Orwellian: Journalist group protests Alberta war room's use of term 'reporters' - 2019-12-24

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F0.png Orwellian: Journalist group protests Alberta war room's use of term 'reporters' December 24, 2019, Canadian Press, Times Colonist

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.

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{{cite news | title = Orwellian: Journalist group protests Alberta war room's use of term 'reporters' | url = https://www.timescolonist.com/life/orwellian-journalist-group-protests-alberta-war-room-s-use-of-term-reporters-1.24041736 | work = Canadian Press | publisher = Times Colonist | date = December 24, 2019 | accessdate = December 25, 2019 }}