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Essay: The limits of privacy, and the intersection of privacy and news, are constant concerns and subjects of discussion among journalists.
Eight days after the murder of 26 people, including 20 children, in Newtown, Connecticut in December 2012, The Journal News, a suburban New York City newspaper, published an article titled “The Gun Owner Next Door: What you don’t know about the weapons in your neighborhood,” listing the names and addresses of hundreds of local residents who had pistol permits. The information was taken from public records, and was presented on an interactive map created by The Journal News.The Journal News faced widespread criticism from the residents whose names and addresses were published, who claimed that the map and story were an unnecessary and even dangerous invasion of privacy. The Journal News responded that there was no right to privacy of handgun ownership in New York, and maintained the map and story on its website for nearly a month, where it was viewed over 1.2 million times. Focusing on the ethical (not necessarily legal) dimensions of privacy and the media, write an op-ed piece about the Journal News’s action that states an argument and defends it. Use examples and sources as appropriate. This is not an objective piece; take a position on the issue and persuade readers that you’re right.
Your essay should be 750 words, composed in APA format, and be free of grammatical errors. NO PLAGARISM DETECTED PLEASE