March 20, 2007 – The topic is the pending sale of the Peoria Journal Star and eight other Illinois newspapers to the company that already owns daily newspapers in Macomb, Monmouth, Canton, and a number of other Illinois towns and also owns papers in 17 other states.
March 6, 2007 – The topic is Illinois Senate Bill 0729, which is known as the College Campus Press Act. It would offer student journalists protection from school administration interference at state-sponsored institutions of higher education.
February 20, 2007 – The topic is a study by the Parents Television Council, which found TV programs are becoming increasingly violent. The PTC says violent incidents averaged about 13 per hour in prime time programs.