ABC News appears to have violated its own rules when it paid for Darren Wilson’s interview, Gotnews.com has learned.
In an interview with the Plain Dealer, Jeffrey W. Schneider, ABC News’ senior vice president for communications, said that the network doesn’t pay for interviews.
But ABC, like the other networks, says it won’t pay for exclusive interviews, known as checkbook journalism. Jeffrey W. Schneider, ABC News’ senior vice president for communications, confirmed the network’s policy of not compensating for interviews. (Mark Dawidziak, “Network reporters race to reach Cleveland, story,” Plain Dealer, May 8, 2013).
This post will be amended if and when Schneider clarifies.
Former Clinton operative George Stephanopoulos will do the interview.