Freelancer Media Rates (Date Might Be Old but rates don't change super drastically from year to year it seems)
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Outlet$Kind of pieceEDITOR NOTESKILL FEE
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Bullett$30-50 blog post
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WNYC$25/hrper diem
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The Magazine (epub)$$800Features, essays from 750 to 2,500 words
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Noisey, Vice"Free"photos
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Quartz$2,0001000-word interactive feature, written and coded
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MSNBC.com$1,500online video feature (shoot and edit)
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Nautilus$1,200Banner/splash illustration
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New York Times$1,200video feature (shoot and edit)
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Al Jazeera America$1,0001,000 - 1,500 word web featureInternational reporting
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Capital Magazine$1,000Front Cover illustration
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City Limits$1,000Approx. 10,000 word five-part series
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Esquire$1,000digital feature
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GlobalPost$1,000video feature (shoot and edit)
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Medium$1,000Banner/splash illustration
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Voices of NY $800feature (1,900 words)
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Polygon $750Feature (3,000+ words)
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New York Times$700illustration w/ animation for web
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Boston Globe$600feature
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New York Daily News$600reported breaking news story (2 days)John Oswald
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TIME.COM$600reported news story (2010-2012 rate)
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Boston Globe$500per word
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Boston Magazine$500per word print
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Crains NY Business$500online/print
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Edible Boston$500feature
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International Business Times$500reported feature ($500 for "deeper reporting"/multimedia)
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NBCNewYork.com$500video feature (shoot and edit)
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New Yorker$500spot illustration (1/4 page)
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Splendid Table/American Public Media
$5003-5 min radio feature. $400 if unmixed, $500 mixed.$200
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Village Voice$500per word print
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Wall Street Journal$500per word print
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WNYC$5004-4.5 minute radio piece with web content
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WNYC$500Web Feature
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FiveThirtyEight$400Features story (800-2,000 words; amount based on "complexity of reporting")
Work-made-for-hire contract
$100
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Smithsonian$400web piece of any length
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Nautilus$350blog post
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NJ Spotlight$350Web piece of any length
Lee Keough (lee@njspotlight.com)
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Ruptly.tv$350video stringer day-rate
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Us Weekly$3508 hours helping out video team (shooting, carrying gear)
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Washington Post$350print
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Associated Press$300travel/lifestyle story (2011)
Questions/Issues? Ask me @glazerjessica
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Esquire$300web
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Slate$300web
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Slate Book Review$300Book review, flexible form, 1200+ wordsdan.kois@slate.com
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Voices of NY$300Video (3min)
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GlobalPost$250800 word feature
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Gotham Gazette$250News / Feature Article
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New York Daily News$250per 8-hour running shift (stringer)
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New York Post$250
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The Boston Globe$250750 words
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The New Republic$250web
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Vice$250print (1500 words)
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Vice (online)$250online (1000 words + pictures)
$75 (no contract guaranteeing kill fee ahead of time)
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Vulture/NY MAGAZINE$250VULTURE LIST
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$200full-page comic (Feministory)
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Flaunt Magazine$200one half and one full page photo, print
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Narratively$200multimedia feature
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New York Times$200Photo day rate
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NPR$200Blog post, light reporting, 800 words
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SPIN $200web feature
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The Atlantic$200online article, 1000-2000 words, w/ reporting
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Vice News$200web
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Village Voice$200video
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Voices of NY$200700-word feature article
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Alternative Press$150web feature
* If you've been a stringer, add that rate too.
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Black Balloon blog$150web
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Boston Globe$150shorter piece
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Bullett$150web feature
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Complex$150web
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Dazed$150web
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DNAinfo$150web, 500 words and a few photos
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Gawker$150day of blogging (6-8 posts)
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Narratively$150longform and photos
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New York Daily News$150400 word breaking news article (went viral, alas). Appeared online and in print.
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New York Metro$150cover story
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New York Times Op-Ed$150for standard op-ed
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Newsworks (WHYY)$150Web piece of any lengthAlan Tu (Atu@whyy.org)
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Vice$150web
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Village Voice$150web
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Vogue$150Spot illustration
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Metro$125print
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Boston Magazine$100web
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DNAinfo$100day rate for open house reviews (2012)
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Gawker$100freelance post
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LA Times Opinion$100web
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Mediaite$100blog post
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Mint / WSJ.com$100photo essay in print and online
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TheAtlantic.com$100800 word reported feature
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Voices of NY$100News Article w/ Photo
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Washington Post$100web
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Narratively$75photos
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NBCNewYork.com$75photo gallery
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New York Times$75web blog text
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Tablet Magazine$75blog post for the Scroll, light reporting
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BDC Wire (Boston.com)$50blog post
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Mott Haven Herald$50weekly police blotter
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MTV.com$50blog post
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New York Daily News$50
photo to accompany breaking news article (they are willing to negotiate for in demand photos. I was later paid $400 so NYDN could have exclusive rights for the day.)
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New York Times$50photo with web story
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Nypress.com$50Print and online (800-1000 words)
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