Surviving the Gig Economy

Aug 31, 2014 at 12:00am

Back in May a mud-flinging spat between the popular media companies Gawker and Vice flared up online. Vice, as Gawker contended, woefully underpays its staff. That probably shouldn’t have come as news to anyone who has an eye on the current media landscape, since everyone underpays everyone, but having contributed recently as a freelancer to both sites, I thought it might be illustrative to chime in with the pay rates I was offered by each, and, for that matter, the 20 other odd publications and sites I’ve written for in the past year or so.

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