The privacy suit brought by wrestler Hulk Hogan against Gawker will examine whether a videotape was newsworthy.
What is newsworthy?
When deciding whether to publish certain content, members of the news media answer this question on a daily basis.
But when courts attempt to define newsworthiness, the inquiry can be more complicated and could dictate the outcome of many high-stakes trials.
This March, a St. Petersburg, Florida court is set to consider the news value of a video clip featuring 62-year-old former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan having sex with Heather Cole Clem, the then-wife of Hogan’s friend and radio personality Bubba the Love Sponge Clem.