Details on Jill Abramson-Steve Brill Venture

By Chris O'Shea Comment

During an talk at the Journalism and Women Symposium’s annual Conference and Mentoring Project, Jill Abramson gave a few more details about her startup with Steve Brill. According to Poynter, the news venture will produce one feature a month, paying writers up to $100,000 to do so.

Abramson said the articles — described as “one perfect whale of a story” — will be longer than a typical magazine piece, but shorter than a book. The content will be available to readers via a subscription.

Abramson wouldn’t identify who is investing in the project, and admitted Brill and her didn’t have a name for it yet. But we’re sure that’s enough details to get writers who are looking for work thinking.

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