Comment 54687

By wentworthst (anonymous) | Posted January 06, 2011 at 01:40:38

@Undustrial wrote: I would really like to see independent journalists get paid for their (our) time...

It's worked online for a while, just not so much for those writers and markets held hostage by print-ad corps. You sign limited releases; shared rights & residuals. As someone who gets (small) residual cheques for work in the 90's, this is what works.

- Drop the costly print-addiction; "the medium" is just the marketing method.
- Retain a share of the syndication possibilities,
- Retain space or % of advertising within a host publication
- Retain ownership in the writing for the long run.

That being said, I think there must also be an ongoing payment to support columnists. And if they are working in more than one venue, this can add up too.

Put enough writers together that each bring an audience and you have... well, The Huffington Post is what you have.

Comment edited by wentworthst on 2011-01-06 01:41:20

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