Media: Chatter

"You need to address the underlying economics first. I could give you a date now but it is meaningless without a plan to get there." - The Ofcom chief executive, Ed Richards, refuses to provide a timetable for the switch-off of the analogue radio signal

"There will be some very specialised content which subscriptions will work for. But for the average news that everybody gets, they'd prefer an advertising-supportive model." - Eric Schmidt, the Google chief executive, thinks that newspaper attempts to charge for online content will not work

"I am never sure if it is green shoots or weeds. Is the third quarter going to be better than the second quarter? Yes. The fourth quarter? Hard to say." - Stevie Spring, the chief executive of Future, on being asked whether she detects "green shoots" in the economy