Law and Ethics

‘Empowerment Guide’ asks us to rethink storytelling and story-taking

Using expertise from the Prison Journalism Project, the University of British Columbia’s Global Reporting Centre shows how journalists can get past extractive storytelling

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Know your rights while covering protests

Committee to Protect Journalists and Thomson Reuters Foundation guide to legal rights, risks and tips for reporting on public demonstrations Continue Reading Know your rights while covering protests

Why did newsrooms contravene guidelines about suicide coverage in reporting on the death of a former principal?

Editorial decisions have cascading impacts in politically charged discussions about anti-racism in education and at work, raising questions about how to find the line between newsworthiness and best practices Continue Reading Why did newsrooms contravene guidelines about suicide coverage in reporting on the death of a former principal?

Staying Alive: Trauma-Informed Broadcasting and Mental Well-being with Tamara Cherry and Mark Henick

With heightened awareness of the realities of difficult storytelling and the demands of work, journalistic practice has been pushed to evolve. Journalist Tamara Cherry and author and advocate Mark Henick discuss newsrooms’ responsibility to workers and sources. Continue Reading Staying Alive: Trauma-Informed Broadcasting and Mental Well-being with Tamara Cherry and Mark Henick

A history of ‘media exclusion zones’

How injunctions became synonymous with police-driven crackdowns on press freedom in Canada
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Zooming in on access to justice

Gains made in broadcasting proceedings online during the pandemic mean it’s time to revisit conventions about court restrictions on journalists Continue Reading Zooming in on access to justice

Inside the raid on Fairy Creek’s HQ: Violence, arrests and media exclusion

Clay Nikiforuk and Aleisha Langmann were in the Fairy Creek area from Aug. 7 to 14, on assignment for Ricochet. In addition to covering the RCMP’s offensive against the HQ camp, we wanted to find out if media access had improved in the wake of a court ruling that found police conduct towards journalists was unlawful Continue Reading Inside the raid on Fairy Creek’s HQ: Violence, arrests and media exclusion

B.C. students draft legislation to protect high school press freedom

After multiple censorship attempts, school paper members launch Student Press Freedom Act campaign to ensure constitutional rights to free expression upheld Continue Reading B.C. students draft legislation to protect high school press freedom

How the Sherman estate ruling reaffirms court openness and press freedom

The decision on the billionaires’ estate case has raised the bar for those seeking to block access to legal records Continue Reading How the Sherman estate ruling reaffirms court openness and press freedom

How Instagram court ruling hurts photographers and content creators

Many are now setting their viewing mode to ‘private’ to control where their work is being published Continue Reading How Instagram court ruling hurts photographers and content creators

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