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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Network News Priorities

Sept. 24th, 2010

The Daily Kos reminded us today of an article from  one year ago in the Columbia Journalism Review.

"Katie Couric’s annual salary is more than the entire annual budgets of NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered combined. Couric’s salary comes to an estimated $15 million a year; NPR spends $6 million a year on its morning show and $5 million on its afternoon one. NPR has seventeen foreign bureaus (which costs it another $9.4 million a year); CBS has twelve. Few figures, I think, better capture the absurd financial structure of the network news."

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