Journalists to staff in Jason Kenney's 'war room': stop calling yourselves 'reporters' - 2019-12-24

From UmbraXenu
Jump to: navigation, search
F49.png Journalists to staff in Jason Kenney's 'war room': stop calling yourselves 'reporters' December 24, 2019, Bob Weber, Canadian Press, National Post

EDMONTON — Staff in the Alberta government's so-called war room should stop calling themselves reporters, says the president of the Canadian Association of Journalists.

"Don't pretend that you're doing journalism — because you're not," Karyn Pugliese said Tuesday from Winnipeg. "When the government hires its own PR firm, that's fine. But when you pretend that PR firm is journalism, that's positively Orwellian."

Earlier this month, Alberta's United Conservative government opened the Canadian Energy Centre, often referred to by Premier Jason Kenney as a "war room" for reacting to and correcting perceived misinformation on the province's energy industry.

Wikipedia cite:
{{cite news | first = Bob | last = Weber | title = Journalists to staff in Jason Kenney's 'war room': stop calling yourselves 'reporters' | url = https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/journalist-group-protests-alberta-war-rooms-use-of-term-reporters | work = Canadian Press | publisher = National Post | date = December 24, 2019 | accessdate = December 25, 2019 }}