July 11th, 2013 | by ANDREA DAMEWOOD News | Posted In: Politics, PDX News, Media

Kitzhaber Declares Monday "Oregon Journalism Day"

KitzhaberGov. John Kitzhaber

The bad news for Oregon journalism? The state's biggest paper is cutting its home delivery and is laying off dozens of staff.

The good news for Oregon journalism? Gov. John Kitzhaber has given it its very own day.

Kitzhaber is pouring one out for the fourth estate on Monday, the day he's proclaimed "Oregon Journalism Day."

The day, according to a release from his office, coincides with the 30th anniversary of "Project Dayshoot," and more than 140 photographers and videographers around the state will document a day in the life of Oregon.

Kitzhaber’s proclamation is meant to echo a 1983 proclamation by former Gov. Victor Atiyeh declaring that July “Oregon Photojournalism Day," the release says.

The Oregon Project Dayshoot will take place from midnight to midnight on July 15. Images collected will be displayed online and in a physical exhibit, and will become part of the permanent collection of the Oregon Historical Society.

Want to join in with some good old new fashioned citizen journalism? Post photos and video to Flickr, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Vine using the tag #dayshoot30.

 
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