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Contemporary Issues in Law and Ethics

Course Code CJRL-702
Lecture hours per week 3 (14w)
Lab hours per week
Course Availability: Open

This course examines key legal and ethical issues facing Canadian journalists, including the challenges of “fake news” and “alternative facts” which strike at the heart of what journalism is about. The accent is on the practical: discussions of what journalism is, what a journalist needs to know to avoid legal problems, to protect their interests and to develop strategies for handling ethical challenges associated with operating in an evolving digital world powered by social media.