Cash for Coverage: Bribery of Journalists Around the World

CIMA is pleased to release a new report, Cash for Coverage: Bribery of Journalists Around the World, by Bill Ristow, a journalist and international journalism trainer based in Seattle. The bribery of journalists is a serious problem for the profession worldwide. Some journalists, editors and media houses have accepted bribes and paid material disguised as news stories, and sometimes have been instigators, extorting money either for publishing favorable stories–or for not publishing damaging ones. This report examines the impact of bribery on the credibility of news media and offers recommendations to reduce the problem of cash for coverage.


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