Friday 12 February 2010

Quotes of the Week

Newsweek journalist Maziar Bahari, who was imprisoned in Iran, in an open letter to the country's supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei: "By arresting accredited journalists your government has made every Iranian a citizen journalist."

Private Eye editor Ian Hislop on sales of his magazine reaching an 18 year high: “It seems the Eye’s circulation figures are a bit like John Terry’s shorts. In the past they may have been down – but now they are firmly up again.”

Kelvin MacKenzie on publishing a picture of himslf and pop sensations Jedward in his Sun column: "I have decided, late in life, that I too wish to adopt the Piers approach."

Media analyst Lorna Tilbian on the Guardian Media Group's sale of the Manchester Evening News and 31 regionals to Trinity Mirror: "Deal of the decade for Sly Bailey."

Cleethorpes Chronicle editor Nigel Lowther celebrating the paper's 100th issue: “We fill it with names and faces every week and we pride ourselves on going back to good, old-fashioned community journalism. It also helps our experienced team live in the area and the paper is written and edited in the heart of the community it serves.”

Trinity Mirror spokesman on proposal to move staff from newly acquired Manchester Evening News and related weeklies out of the city: "Due to the lease requirements Trinity Mirror has only been granted a six-month license for the occupation of Scott Place. Therefore we are required to relocate operations and it is proposed to relocate to Trinity Mirror's Greater Manchester premises in Oldham."

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