Brian Knappenberger came Center Stage with Mark Gordon to talk about his new documentary film Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press.
The interview originally aired Tuesday, June 27, on KXLU Los Angeles, 88.9 FM.
The trial between wrestler Hulk Hogan and Gawker Media pitted privacy rights against freedom of the press, but ended up as a case study in how big money can silence media through legal means. Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press is an examination of the perils and duties of the free press in an age of inequality.
Center Stage with Mark Gordon airs Tuesdays at 7PM (PST) on KXLU Los Angeles, 88.9 FM and streaming at kxlu.com
When the online tabloid Gawker posted part of a surreptitiously filmed sex tape of professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, they ignited a high stakes legal battle that pit privacy rights against the first amendment. The staggering verdict bankrupted Gawker and its founder Nick Denton, but also exposed a shadowy figure behind the scenes: Silicon Valley ventu