How to cultivate journalistaphobia

panic

Really, we’re friendly – and just calling with a few questions….

Any journalist who has tried to contact a federal government researcher/scientist/source  can tell you how frustrating an exercise it can be. There are delays, referrals to communications and then days can pass before a response.

Today, the government of Canada’s Department of Canadian Heritage sent this pamphlet out to its public servants – it’s unclear if others will follow.

Really, it makes media calls seem as fearful an experience as contracting Ebola.

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