checkbook journalism

noun

Definition of checkbook journalism

: the practice of paying someone for a news story and especially for granting an interview

Examples of checkbook journalism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The one defense for checkbook journalism is that it’s being done in the public interest. Bryan Lowry, kansascity, 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of checkbook journalism

1963, in the meaning defined above

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“Checkbook journalism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/checkbook%20journalism. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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