Chequebook journalism

Is chequebook journalism resurfacing? Check out CBC Ombudsman Kirk LaPointe’s blog,, which highlights two recent cases in the States. In one case, ABC paid a woman who received texts from congressman Anthony Weiner, and in another payments were made to a woman who had been held captive for 18 years in California. Both The New York Times and Poynter weighed in on the issue.

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