Filling in a spreadsheet

This is a brief question aimed at fellow journalists, less that two hundred words, but one of the biggest one I need an answer to at present.

What is an article worth to you? How much would I have to pay you for an exclusive  story, whether a long investigative piece, or an in-depth interview, or simply a comprehensive report on an undercovered (or not covered at all) story? How much for a review column, or a sporting analysis?

I know that’s kind of vague, but it’s intentional. I’m hoping for a broad range of options. In general, Iris not international, national not local, but then again, sometimes the local has national consequences.

I don’t expect anyone to answer publicly, but if anyone cares to drop me a line in confidence at I’d appreciate it.

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By Gerard Cunningham

Gerard Cunningham occupies his time working as a journalist, writer, sub-editor, blogger and podcaster, yet still finds himself underemployed.