Chapter 5: Invasion of Privacy. Types of invasion of privacy: Intrusion on seclusion or solitude. Public disclosure of embarrassing private affairs. Publicity that places individuals in a false light. Appropriation of an individual’s name or likeness for commercial advantage.
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Types of invasion of privacy:
This chapter deals with various ethical violations of privacy.
The ethics of privacy
John Ashcroft and President Bush were staunch supporters of the USA PATRIOT Act.
The USA PATRIOT Act was created to avoid tragedies like September 11.
USA PATRIOT Act – Read the entire act.
Justice Department – A summary of what the USA PATRIOT Act means to law enforcement and the courts.
Safe and Free – ACLU database of summaries, articles and analysis of the USA PATRIOT Act.
Civil Right Violations – Instances when the USA PATRIOT Act did not work.
Private Detectives and Investigators – An official job description
Privacy Times – Learn more about right to privacy versus freedom of information
Investigative Resource Center – A starting point for online investigations
In just this past decade, the media has sensationalized their coverage of the murders of Jonbenet Ramsey, Nichole Simpson, and the White House sex scandal.
Missoulian – Read the paper involved.
Changing the Way Violence is Reported – Studies on the effects of sensationalized reporting on readers
Junk Food News – An article about telling the truth without sensationalism.
Public Service or Soap Opera? – A judge decides how many details of the Peterson murder case the public needs to know.
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News photographs of people mourning over 9/11, a plane crash, and the Columbine shooting.
Californian – Read the paper that ran the picture.
Code of Ethics – The ASNE requirements for photojournalists
Ethics in Photojournalism – One man was dismissed for improper editing of photos.