When two wedding parties clashed at a Society Hill hotel and the rumble was caught on video, the story went global. Demand for information was intense.
When the families involved refused to speak, the Philadelphia Daily News went to the social media networks to find information about the two wedding parties. The paper reported that one of the brides' page on Pinterest "shows that she'd been contemplating a wedding with elements of love and beauty, not of violence and death. Photos on the page include a love message from the groom to the bride on her wedding shoe, flowers glued to Styrofoam balls, and the palms of four hands displaying the word F-O-R-E-V-E-R, spelled out in Scrabble tiles and a wedding band for the letter O."
They also published information from people's facebook pages and twitter feeds.
Is this an invasion of privacy? Or, are the media allowed to publish/air information from people's social media sites?
Is this good journalism or lazy reporting?