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<span id="_ctl16__ctl0_head_title">Ryerson: The Chang School: Course: CJRN 123</span>

CJRN 123 Ethics and Law in the Practice of Journalism


Certificate and Degree Credit
Communication & Design Program Area


Prerequisite(s): (JRN 100 and JRN 121 and JRN 120) or (JRN 103 and JRN 104);
Antirequisite(s): RTA 915 (formerly BDC 915), RTA 918 (formerly BDC 918), NNS 123
Duration: 39 Hours
Fee: $671.15* (Payment in full is required at time of enrolment.)


This course prepares students for many of the ethical problems they will encounter as professionals and introduces them to the legal framework in which journalism is practised. Legal themes include defamation, contempt of court, search and seizure, and the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Ethical themes include fairness, conflict of interest, plagiarism and fabrication, protection of sources. Other considerations will include respect for privacy and freedom of expression. Best practices and guidelines for conduct are introduced, but students are also introduced to philosophical concepts and tools that can aid everyday decision-making. Practising journalists and media lawyers will help students gain command of these various and intersecting issues.

Fall 2016
Enrolment for this term is closed.
There are no classes/sections scheduled for this course in Fall 2016
Winter 2017
Enrolment for this term is closed.
There are no classes/sections scheduled for this course in Winter 2017
Spring/Summer 2017
Enrolment for Spring/Summer 2017 is currently open; see Important Dates for specific enrolment periods. See Enrolment for instructions on enrolling online, by mail, or in person. Undergraduate Students: Please enrol using RAMSS for courses applicable to your degree program.Due to Congress 2017 taking place on campus, there will be no undergraduate, graduate, or Chang School on campus classes from Saturday, May 27 to Friday, June 2, 2017. Distance Education courses will not be affected. There are a few other exceptions that will run through Congress week. Please visit Congress 2017 – Chang School Exceptions page for more information and for the complete list of Chang School exceptions..
There are no classes/sections scheduled for this course in Spring/Summer 2017

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