April 1, 2007

Bensky's Law

Larry Bensky's law applies to journalists:

The more they pay, the less you say.

"If you look at Katie Couric and the network anchors pulling down seven figures, even eight figures, that axiom would seem in general, with some exceptions, to be true.

And the flip-side, people in public radio, under paid as they are, often volunteers getting paid zero, they not only often have a lot more to say than the big ticket anchors, but more importantly, they allow and enable those who have a lot to say to get to the microphone, and that's just crucial."

Observations of Norman Soloman interviewed April 1, 2007 on Media Matters on WILL Radio from the Campus of the University of Illinois, in Urbana.


Humour and last laugh said...

interesting blog.

GDAEman said...

Thanks. I'll have to come visit your site some time when I'm not running late for work.