Study Hall

THE DIGESTOur weekly report on the media industry, for anyone who spends too much time on Twitter.

Source: http://studyhall.xyz/

Who Pays Writers?

An anonymous, crowdsourced list of which publications pay freelance writers, and how much.

Source: http://whopayswriters.com/

I am a freelance journalist. Do I need to buy liability insurance? - Columbia Journalism Review

Reporter Yashar Ali in August found himself in a difficult situation for any journalist, let alone a freelancer. He was hit by a lawsuit from Fox News host Eric Bolling seeking a whopping $50 million in damages. The suit followed a story by Ali in the HuffPost that alleged the television personality had texted unsolicited 

Source: https://www.cjr.org/business_of_news/journalist-liability-insurance-freelance.php

Freelancers are precarious. When should they push back? - Columbia Journalism Review

THE WASHINGTON POST killed my story over a retweeted criticism. They told me I couldn’t pitch them for six months. Then they told me I might have an agenda against the paper. Then they went silent. Seven weeks later, when they learned I was writing about the incident for CJR, they told me they were terribly. 

Source: https://www.cjr.org/analysis/washington-post-twitter-apology.php

Dana Smith on Twitter: "Welp, here we go. With an entire year freelancing full-time under my belt, where writing was my only source of income, I'm pleased to present my "Best of 2018" list with rates, thanks to the inspiration of so many @studyhallxyz members"

“Welp, here we go. With an entire year freelancing full-time under my belt, where writing was my only source of income, I'm pleased to present my "Best of 2018" list with rates, thanks to the inspiration of so many @studyhallxyz members”

Source: https://twitter.com/SmithDanaG/status/1072963163195199488