cover journalism
 n.— «Here in India, in our jargon its called “cover journalism”—the type of journalism where you accept cash (or freebies) for stories. So, journalists could be slipped an envelope or “cover’ containing cash and he/she will take care of the rest. There are lots of journalists who are very accepting of this sort of thing.» —“‘Cover’ing A News Story” by Alaphia Zoyab Reporter’s diary (Chennai, India) May 24, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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