The practice of paying a large amount of money to acquire the exclusive right to publish a person’s story in a newspaper: the shows mix gratuitous titillation and chequebook journalism
More example sentences
- The subject was chequebook journalism and whether broadcasters should pay good money for the stories of those who find themselves at the heart of the whirlwind of instant fame.
- The NUJ wants the council's code of conduct to include greater protection for editors from commercial pressure by newspaper owners and a ban on chequebook journalism.
- It was an era before distrust, cynicism, agents, and chequebook journalism permanently soured the relationship between footballers and hacks.
Definition of chequebook journalism in:
- The US English dictionary