Media: Chatter

"I'm a big believer in standing up. I told some of the team at NI the other day that they should get rid of their chairs. They weren't very happy." - James Murdoch, the chief executive of News Corporation Europe and Asia, on improving performance at Wapping

"I have a vision that one day you'll find some way of interacting between brands and audiences, good journalists and maybe some gadgets that simplify readers' access to products." - Alexander Lebedev, the new owner of the Evening Standard, on the future model for newspapers

"We don't expect economic conditions to improve any time soon, but we do expect our company to remain hardy and aggressive." - Marjorie Scardino, the Pearson chief executive, after announcing a 13 per cent increase in revenues at its FT Publishing division.

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