Journalist Group Protests Alberta War Room’s Use of Term ‘Reporters’

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.”

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