What Do Education Journalists Make?

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Politico New York is reporting that The Seventy Four, Campbell Brown’s new education news and advocacy site, is paying editors and reporters from $90-200,000 per year, based on tax filings it obtained.

I don’t know what fulltime education journalism staff positions pay these days, but that seems like a lot of money.

It’s also reminder that one could also look up salaries for other nonprofit education sites — Hechinger, Chalkbeat, EdWeek, perhaps even NPR — by scouring tax filings. 

Or perhaps someone somewhere has put together a list of what education news outlets pay – or what top education journalists are making.

Alexander Russo

Alexander Russo is a freelance education writer who has created several long-running blogs such as the national news site This Week In Education, District 299 (about Chicago schools), and LA School Report. He can be reached on Twitter at @alexanderrusso, on Facebook, or directly at alexanderrusso@gmail.com.