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Last Word

Media Coverage of the Supreme Court of Canada

by Florian Sauvageau; David Taras & David Schneiderman

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published: Dec 2005
ISBN:9780774812436
publisher: UBC Press
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Media coverage of the Supreme Court of Canada has emerged as a crucial factor not only for judges and journalists but also for the public. It’s the media, after all, that decide which court rulings to cover and how. They translate highly complex judgments into concise and meaningful news stories that will appeal to, and be understood by, the general public. Thus, judges lose control of the message once they hand down decisions, and journalists have the last word.

 

To show how the Supreme Court has fared under the media spotlight, Sauvageau, Schneiderman, and Taras examine a year in the life of the court and then focus on the media coverage of four high-profile decisions: the Marshall case, about Aboriginal rights; the Vriend case, about gay rights; the Quebec Secession Reference; and the Sharpe child pornography case. They explore the differences between television and newspaper coverage, national and regional reporting, and the French- and English-language media. They also describe how judges and journalists understand and interact with one another amid often-clashing legal and journalistic cultures, offering a rich and detailed account of the relationship between two of the most important institutions in Canadian life.

About the Authors

Florian Sauvageau

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David Taras

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David Schneiderman

DAVID SCHNEIDERMAN is the Executive Director of the Centre for Constitutional Studies at the University of Alberta. He is the editor of six books and the author of many journal and newspaper articles.
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Contributor Notes

Florian Sauvageau is Professor of Communications at Université Laval in Québec and Director of the Centre d’études sur les médias/Centre for Media Studies. David Schneiderman is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. David Taras is University Professor and Professor in the Faculty of Communication and Culture at the University of Calgary.

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For the first word on a complex subject, they have produced a book that is thought-provoking, authoritative, impeccably researched and grounded in reality.

— Literary Review of Canada

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