Media: Chatter

"It was with regret we had to lose 54 journalists, but I would not be fulfilling my role as chief executive if I shied away from taking hard decisions." - Murdoch MacLennan, the chief executive of Telegraph Group, on the recent changes at the company

"Wank Week is the tongue-in-cheek term the channel has used when referring to three programmes on the subject of masturbation. The programmes are not scheduled but will be shown in due course." - A Channel 4 spokeswoman on reports that the channel is to shelve plans for a themed week of programming on the subject of masturbation

"The BBC is not covering jazz, classics, children's radio or local radio that has any appeal to people under 50. It is spending hundreds of millions of pounds on creating two gigantic mainstream pop stations." - Steve Orchard, GCap Media's group operations director, on the growing commercialism at the BBC.

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