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The chief executive of the Premier League, Richard Scudamore, has been urged to act as a mediator between Newcastle United and three local newspapers, who have been banned from all the club's media events.
Journalists from the Journal, Chronicle and Sunday Sun were told they were not welcome at press conferences at St James' Park. Manager Alan Pardew was even stopped from answering their questions after the weekend's derby away at Sunderland. The club is unhappy with what it feels is unfair coverage.
Politicians and Unions are urging Newcastle United to think again about its decision to ban journalists from three regional newspapers from future media events at St James' Park.
Today Alan Pardew stood by the decision saying that it was up to the editors of the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, the Journal and the Sunday Sun to respond.
Newcastle Central MP Chi Onwurah has reacted to the news Newcastle United FC have banned the Chronicle, the Journal and the Sunday Sun from press conferences.
Post-match, Alan Pardew sitting between a press officer and an NCJ journalist as they tried to clarify the situation of whether or not questions can be asked. The journalist was told to ask his editor for clarification.
The post-match press conference where a press officer tells an NCJ reporter not to ask questions.
The Chronicle has hit back after its journalists were banned from media events at Newcastle United. The paper's front page headline says it is "Banned but not Gagged" and it highlights a number of front pages that show where it has challenged the way the club is run.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew will hold his first press conference today after the Wear Tyne Derby.
But among those who won't be in attendance will be journalists from the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, Journal and Sunday Sun.
They have been banned indefinitely from all media events at the club for the way they covered a fans demonstration against the club's owner Mike Ashley.
A letter from Newcastle United press officer Wendy Taylor, which was published in yesterday's Evening Chronicle says that the volume of coverage far outweighed the scale of the event.