Law and Ethics in Journalism
This is an essential primer for all journalists, whether they’re reporting for old or new media. It outlines and focuses on libel and slander, copyright and contract law, and common ethical issues that journalists encounter.
Instructor: Don Whiteley
What will I learn?
By the end of the course, you will be able to do the following:
- Determine the best way to tell your subject’s story legally and ethically
- Identify key legal and ethical constraints and guidelines in Canada
- Identify key slander, libel, and ethical issues
How will I learn?
- Class discussions
- In-class exercises
- Home assignments
- Recommended reading
How will I be evaluated?
You will receive guidance and feedback on key law and ethics in journalism issues.
Textbooks and learning materials
You need a copy of the Canadian Press Stylebook. We will provide other custom course materials.