Freedom of the press doesn’t exactly give writers the ability to publish whatever they want. Freedom of the Press means that journalists have the right to publish truthful and trusted articles. Several laws are in place, like the Communications Decency Act of 1996 and the Sunshine Act, to ensure ethical. Privacy, slander, and libel are all issues that fall under decency laws.
Filak discusses the dilemma in being able to publish an article and whether you should or not.