The first move was a new editor Ian Katz and yes you guessed it straight from the loss making Guardian :-
"Ian Katz is a South-African born British journalist who is the editor of the Newsnight current affairs programme on BBC Two. Earlier Katz followed a career in print journalism, and was previously a deputy editor of The Guardian until 2013. Wikipedia"
Next they replace Paxman with Evan Davis and now run a very silly advert to encourage viewers to watch it.
The result is last night we get a 10 minute feature on Ebola and a 17 minute slot for Russell Brand to rant on while promoting his juvenile book on revolution.
Newsnight is no longer a 'Flagship' programme but a dumbed down typical BBC programme attempting to appeal to the lowest common denominator.
This seems like another good reason along with the bias not to pay your TV licence.