Media Law for Canadian Journalists, 2nd Edition

 
Media Law for Canadian Journalists, 2nd Edition
Author(s):
 
ISBN:
978-1-55239-420-5
 
Publisher:
Emond Montgomery Publications
 
Page Count:
472
 
Status:
Available
 
Copyright Date:
2011
 
Subjects:
Media and Journalism
 
 
 
 

This highly successful book, now available in an updated second edition, has been thoroughly revised to reflect the many recent developments in media law. In addition to explaining the details and repercussions of recent groundbreaking Supreme Court decisions, the new edition also explores legal issues relating to technological changes in the journalism industry.

Dean Jobb, an experienced journalist, author, journalism professor, and recognized authority on media law, provides a unique perspective that is designed to make journalists more aware of their rights and the legal limits on their craft. He examines the day-to-day issues faced by reporters and editors, and offers practical advice on how to overcome various obstacles.

Using real-life examples and discussions of both criminal and civil law cases, the text explains the rationale behind the laws that affect the media, how those laws are interpreted, and what they mean for journalists. Jobb provides journalists with what they need to know to get the story — without getting sued.

"Extraordinarily complete." — Kirk Makin, The Globe and Mail

"Thorough and practical….Dean Jobb's book has really filled a need in Canadian Journalism Schools." — Maxine Ruvinsky, Thompson Rivers University

"…[A] book that newsrooms and journalism schools can ill afford to do without. Jobb has done an excellent job of providing a resource that helps make sense of the legal world journalists inevitably encounter." — David McKie, CBC

  • Integrates coverage of Internet issues throughout the text, instead of in a single chapter.
  • Presents essentials of the Canadian justice system, including the structure of Canadian courts and tribunals.
  • Updates core areas of media law based on key recent decisions.
  • Includes photographs, new table of cases cited, and an expanded index.
  • Uses a simple, direct writing style, combined with numerous historic and current cases, scenarios, and legal precedents.
  • Outlines a proactive model of media law, stressing how to publish while staying out of legal trouble.
  • Examines freedom of expression and the Charter.
  • Offers important tips on reporting criminal cases and pitfalls to avoid.
  • Presents coverage of ethics and professional responsibility.
  • Includes a glossary of terms.
Part I: Open Justice
Chapter 1: Justice System 101
Chapter 2: Understanding Criminal and Civil Law
Chapter 3: Freedom of Expression in Canada
Part II: Journalists and the Law
Chapter 4: Defamation: How to Beat Libel Chill
Chapter 5: Restrictions on Reporting and Publishing the News
Chapter 6: Using Freedom of Information Laws
Part III: Covering the Courts, Publication Bans, and Restrictions on Access
Chapter 7: Covering the Criminal Courts
Chapter 8: Contempt of Court
Chapter 9: Publication Bans in Criminal and Youth Cases
Chapter 10: Publication Bans in Other Proceedings
Chapter 11: Access to Hearings and Documents
Part IV: Doing the Right Thing
Chapter 12: Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Glossary
Index

Online resources for students and instructors using this book are available on the Law Commentary page of J-Source.ca.

 
 
 
 
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