Is chequebook journalism resurfacing? Check out CBC Ombudsman Kirk LaPointe’s blog, themediamanager.com, which highlights two recent cases in the States. In one case, ABC paid a woman who received texts from congressman Anthony Weiner, and in another payments were made to a woman who had been held captive for 18 years in California. Both The New York Times and Poynter weighed in on the issue.


Is chequebook journalism resurfacing? Check out CBC Ombudsman Kirk LaPointe’s blog, themediamanager.com, which highlights two recent cases in the States. In one case, ABC paid a woman who received texts from congressman Anthony Weiner, and in another payments were made to a woman who had been held captive for 18 years in California. Both The New York Times and Poynter weighed in on the issue.

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