Media Chatter

"I would rather the BBC was abolished than we started encrypting news to stop people seeing it." - The BBC director-general, Mark Thompson, defends the corporation's delivery of free online news

"It is not a concept of aggregation, but federation." - Erik Huggers, the BBC's director of future media and technology, unveils plans to open the iPlayer to third-party broadcasters

"It does amaze me when people say: 'Well, you don't look like the editor of Vogue.' Because I am the editor of Vogue. So what else does the editor of Vogue look like?" - Alexandra Shulman is frustrated when people don't think she looks the part