Only one television camera and/or one still camera each with a single camera operator will be permitted in the courtroom. Cameras and operators must be in designated locations. No interviews may be conducted in the courtrooms. Public access areas outside the courtrooms are:
- Pendleton, Umatilla County Courthouse: The landing at the stairs on the 2nd Floor.
- Hermiston, Stafford Hansell Government Center: The waiting area just outside the front entrance.
- Heppner, Morrow County Courthouse: The landing at the top of the stairs on the 2nd Floor.
Judge/Staff to determine equipment placement
Each courtroom and judge is different; ask for assistance/permission in determining equipment and operator placement prior to the day of the proceeding.
Equipment and operators must be in place before court starts
Equipment must not be installed, moved or removed from the courtroom while court is in session. Equipment operators may not move around the courtroom while court is in session.
No artificial lighting device of any kind may be used in the courtroom
News media must arrange any pooling of footage, photographs or audio among themselves
The court will not participate in any pooling agreement or mediate in the event of disagreements about pooling arrangements. Disagreements about pooling arrangements will not result in additional media equipment being allowed into the courtroom. In the absence of agreement on pooling issues by persons seeking public access coverage, the judge may exclude any or all public access coverage.