Friday, May 12, 2006

Excellent advice from a cheapskate

MediaBistro recently reported this nice little nugget from publisher emeritus (??) of The Nation Victor Navatsky:

Navasky also urged publishers to "overpay your writers" despite the inherent contradiction of that advice coming from a magazine "notorious for underpaying" theirs.

I'm all for anyone saying writers should be paid more, though the idea that getting more than the stinking $1 a word we've been getting since 1985 is somehow "overpaying" us is almost as infuriating as his admission that he paid Calvin Trillin "in the high two-figures" for his column.


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