One of the essay topics I set my Media Ethics students was:
Find a (newspaper) article... that features a member of the public who has not sought the media spotlight and examine the ethical arguments for and against exposing their action, character and personal circumstances to wider scrutiny.
On Wednesday Peter Burkhill was just another airline pilot.
On Thursday he was the hero who saved the lives of 136 passengers and 16 crew when the engines failed as his BA 777 jet approached Heathrow.
On Sunday 'twice-married," "Perfect Peter" got a good licking from the News of the World: " BELLY UP, HALF NAKED and with his undercarriage covered in CHOCOLATE".
Heather Yaxley asks "Who knows what is news?"; this story takes the (16-year-old) chocolate biscuit.