Here’s the second installment in a two-part lesson on photo ethics. It challenges students to think about the balance between right to privacy and newsworthiness.
Originally, I used the story of a young woman killed during the aftermath of a Boston Red Sox victory as the framework for this lesson. A photo of her dead body appeared on the front cover of the Boston Herald, triggering outrage and media analysis much as the death of Ki Suk Han did in December 2012. I updated the lesson with examples from this recent tragedy.