I don't, actually. If Ars and all the rest of them are paying what, say, Gizmodo is paying, Amy Tietel is making $5 per 1,000 pageviews.. So how many pageviews does this article get?
Hard to say... but Vice brags 16m pageviews per day. Its total payout is $16,000 per day. That includes three Youtube channels that need content created. motherboard.vice.com advertised 16 articles yesterday and it's just one subdomain.
So how much did Amy Shira Tietel get paid to plagiarize? Dunno, but I'll bet it was substantially less than Dwayne Day gets paid by Smithsonian Magazine.
This be another reason I bought into NSFWCorp... which I might not have done if I hadn't already read Trust Me I'm Lying. We really have dismantled our journalism in favor of sweatshop labor - this article didn't have the disclaimer
Major Brian Shul is the author of Sled Driver, a fascinating account of his experiences as a pilot of the SR-71 Blackbird. The book has been out of print for two years now, but now you can buy one of the 3,500 limited edition copies—signed by Shul and other SR-71 legends—here. There are only a few left, so hurry up.
Excerpts via vfp62.com, a site dedicated to the officers and enlisted men who served with VFP-62, Light Photographic Squadron 62, Home Base Cecil Field (NZC), FLA. It's full of great anecdotes and images.
...until I busted them. And that was on a popular book that had been spammed about in email for fifteen years at that point. It's easier to just dump a whole bunch of shit into the drink and then if you get caught, pull the article and say nothing.
I'll bet Amy got less than $10 for that article.
We could ask @theadvancedapes.@ Huffingtonpost pays "nothing" or "almost nothing." I might be tempted to rip off wikipedia too.