Topic archives: chequebook journalism

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

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 ...

A lot of moolah for a mogul melee … will it pay off for News Corp?

A lot of moolah for a mogul melee … will it pay off for News Corp?

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?

Schapelle Corby’s $3m payday — or will she be smart and shut up?

Schapelle Corby’s $3m payday — or will she be smart and shut up?

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.

‘Bali boy’ in grubby TV rights deal: are Nine’s cameras ready to roll?

‘Bali boy’ in grubby TV rights deal: are Nine’s cameras ready to roll?

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.

Bullying: protecting kids is all cheques and no balances

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.

<em>Gawker</em>: We’ll pay $100k for an Apple Tablet

Gawker: We’ll pay $100k for an Apple Tablet

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.

In defence of chequebook journalism

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.

How much did Gawker pay for its Balloon Boy exclusive?

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?

Gawker bring back chequebook journalism

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.

The Hewitts’ $100K baby bonus

July 1, 2008

Lleyton Hewitt is out of Wimbledon ... but a little baby bonus should keep him cheered up. Glenn Dyer reports.

Comments, corrections, clarifications, and c*ckups

March 20, 2008

The idealistic and angry Brendan Nelson ... chequebook journalism and bad news ... the US election ... Tibet ... Patel ...

Comments, corrections, clarifications, and c*ckups

March 19, 2008 1

Rudd and China ... Guy Rundle in the US ... market predators ... chequebook journalism ... organ donation ...

New lows in chequebook journalism — a Crikey list

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.