Journo swag: “alternative media” at G20 robbed of maple syrup and swim time in Lake Harper
We can speculate about what journalists in the Allstream Media Centre are doing: complaining about being ripped off for free stuff. The Allstream Building has been deemed the Alternative Media Centre by the G20 organizers (i.e., for bloggers, nutters and sensationalists). While the Allstream dwellers get a respectable amount of swag—including a Roots book bag, a week-long TTC pass, a Toronto guidebook, stationery and pat-on-the-back propaganda pamphlets—the big kahunas across the street in the International Media Centre get maple syrup, an iPhone cover to view 3-D content and a chance to play in the infamously artificial Lake Harper. We’re not sure which is more enticing: maple syrup as a protest weapon or the chance to see the international reaction to our fake lake first-hand.