The chapter was co-written by Sokthan Yeng, a philosophy professor at Adelphi University who has collaborated with Grabowski on other publications.
Here's the abstract: " The global media circus surrounding the Tiger Woods’ sex scandal found journalists wrangling once again with whether the private lives of public figures are newsworthy or off limits. This chapter examines how U.S. newspapers covered the golfer’s personal woes, comparing and contrasting coverage in Woods’ hometown newspaper, the Orlando Sentinel, with America’s national newspaper of record, The New York Times, to determine whether it was fair within the scope of utilitarianism, a dominant ethical perspective in the West, and Buddhism, an ethical framework inserted by Woods himself. Applying these ethical systems can provide a foundation for the questioning of both the processing and consumption of news stories. This chapter brings to the fore the perpetual questions about the credibility of using information from anonymous sources, tabloids and gossip websites, which increasingly set the media’s agenda as it focuses more on infotainment and less on hard news. The exploration of utilitarian and Buddhist perspectives also raises questions about the ethical conduct of readers and consumers of news. The media, after all, is not only shaped by the desires of news editors."