chequebook journalism


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chequebook journalism

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(Journalism & Publishing) the practice of securing exclusive rights to material for newspaper stories by paying a high price for it, regardless of any moral implications such as paying people to boast of criminal or morally reprehensible activities
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It then goes on to discuss a number of relevant issues, including deception, spin, chequebook journalism, privacy and images, presenting actual contemporary cases for discussion.
At first, the American networks refused to buy it, saying it was chequebook journalism and a lightweight chat show host should not be conducting the most soughtafter interview in decades.
He used his contacts, rather than chequebook journalism, to get the inside track on the big bust-up between boss Sir Alex Ferguson and his star striker.
At the High Court in Glasgow yesterday, Sheridan - who is conducting his own defence - referred to chequebook journalism at the News of the World.
Yet just two weeks of chequebook journalism by the Daily Telegraph have created a greater national hunger for radical political change than such worthy reformers ever dared dream about.
Mr Horrocks made his comments at the Edinburgh Television Festival in a debate on chequebook journalism.
THE Government yesterday granted newspapers another chance to prove they can put their house in order and backed down on its threat to use legislation to crush chequebook journalism.
Skinner meanwhile is hosting a bidding war for the pics between Hello magazine and Warwickshire Life - eventually won by Hello, surprise, surprise - but then that's chequebook journalism for you
Both women said during a debate on chequebook journalism at the Edinburgh International Television Festival that they did it "to set the record straight".
However, in the real world of chequebook journalism, pounds 50k is nickels and dimes.
The two women - who have both profited from high- profile TV exclusives detailing their exploits - will take part in a panel discussion about chequebook journalism.