Lisa Taylor, JD, LLM, is an associate professor in the School of Journalism at Ryerson University, where she teaches law and ethics. Prior to her faculty role, Taylor practiced law and was an award-winning CBC journalist.
Taylor is a Senior Fellow with Ryerson University’s Centre for Free Expression and a former chair of the Canadian Association of Journalists’ ethics advisory committee. She leads the Canadian Worlds of Journalism study team, an interdisciplinary group that, together with researchers from more than 100 countries, regularly assesses the state of journalism throughout the world.
Taylor's scholarly research interrogates issues at the intersection of journalism and law, with particular focus on access to information, publication bans and defamatory libel. She is the co-editor of The Unfulfilled Promise of Press Freedom in Canada (University of Toronto Press, 2017).