Hillman Leaves DMN

Bob Hillman, longtime White House correspondent for the Dallas Morning News, has taken their buyout. A big loss for the paper…

And, according to this website, buyouts have also been taken by Allen Pusey (Washington Bureau reporter), Robert Dodge, Washington Bureau reporter) and Richard Whittle (Washington Bureau reporter).

President Bush paid tribute to Hillman on Friday.

    Q Can I just follow up?

    THE PRESIDENT: No, you can’t. Steve. If we follow up, we’re not going to get — I want Hillman to be able to ask a question. It’s his last press conference — not yet, Hillman. (Laughter.) Soon. You and Wendell seem —

    Hillman. This is Hillman’s last press conference, so — sorry, sorry, about that.

Dallas Morning News editor Bob Mong says “We’re reshaping The News for a new media world.”