Hmmm, this passage worries me slightly:
Jim Gray, the editor of Channel 4 News since 1998 and a former deputy editor of Newsnight, says he wants to make it an "easier watch" with "more human experience".
"One of the biggest shifts is going to be how we report Britain," he says. "We wanted to get to grips with that, but not in a standoffish, intellectualised, overly analytical way."
One of Channel Four News's great strengths is that it has a serious, intellectual, analytical approach but doesn't take itself too seriously. It's always been a very refreshing programme and - let's be honest - it's not aimed at the type of people who are interested in human interest stories; leave that to ITV News and BBC News.
I think this explains it all;
Instead Channel 4, in the form of its chief creative officer
, came knocking on the door of the programme's producer, ITN, suggesting a wholesale overhaul as part of the broadcaster's post-Big Brother "creative renewal".
Jay Hunt - the prime example of why women in TV should remain "stuck in the corner". I never thought C4 News would succumb to dumbing down. This sudden decision that because the second presenter is often female or Asian they're being sexist and racist by sticking to a proven format is absolutely despicable - and an insult to all concerned. I'm not sure either I believe anyone in that interview is entirely happy with the end of The Jon Snow Show.
Also worth noting the lunchtime bulletin moves to 12.15pm this week and will be shown as part of Drop Down Menu, rather than before it. Indeed C4 launching "The Renovation Game" at 11am tomorrow - exactly the sort of thing you'd expect in a Jay Hunt BBC daytime schedule.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television"