Tuesday, March 22, 2016

What Effect Will Hulk Hogan Case Have on Media?

Most media-types were shocked when the jury awarded Hulk Hogan $140 million in his case against Gawker. Today the Washington Post examines the potential effect this case will have on future reporting.

I'm not too worried whether or not this will have a chilling effect on legitimate reporting. This was a special case--a sex video filmed without his knowledge, and posted online without his permission. Not exactly the type of story the mainstream media would report.

Gawker is known for pushing the boundaries. This time, the boundaries pushed back.