Law Commentary

Fundamental Law For Journalists

Fundamental Law For Journalists
by Mark Bourrie
February 23, 2024
Fundamental Law For Journalists

Here’s a primer on basic law for people who work in newsrooms. With chapters on legal research, the court system, civil law and procedure, criminal law, journalist protection, constitutional law and the making of statutes and regulations. Available from Irwin Law.

I realized in law school that journalists often get law wrong because of myths that have become “public knowledge” and from American law that permeates mass media. I hope this helps Canadian reporters and editors. It’s also handy for anyone who wants to know Canadian legal concepts:,rules%20that%20we%20live%20by

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