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A freelancer's question

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by NYGUY, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. NYGUY

    NYGUY Guest

    I wrote a story for a small-market paper that ran today. The small-market paper is owned by a big-market paper in the same city. After Google Newsing my name for a story I wrote, I found that the big market paper picked up my story.

    Can I say that I wrote for the big market paper or should I say I wrote for small market paper/big market paper and explain what happened in subsequent interviews?

    Thanking you kindly for your assistance in this matter,

  3. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    If you got a byline, you can say your byline has appeared in the big paper. If not, you can say your work has appeared in (whatever). You have a clip to back it up?
  4. leo1

    leo1 Active Member

    just frame it accurately. you didn't write for Big Times, but your work has appeared in Big Times.
  5. EE94

    EE94 Guest

    Bingo. Since when did honesty become something to be ashamed of?
  6. When you got the assignment, did the small-time paper tell you that you were filing for both papers? If not, you legitimately should ask the big-time paper for payment. Or at the least, ask if you can free-lance for them in the future. It's likely that the big-time paper pays better. (Gee, you don't think the big-time paper picked up the story to avoid paying a stringer fee? Nah.)
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