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What to charge per word/hour

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by swingline, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. daytonadan1983

    daytonadan1983 Active Member

    Meanwhile, some newspapers are paying $50 or less for a high school football game...
  2. Hermes

    Hermes Well-Known Member

    In my final days as a sports editor, I was told I could offer stringers $35 to cover a high school football game. While I probably would've gotten some takers even for that pittance, I was too embarrassed to even offer that to someone who would give up a Friday night.
  3. Flip Wilson

    Flip Wilson Well-Known Member

    The big-city daily about 90 miles from where I live pays $50 for high school football games. At least it did until I quit covering games for it a few years ago. That's not enough money to cover a game where I have to keep my own stats and send in scoring updates every quarter.
  4. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    And then you discovered the world of university magazines. Next up, airline magazines. Maybe you can ADD a bathroom to the house. :)
    Flip Wilson likes this.
  5. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    At 7:22 a.m. this morning, I received this:

    *Hello swingline:

    I received your contract back late yesterday so your payment is being processed today.*

    The check (cheque) is in the mail! Maybe. I'll spend it when I see it.
    Flip Wilson likes this.
  6. daytonadan1983

    daytonadan1983 Active Member

    And upload post-game video...
    Flip Wilson likes this.
  7. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    I finally got my money. With mileage, a shade more than $1,000. Hallelujah, bills will be paid.
    BitterYoungMatador2 likes this.
  8. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I use a service that transcribes audio and video files of public meetings, and they charge 85 cents per minute of audio/video.
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