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 Indeed.com: 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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