I’ve occasionally blogged about celebrities, the media, and right to privacy. I came across an interesting talk that Harvey Levin of TMZ gave to students at the University of Chicago Law School this week on media and privacy. It’s a very human talk that deals with ethics of the media, the “yuck factor,” “zones of privacy,” and includes a number of cases the show’s been involved in and how they made particular decisions about what to reveal or not to reveal. He also talks about how in one case, a sheriff got warrants to search his cell phones after they revealed a report on Mel Gibson and how chilling that can be for journalists.
I’m not a regular viewer of TMZ at all, but found the talk both entertaining and also thought-provoking. See what you think: