Media: Chatter

"I want the magazine, rather than me, to be the star of the show." - Newly installed Spectator editor, Matthew d'Ancona, commenting on the differences between himself and his predecessor, Boris Johnson

"Even if everything against Conrad is proven, this would do nothing to reduce his standing for me as one of the greatest newspapermen of the past century." - The former Daily Telegraph editor Martin Newland sticks up for ex-Telegraph proprietor Conrad Black as a slew of criminal charges are filed against him in the US

"The concern my colleagues have expressed is that putting Chris into the slot means Radio 2 is no longer chasing the older audience." - Paul Brown, the head of the Commercial Radio Companies Association, expresses unease that the BBC is making life difficult for its commercial competitors by investing too much money in talent, following the success of Chris Evans on BBC Radio 2.