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The practice of accepting large sums of money for speaking to business or special interest groups, especially when viewed as compromising the objectivity of journalists.

[Blend of buck and muckraking, gerund of muckrake.]

buck′rak′er n.
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Like its New York counterpart, Gotham, Binn's new title is a buckraker, not a muckraker.
By making journalists more vulnerable to public scrutiny, universal disclosure would not only tend to deter conflicts-of-interest; it would also deter the more insidious effects of the buckraker culture.
Suitably, the best term for this practice--"buckraking"--was coined by The New Republic, where several buckrakers mold their office hours around their camera calls and speaking engagements.
GOP buckrakers the majority of the outside cash is largely generated by a backlash against Obama and his policies.
"When people are distracted, government has a way of producing unpleasant surprises." As far as I can see, the only good that has come from this growing indifference is that the buckrakers, the Washington journalists who peddle their punditry on the lecture circuit, are seeing their speaking fees shrink.
the buckrakers. NBC News now bans staffers from accepting speaker fees from corporations and trade associations that lobby government or take public positions on issues.
Some of the buckrakers emphasize their God-given right to charge what the traffic will bear, regardless of the fallout.
Fallows also comes down hard on what he calls "the gravy train." Some nationally known journalists - known as "buckrakers" - make more per speech than an average family makes in a year.