"Moral Guardians and the Origins of the Right to Privacy" - Jeffery A. Smith

"Moral Guardians and the Origins of the Right to Privacy" - Jeffery A. Smith

by: Jeffery A. Smith | publication date: May 1, 2008 | Publication: Journalism and Communication Monographs | volume: 10 | journal issue: 1 | pages: pp. 63+ 44

". . .Before the rise of sensational journalism in the 1830s, newspapers were often celebrated as informative and socially beneficial vehicles of enlightenment. Later assessments of the press frequently found some kinds of subject matter distinctly improper. . ."

Jeffery Smith discusses the concept of the legal right to privacy and how it relates to journalism.

Copyrighted, used with permission from Journalism and Communication Monographs.