Nine budget cuts slam shut 60 Minutes chequebook

Original article by Leo Shanahan
The Australian – Page: 19 : 1-Jun-20

Nine Entertainment Company is believed to have ceased the controversial practice of paid interviews, as part of broader budget cuts at its flagship ’60 Minutes’ current affairs program. Former ’60 Minutes’ reporter Ray Martin says he hated so-called "chequebook journalism" when he was at the ABC, but he came to accept that it was necessary after joining the Nine Network. Nine is also believed to have reduced the staff and travel budget of ’60 Minutes’.

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NINE ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX NEC, NINE NETWORK AUSTRALIA LIMITED, AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION

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