Couric's salary is more than the annual budgets of two NPR programs

Columbia Journalism Review
"Few figures, I think, better capture the absurd financial structure of the network news," writes Michael Massing. He's stunned to learn that Katie Couric's salary is about $15 million a year, while the combined budgets for "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered" are about $11 million.

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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