Monday, October 09, 2006

Bloggers earning more than journalists

[Keyword: , , , ]. What's the betting this quickly becomes the most-blogged item of the week?

"Robin Hamman has spotted some interesting data from US job site bloggers are commanding higher salaries than journalists.

"The finding is based on data from 226 advertised jobs for experienced bloggers, from a very diverse range of companies, including US National Public Radio.

"The advertised salary for “bloggers” was $39,000 while “reporters” were offered an average of $36,000 and jobs for “journalists” commanded just $27,000."

Given that columnists have traditionally earned higher salaries than journalists, and bloggers are the new columnists, is this really that surprising?

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