White House redecorates the media room

The Advocate, CNN, and New York state senator Joseph Bruno

The Advocate, CNN, and New York state senator Joseph Bruno

Ups

After polling readers about their wishes, gay magazine The Advocate decides to end its longtime practice of shipping its magazine in an anonymous wrapper

The White House unveils its newly renovated media briefing room, refurbishing what was a notoriously cramped and dirty space

CNN ups its online audience by 8 million page views from May 2006 to May 2007. Other news networks also added hundreds of thousands or millions of online viewers

Downs

Dow Jones executives tell staffers that extensive job cuts will be on the way if News Corp.'s bid to buy the company does not succeed

Backfence.com, a pioneer in "hyperlocal" online citizen journalism, closes down because of business issues

New York state senate Republican leader Joseph Bruno accuses the Albany Times-Union of pressuring him to buy ads in exchange for positive coverage. The paper calls the charges "totally baseless"

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