Matthew Norman in the Independent: "Unless Jeremy Corbyn radically rethinks his approach to the media now – and by now, I mean this instant (or better still, via the miracle of time travel, last Saturday) – he is finished. He will never have a hearing. As an admirer, it pains me to state the obvious. But in so far as he has anything that might be dignified as a media strategy, it is suicide by naivety. He is cycling into the valley of death."
Roy Greenslade in the London Evening Standard: "It may well be seen also as a sign of Corbyn’s political naivety. Politics is, by its nature, about selling policy. That cannot be achieved through social media. Nor is it good enough to rely on tweeters screaming abuse at Corbyn’s treatment by the mainstream press in the hope that that will influence the public. The Labour leader must overcome his prejudices against newspapers and form a proper media team that wins, if not the admiration, then at least the grudging respect, of political journalists."
Times' cartoonist Peter Brookes [£] welcomes Corbyn's election: “Corbyn is a dream, really. That Lenin-style cap he wears. The beard. Of those who stood for the leadership he is by far and away the most appealing one to do. Despite the fact that he is completely f***ing up the party that I would normally be voting for, he is the most interesting.”
Private Eye Magazine @PrivateEyeNews on Twitter: "So far most of our cartoonists have sent in versions of Corbyn, either as Father Christmas or as Obi-Wan Kenobi."
Paul Bradshaw @paulbradshaw on Twitter: "Media academics start your engines: if ever there was a test of media influence it's going to be Corbyn and Watson."
Raymond Snoddy @RaymondSnoddy on Twitter: "Please don't be too unkind to Jeremy Corbyn - he is endlessly, peerlessly amusing and it would be a great shame to lose him too soon."
Simon Duke in the Sunday Times [£]: "Next month, Trinity Mirror is expected to seal the £200m acquisition of Local World, the owner of the Cambridge News and Nottingham Post...In the past, the competition watchdog has blocked a number of deals in the local news arena, citing concerns that business would be forced to pay higher prices for ads. The growing power of Facebook and other social media means the Local World deal is likely to be waived through. That should open the door to more mergers. Some publishing executives privately predict that, in time, this consolidation will sweep all local news outfits into one large publisher powerful enough to compete with ITV, Facebook and Google for advertising spending."
NUJ general secretary Michelle Stanistreet interviewed in the Guardian: "I would be deeply concerned about the BBC funding reporters to work for commercial newspaper groups, who should be funding proper quality local coverage themselves.”
Séamus Dooley, NUJ Irish secretary, on a death threat to an Irish News journalist in Northern Ireland: “This latest death threat issued against an Irish News journalist is a sinister development. There is a need for independent, fearless journalism in Northern Ireland and, in the current climate we regard the death threat as especially worrying. Journalists must be allowed to work in the public interest without intimidation. There is an obligation on those in positions of influence to work to ensure that reporters, photographers and editors are able to operate without risk or threat from any quarter. Journalists in Northern Ireland will not be deterred by such threats."
Les Hinton @leshintonon Twitter: "BREAKING: @pollytoynbee atttacks @rupertmurdoch and self regulation. I love a columnist who surprises me."