Media: Chatter

"I completely reject the idea that newspapers are on some sort of slippery slope." - Simon Kelner, The Independent's editor-in-chief, hits back at criticism about the newspaper's digital investments

"I think they were trying so hard to get the phones right that something else must have gone wrong ... whoever's fault it was, I'm sure it wasn't Terry Wogan's." - Mark Thompson, the BBC's director-general, defends Wogan after he announced the wrong music act as Britain's Eurovision entry

"This was clearly meant to be a message to me from Mr Benatti. These were unlike any present he had previously sent me; he usually gave me a WPP Italy diary each year." - WPP's Sir Martin Sorrell clearly didn't approve of the book choice by his former WPP Italy country manager Marco Benatti. Note to all: Sorrell prefers diaries.