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Jan 16, 2018

Seven’s neo-Nazi interview was ‘newsworthy’ … The Grauniad’s new look … new Footy Show host announced …

Seven News Melbourne's news director has defended an interview with neo-Nazi Blair Cottrell which painted Cottrell as a right-wing activist with a community focus, and did not include any of his convictions (which include arson and making threats to kill).

Emily Watkins — Media reporter

Emily Watkins

Media reporter

Seven boss: neo-Nazi interview was ‘newsworthy’. Seven News Melbourne’s news director Simon Pristel has defended a story and interview with neo-Nazi Blair Cottrell. The report, which didn’t include Cottrell’s convictions, has been widely criticised, and reporter Jodi Lee has now deleted her tweet with the story. Pristel told Fairfax he stood by Sunday’s “exclusive” story: “Seven News has reported on many meetings in the past couple of weeks held to discuss the African gang violence crisis, including governments, community leaders and police. Sunday’s meeting was newsworthy so it was reported.”

The Grauniad‘s terrible new look. Well goodbye Grauniad! In the UK, buying The Guardian had been one of the last extant newspaper pleasures for your correspondent. The Graun is losing its elegant slimline “Berliner” size, halfway between broadsheet and tabloid, which has been better than the old broadsheet. Adopted at the point where The Independent (now online only), and Times went tab, the cool blue, lowercase look bespoke elegance, even if the articles inside were increasingly lifestyle bollocks.

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  1. AR

    Grundle was too kind about the graun’s appalling new look – dunno about the dead tree version as I stopped buying it after it went Berliner and upped the price and lowered the content of the ..err..content – but the site is beyond appalling,large vacant acres with the occasional headers painfully eye piecing red.
    The weird thing is that no doubt some consultants earned bigly for advising this further dumbing down – finally it is a red top.

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