Willamette Week Kicked Out of Press Conference for Missing Boy

july 2, 2010  03:02 pm
During a press conference held by the family of a missing Oregon boy, Willamette Week reporter James Pitkin -- who had earlier reported on the family's troubled history -- was asked to leave for failing to be a "team player." A reporter for the local daily, The Oregonian, was also escorted out. As Pitkin noted, the end result was that the two largest papers in Oregon had essentially been sidelined because the family didn't approve of the negative coverage.