Christopher Hitchens, MSNBC, and the Free Flow of Information Act
Several Tribune Company execs, including CEO Dennis FitzSimons, forgo cash bonuses, citing financial woes and shrinking staffs
The New York Times announces it will no longer participate in traditional DC dinners in which reporters mix, mingle, and schmooze with sources they cover
The Free Flow of Information Act of 2007, which would create a federal shield law for reporters, is introduced in Congress
Overall US newspaper circulation declines in spring reports, marking the fifth consecutive reporting period of decline. Metro papers in Dallas and San Diego are hit hard
MSNBC angers many prominent bloggers by not allowing video footage from the first presidential debate to be disseminated across the Internet
Christopher Hitchens, analyst of all things media, declares the Virginia Tech shootings to be a "non-story"