CIF-State organizers not allowing photographers on court for post game celebrations; MaxPreps apparently has exclusive rights

Our photographer Keith Birmingham and an associated press photographer here in Bakersfield have been given better access at NBA Finals, Super Bowls, and just about every mega event you can think of. But here at the CIF state baketball championships in Bakersfield, a public funded event, state organizers are blowing off journalistic integrity by not allowing print photographers on the floor for post-game celebrations. Apparently MaxPreps, a sponsor of the CIF-State, is given exclusive floor rights. Ethics and integrity? No, the mighty dollar wins again. Sorry kids, you’re the ones who lose out.

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  • curious

    Do you camera’s not work from the stands?

  • Photojourno

    @ curious

    From the stands? Really? Really?

    It’s obvious that the ignorance the Tea-baggers are afflicted with is contagious. Are you being funny or god forbid, are you seriously that stupid to think that NEWS Organizations shouldn’t be allowed to do their job?

  • A

    They are professionals not fans “Curious”.

  • kh

    am sorry
    but if you take a real close up look at the st marys girls ,my girl they all look like there on roids,east german boxing team,dont fill bad amat ladys,those girls look like they could of smoked your boys team,great job being so cal rep.

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