Definition of chequebook journalism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


chequebook journalism

BrE BrE//ˌtʃekbʊk ˈdʒɜːnəlɪzəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌtʃekbʊk ˈdʒɜːrnəlɪzəm//
[uncountable] (British English, disapproving) Journalism
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the practice of journalists paying people large amounts of money to give them personal or private information for a newspaper story See related entries: Journalism