Fleet Street Fox on her blog: "I do not want news that has been approved by a press officer, run past the police or checked against Hugh Grant's moral compass first. I want my news back - cleaned of criminality and paying off its debts but just as badly-behaved and mischievous as it ever was, kicking over the dustbins, cocking a snook and scribbling away frantically because it had a really, really good story to tell."
Former Met Police commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson in a written statement to the Leveson Inquiry: "On several occasions after Operation Weeting had started and I had returned from sick leave, the chair of the MPA, Kit Malthouse, expressed a view that we should not be devoting this level of resources to the phone-hacking inquiry as a consequence of a largely political and media-driven 'level of hysteria'."
Former Met Police commissioner Lord Stevens at Leveson:"From what I have heard people are absolutely terrified of picking up the phone and speaking to the press in any way. I don't think that is healthy. The press has their job to do, they have delivered some outstanding work."
Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger collecting the Goldsmith Career Award from Harvard University's Joan Shorenstein Center: "Open versus closed is not just a debate about newspapers. It is a fundamental choice in every corner of our public life and business world. You see it in academic study; in pharmaceuticals and research; in how governments handle data and information. In journalism, it’s not about displanting or replacing the skills of a reporter or an editor. It is about understanding how life has changed and how we can harness the revolution we’re living through to produce a better account of the world around us."
NUJ general secretary Michelle Stanistreet on the closure of the Press Complaints Commission: "Despite many opportunities and sustained lobbying by the NUJ and other groups such as Mediawise and the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom, the PCC has failed repeatedly to seize the chance to reform. We are pleased that its closure has been announced today."