2023 Legal Issues Masterclass

The 2023 Legal Issues Masterclass was held Wednesday, October 4th, 2023, in-person and was live online. Did you miss the class? 

Featuring an exploration of important legal issues facing journalists today: 

  • Photos and videos from online sources and social media: who owns them, who can use them, do you need to pay to use them?  Plus intellectual property aspects.
  • The top legal issues to consider when you receive a tip and begin to investigate a story
  • Criminal proceedings and publication bans – what can you report?
Kim Bolan, Vancouver Sun Crime Reporter
Daniel Coles
Daniel Coles, Media Lawyer, Owen Bird Law Corporation
Dan Burnett, KC, Media Lawyer, Owen Bird Law Corporation
Bhupinder Hundal, News Director & Station Manager Global BC

Questions?  Send an email to:  [email protected]


Your support today makes a big difference and will help us continue the Jack Webster Foundation and celebrate excellence in journalism to protect the public interest for British Columbians.

Your donations go to support Student Journalism Awards, Professional Development Fellowships, free Masterclasses for journalists, journalism educators and students, and to support the costs of funding the annual Webster Awards.

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