First Amendment

Gawker Has Filed for Bankruptcy and Says It Will Sell to Ziff Davis

Gawker Media filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday, shortly before announcing the iconic blog network has reached an agreement with Ziff Davis to purchase its seven brands and other assets.Gawker's brands include Gawker.com, Deadspin, Lifehacker, Gizmodo, Kotaku, Jalopnik and Jezebel. 

What Lies Ahead for Gawker Now that a Tech Billionaire Is Bankrolling Lawsuits Against It?

If you thought the Gawker saga would slow down as we creep closer to Memorial Day weekend, you thought wrong.

After Years of Trading Barbs, Hulk Hogan and Gawker Finally Go to Court

Over a three-decade career as a professional wrestler, Hulk Hogan made millions of dollars inflicting pain on the likes of Andre the Giant, The Undertaker and The Iron Sheik. This week, the WWE Hall of Famer is wrestling with a New York gossip blog in court, arguing the emotional pain done to him is worth at least $100 million.

Lawmakers Call for Examination of Hate Speech in Media

Reacting to Sunday's hate crime at two Jewish centers in Kansas City, Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) introduced today a bill to update the government's 20-year-old report on hate speech in the media.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Individual Campaign Contribution Limits

In a move that is sure to increase spending in the upcoming midterm election, the Supreme Court Wednesday struck down campaign contribution limits that capped individual contributions at $123,000.

Facebook Will Delete Illegal Gun Sales Posts

Facebook and Instagram will take down posts for gun sales that don't follow the law and block all children under 18 from viewing posts from gun sellers or traders.

Finally! FCC Kills Newsroom Study

The Federal Communications Commission finally killed the study that caused an uproar because it called for researchers to query the stations it licenses and newspapers about how they make editorial decisions in the newsroom.

GOP Wants FCC Newsroom Study Gone for Good

Even though the Federal Communications Commission chairman said the agency would stay out of the newsroom in a proposed study of the media marketplace, GOP leaders want to make sure it stays that way.

FCC Suspends Controversial Newsroom Study

The Federal Communications Commission said Friday it has pulled the plug on its controversial study that proposed sending researchers into the stations it licenses to inquire about the editorial process.

FCC Backs Off Study of Newsroom Editorial Practices [Updated]

UPDATE, Feb. 20: The Federal Communications Commission told GOP lawmakers that the agency has "no intention" of interfering in the editorial decision-making of broadcast stations and newspapers.