Fleet Street and BBC land as the news comes in the Guardian’s bridesmaid, but never the bride, Ian Katz, is finally bored of waiting for… Continue reading

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Is this to be the Hollywood face of Ian Katz? Image: Getty

Down-turn Abbey, the movie

2 January 2013 13:30

A brief flurry of excitement in Guardian-land over the festive period as the news trickles out about who might be cast in Dreamworks’ silver-screen adaptation of the paper’s turbulent love-in… Continue reading

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