October 30, 2007 – The panelists discuss a recent news conference staged by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It appeared to be a real news conference with real reporters, but it turns out the "reporters" were actually FEMA employees. Legitimate reporters were allowed to listen in but could not ask questions.
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.