JOUR 3700
Media Law and Ethics (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
This course provides an overview of the legal and ethical situations and circumstances that commonly confront journalists and other media professionals. Topics include libel, contempt of court, freedom of information, privacy legislation, copyright, confidentiality, protection of sources, and the use of 'off-the-record' remarks.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Journalism program, or the Bachelor of Arts, Major in Communication, or permission of the Chair