Friday 16 October 2009

Quotes of the Week

Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger: "Trafigura thought it was buying silence. A combination of old media – the Guardian – and new – Twitter – turned attempted obscurity into mass notoriety."

Guardian editorial: "It is scandalous that a law firm acting on behalf of a wealthy trading company should have thought, for a moment, that it could gag media organisations from reporting parliamentary business. These are lawyers who seem to have lost sight of the fact that people risked their liberty and their lives to fight for the right to report what their elected representatives say and do."

NUJ apology to union hero Suzanne Breen over letter in the Journalist: "We unreservedly accept that the allegations in the headline and article were totally and absolutely without foundation, and should never have been published by us in the first place."

Essex Chronicle editor Alan Geere gets on a soapbox in Chelmsford High Street: “Forget your Facebook and toss your Twitter, now is the chance for everyone to talk directly to your audience.”

BBC Radio staffer posts on the Independent's media site: "Compliance is the condom on the prick of professionalism."

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