Licensing Fees Strike Again

ABC pays $10K or more for use of Weiner photos

If a story is juicy enough, the TV news outlets will open their checkbooks. The most recent example: the revelation that ABC paid between $10,000 and $15,000 in licensing fees for the use of photos in its on-air reporting on the Anthony Weiner scandal. The money went to Meagan Broussard (one of the women Rep. Weiner had been corresponding with) for exclusive use of some of the photos at the heart of the scandal.