Journalism

Feb 17, 2017

What is the price of ripping off other journos’ work? Yahoo7 learns: $300k

A $300,000 fine is substantially more than the cost of employing a court reporter. Just saying.

Charlie Lewis — Journalist

Charlie Lewis

Journalist

Krystal Johnson

Krystal Johnson at a previous court appearance

Yahoo7 has been hit with a $300,000 fine for its "intolerable" contempt of court, following the publication of prejudicial information that had not been presented to the jury during a murder trial last year. Krystal Johnson, the young journalist at the centre of the storm, was offered a good behaviour bond (with no record of a conviction), which she was not present to accept.

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