JL1420 - Journalism Ethics & the Law

This course explores in depth the legal and ethical issues that journalists face. It educates students about the foundations of Canadian law and how the Canadian legal system functions. It teaches students how to navigate the legal system as they report on criminal and civil cases. It explores the reporter’s role in safeguarding both freedom of expression and the integrity of the legal system. Students learn how to avoid committing defamation, contempt of court and other legal mistakes. They learn about the ethical standards of journalism and how to apply them.

This course is offered in the following programs:
Journalism (Post Diploma)