Media: Chatter

"It is time for a big political party to argue for the abolition of the licence fee. But all are scared of the power of the BBC to do them in." - Charles Moore, the former Daily Telegraph editor, argues for an end to the licence fee

"Main media advertising doesn't look dead. Companies see that they have to take a cross-media approach. They're looking to support internet and DM with old-fashioned TV exposure." - Chris Williamson, the man behind the Bellwether Report, on an apparent revival for TV

"I worked for a guy for three years and he only ever called me darling. It needs more of us. And if we can't have more women, then we need more sex changes, an obligatory sex swap. Transgender FM?" - Lauren Laverne, the Xfm presenter, calls for more women in radio.