This is not good for journalism, and it's not good for a public which depends on experienced journalists to keep it and its decisions informed. Non-journalists may think that some of these numbers represent a lot of money for what sometimes seems from outside like little work.
If that happens, no-one with experience will be able to afford to stay in journalism. The evidence is that it is happening: many publications are paying freelance journalists less than they did five years ago.
M; About Careers; Freelance Writing. Finances and Money Management Tips for the Freelance Writer; Freelance Writing Rates.
The Union produces a briefing sheet specifically for photographer members to explain to potential clients why they have to charge what they do and why it's worth engaging a proper photographer with proper (and expensive) equipment. Our freelance writing jobs cover a broad range of subject disciplines. Every freelance writer is matched to a specific specialty to ensure quality products.