MediaWise is against all forms of chequebook journalism. If information is genuinely in the public interest, it should have no price tag.
We are asked for our views on chequebook journalism more than any other topic.
- The public interest should have no price tag
MediaWise editorial on the controversy of the sailors captured by Iran selling their stories, April 2007.
- When the tabs come to town…
By Finlo Rohrer, BBC News Magazine, with quotes from MediaWise, April 2007.
- The Ronnie Biggs Affair
Two views on The Sun‘s payments to Ronnie Biggs, May 2001.
- What’s the cost of selling your story to the newspapers
Advice from MediaWise.
- Chequebook Journalism
MediaWise briefing paper, originally prepared for a House of Lords debate on a procedural motion by Lord Dixon-Smith, April 1996.