March 3, 2015 1
Budgie smugglers as far as the eye can see ... reporters pay for footage ... big gas paying to take attention from activists ...
May 6, 2014 9
What you do when you don't own the photos to the mogul punch-up of the decade. And what you do when you do. Will News Corp's expensive scoop pay off?
February 6, 2014 17
Schapelle Corby could net the biggest payout in Australian TV tell-all history once she's released from her Bali prison. But the convicted drug smuggler also has good reason not to say anything.
November 9, 2011 36
Has the Nine Network opened its chequebook for the family of the now infamous "Bali boy"? The agent and the network aren't talking, but network rivals insist it's been done.
March 24, 2011 2
What protection is there for children when their parents succumb to the temptations of chequebook journalism? At present, the answer would seem to be very little.
January 14, 2010
Media gossip site Gawker is sick of the endless speculation and rumours about Apple's Jesus Reader, and is offering $100,000 for a chance to play with one for an hour.
January 12, 2010
Paying off people for information and interviews is traditionally looked down upon in the media -- but why shouldn't we reward people for sticking their necks out and providing a scoop? asks journalism professor Edward Wasserman.
October 19, 2009
Media gossip site and unapologetic fans of chequebook journalism Gawker beat the mainstream media to the weekend's big scoop with its exclusive "I Helped Richard Heene Plan a Balloon Hoax" -- but how much did they pay for the privilege?
July 13, 2009
Gawker Media -- the stable housing Defamer, Lifehacker, Gizmodo et al -- will once again offer payment to tipsters based on the amount of pageviews generated by posts based on their tips.
July 1, 2008
Lleyton Hewitt is out of Wimbledon ... but a little baby bonus should keep him cheered up. Glenn Dyer reports.
March 20, 2008
The idealistic and angry Brendan Nelson ... chequebook journalism and bad news ... the US election ... Tibet ... Patel ...
March 19, 2008 1
Rudd and China ... Guy Rundle in the US ... market predators ... chequebook journalism ... organ donation ...
March 18, 2008 1
Well done Wayne Carey in conjunction with New Idea, and with grid girlfriend in tow, for marking a new low in cheque book journalism.