Eggers: "It's impossible" that Gourmet wasn't profitable

SF Weekly
"It's impossible that you have a million subscribers paying 50 bucks a year and it can't work," Dave Eggers told a Berkeley journalism school audience. He and his Panorama newspaper associates also said:
* Panorama writers typically made between $500 and $1,000 for their stories.
* Stephen King, who wrote an entire eight-page section on the 2009 World Series, didn't get over $1,000 for it.
* Panorama's managing editor hopes daily newspapers and start-ups will "pillage" Panorama for ideas.
* Eggers wishes the Bay Area News Project had a print edition. || Earlier stories about Panorama.

  • 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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