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May 24, 2018

Who is offering cash to be a News Corp source?

Paying for sources is usually frowned upon in Australian journalism. So who is behind the mystery post by a "News Limited" journalist?

Emily Watkins — Media reporter

Emily Watkins

Media reporter

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Someone claiming to be a "News Limited" journalist is fishing for a case-study on a crowd sourcing website, and they're even paying for it.

A post on Source Bottle -- a website that lets journalists and writers call-out for sources -- was tweeted out by the site's account on Tuesday. It asked for anyone who'd been sacked by Newcastle Permanent Building Society. That in itself wasn't particularly unusual -- posts apparently from Nine's 60 Minutes and Fairfax Media are also currently calling out for sources related to Newcastle Permanent.

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