October 23, 2007 – The panelists talk about the proposed federal shield law for reporters. They also talk about Illinois Senate Bill 729, which was recently signed by the governor. It will give college journalists more protections from administrative interference.
October 16, 2007 – The panelists continue their discussion about independent journalism websites being purchased by corporations and debate whether small, local blogs might get purchased by larger media groups.
October 2, 2007 – The panelists discuss a recent meeting where reporters were asked to leave but members of the public were allowed to stay. The Peoria Journal Star reported the meeting was organized to foster communication and cooperation between mayors, village presidents, and other public office holders in Fulton County.
September 25, 2007 – The panelists discuss Dan Rather's lawsuit against CBS and Viacom. Rather claims he was used as the scapegoat for a discredited story about President Bush's military service. He contends the influence of the government and large corporations played a role in the matter.