Gawker, the Future Face of Backpacking Financing?

Susan Mernit points to an I Want Media interview with Lockhart Steele, managing editor of Nick Denton’s Gawker Media.

In it, Steele states that Gawker pays its bloggers $2500.00 USD/mth, with potential for additional upside based on traffic, for a minimum 12 posts a day.

Very interesting. While that’s not a trivial number of posts to commit to producing, it’s not exactly insurmountable either. And, it’s a heck of a lot more than… others… have offered moi in the past.

While the Dollar isn’t what it was a few years ago, and unlimited broadband connectivity at ~0.02% of an annualized Gawker salary is a state-side privilege, I have no doubt that an enterprising, hosteling and bandwidth thrifty highschool or college graduate could fairly comfortably finance a fair bit of globetrotting with relative ease.


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