Media: Chatter

"Online is a big challenge - it has hit newspapers much more directly. It hasn't come through on to magazines as hard, but it is going to." - John Micklethwait, the new editor of The Economist, on the biggest challenge he will face over the decade he expects to be in the role

"The sight of two bald men fighting over a comb may be a good spectator sport for the financial press, but will only provide instability for the people trying to make sure there is something left worth fighting for." - Stuart Prebble, the former ITV Digital chief executive, on Greg Dyke's bid to take over ITV and oust Charles Allen

"As a parent, I don't think it should be sat next to Disney Princess. But this is a mainstream men's magazine. If you put it on a table next to a porn mag, it would take two seconds to work out which is which." - Phil Hilton, the editor of Nuts, after the Home Office approved new guidelines to move lads' magazines on to newsagents' shelves out of the reach of children.


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