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Restricting news coverage bad for all


August 4, 2021

Perceptive readers may have noticed that some of this year’s Oregon Jamboree acts are noticeably missing in our photo coverage.

Here’s why: Due to an incident that occurred Friday evening, festival organizers decided to ban media photographers for the duration of the event.

I was allowed to photograph on a limited basis on Saturday, after some negotiations, but it was from afar, which is why we don’t have many close-up shots of the action after Friday.

Details of the actual incident, which, I’ve been told, involved at least one “media” photographer and a patron, are unclear t...

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