Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Black and White and Dead All Over
There is an interesting and funny list of factoids posted on the state of American journalism over at Mother Jones.
I loved this one:
"Last year, as The New York Times stock fell 58%, CEO Janet Robinson's compensation went up $1.4 million, to $5.6 million."
That's a day-rate of $15,385. Their day-rate for freelance photojournalists is $250. If I were on the Board of Directors or a major stock-holder, I think I would be pressuring for cuts at corporate headquarters before making cuts in the newsroom.