Privacy invasion by the news media: Three ethical models

Journal of Mass Media Ethics 17 (1):20 – 34 (2002)
In this article I provide an overview of philosophical conceptions of privacy and suggest 3 models to assist with the ethical analysis of privacy invasion by the news media. The models are framed by respect for persons (Kantian), the comparison of harms and benefits (Utilitarian), and the transfer of power. After describing the models, I demonstrate how they can be applied to news reporting that invades the privacy of public figures.
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DOI 10.1207/S15327728JMME1701_03
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