Saturday, July 29, 2006

For Baseball Writers, the baseball awards voting IS THEIR PAY

Wage Survey: Low Starting Pay And Small Raises For Journos

By Mark Fitzgerald

Published: July 26, 2006 2:10 PM ET
CHICAGO On average, cub reporters at daily newspapers make less than $30,000 their first year, according to the most comprehensive industry report on salaries and compensation.

The 2006 Newspaper Industry Compensation Survey found that the average entry-level salary last year for the 521 dailies participating in the study is up 17.3% from 2001, but is still a humble $29,048, or 558.62 a week.

They'd be better off moving to the classified department, where the average salary for an inside sales rep last year was $36,077.

Sports editors were paid an average salary of $52,632 last year, up about 15.5% from five years ago.

Newsroom raises are slowing down, the report suggests. While the base pay of beginning reporters increased by double digits since 2001, the raise between 2004 and 2005 was just 2.1%, well under the inflation rate of 3.4% last year."
  • These guys are paid a very low wage, they simmer in anger and rage for years waiting for their revenge....VOTING ON BASEBALL AWARDS BECOMES THEIR PAY (Tim Kurkjian and others have said as much).


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