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Checkbook Journalism

NBC News Facing Ethical Questions

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 03.06.2014 | Media

NBC News is facing ethical questions over revelations that it agreed to pay licensing fees to Reeva Steenkamp's family, which is giving the network a ...

NBC News Under Fire Again

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 11.05.2013 | Media

NBC News is stirring controversy again after a new report about the network's willingness to pay for interviews. The Washington Post reported that ...

Walters Rejects George Zimmerman's Interview Demands

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 07.20.2012 | Media

Barbara Walters revealed on Thursday that she had rejected demands made by Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman in exchange for an interview. T...

NBC News' Exclusive With Houston's Hairstylist Comes At A Price

Posted 03.13.2012 | Media

The battle over checkbook journalism at the major networks continues, after NBC News reportedly licensed photos from Whitney Houston's hairstylist. ...

ABC Will Cover Casey Anthony Without Its Checkbook

Shelley Ross | Posted 10.03.2011 | Media
Shelley Ross

The high cost of paying for interviews has nothing to do with the amount of the check. One can only hope that CBS and NBC follow ABC News as they begin to show the world you can put the toothpaste back in the tube.

ABC Ends Its Checkbook Journalism

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 09.25.2011 | Media

ABC is ending its controversial practice of paying subjects so-called "licensing fees" for photos and videos in exchange for exclusive interviews. ...

A Growing Journalism Practice Draws Controversy

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.13.2011 | Media

ABC's Chris Cuomo admitted in an interview on CNN that his network paid one of the women in the Anthony Weiner scandal for photos, and he defended the...