University of King’s College j-prof Dean Jobb tells journalists what they need to know about two landmark rulings that came down shortly before Christmas.
If you're a news junkie, the Globe and Mail has a little eight-question quiz for you: The past 10 years saw the rise of the citizen journalist and the expansion of local news reporting agencies. Take our quiz and see if you know who broke the following major news stories. I got 7/8 (better than [...]
Ryerson j-prof Jeffrey Dvorkin sees a half-full glass when he looks at the landmark SCOC libel rulings. But he does like the pro-amateur sentiment within them.
Ryerson j-prof John Miller reminisces about fighting in 1995 to keep a statement of principles alive at the then-Canadian Daily Newspapers Association, now the Canadian Newspapers Association, and how it ties into two landmark Supreme Court of Canada libel rulings. From Miller's blog: (posted Dec. 23) Fourteen years ago, I stood up to Canada's top [...]
Noted legal scholar David Eaves says that the two Supreme Court of Canada rulings on libel law means that legally speaking, there’s no such thing as journalists, only journalism. So why doesn’t he tell you that’s the way it’s always been in this country?