Our staff administers the CNRIE, a reciprocal insurance program for libel, piracy and plagiarism. Members are invited to apply for coverage on the CNRIE web site.
The Community Newspapers Reciprocal Insurance Exchange (CNRIE) provides Media Insurance to:
- Community Newspapers
- Small Market Dailies
- Academic Journals
- Trade Publications
- Community and Special Interest Websites
CNRIE (also known as the 'Reciprocal') is a not-for-profit entity whose members include publications from across Canada. It is licensed by the regulator of financial institutions within each province or region it operates, adhering to the insurance statutes within those regions.
CNRIE's office is based in Toronto, Ontario, and is governed by its own Advisory Board that is comprised of publishers and employees from its member publications.
Summary of Services
- Experienced legal counsel. You gain access to some of the best media lawyers across the country.
- Immediate, direct access to legal advice, when you need it to check or 'pre-clear stories or articles before they run.
- Affordable rates - CNRIE's mandate is to make available affordable fees to Canadian publications. As such, fees are set to cover the cost of claims and operations. There is no motive for profit.
- One-stop coverage for all in-house writers and correspondents for all of your publications, including websites and vertical publications.
- Toll-free telephone advice on related matters such as bans on publication, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, etc.
- Discounts available for organizations insuring more than 5 publications.
- Contact Lucia Shepherd at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-923-7724 ext. 4423 for a quote.