Did the media cross the line?
Angela Price ripped into media for announcing she and Montreal Canadiens star goaltender Carey Price are expecting their first child. Media announced this before Angela and Carey were able to do so. Things have calmed now, but is media out of line announcing personal events such as this without obtaining prior authorization?
In 2010, two British newspapers (Daily Mirror and Daily Record) were officially reprimanded by the U.K. Press Complaints Commission for revealing Dannii Minogue was pregnant before she could make the announcement herself. Other newspapers have been reprimanded for similar actions.
Is this an issue in media ethics? And does media ethics work in Canada as well?
Roy is joined by Professor Jane Kirtley, the Professor of Law and Media Ethics at the University of Minnesota.
“Disrespectful, tasteless and just plain cruel” are the words Angela Price directed toward TSN reporter John Lu and the publication 25 Stanley. Do you support Angela Price, who will appear on the W Network TV show Hockey Wives?