Cash for Coverage: Bribery of Journalists Around the World is the title of a new report from the Center for International Media Assistance:
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.
Cash for Coverage: Bribery of Journalists Around the World by Bill Ristow, a journalist and international journalism trainer based in Seattle, is available for download here, along with previous CIMA reports and videos of CIMA discussions and events.
Also on the CIMA website is a comprehensive bibliographic database of media assistance resources with information on more than 800 reports, articles, books, and manuals related to the media assistance field.