Brill Tells More About Startup With Abramson

Steven Brill, the journalist and media entrepreneur, shared more details about the long-form journalism startup he’s building with former New York Times executive Jill Abramson. The crux of the previously reported project is that the two will oversee an operation that will churn out one lengthy story per month. Contributing writers will be paid on average about $100,000 for a piece that is longer than a magazine story but shorter than a book. Brill says the project will operate on a subscription basis and that contributing writers can also get a percentage of the subscription revenue generated by their pieces.

Jill Abramson, Steve Brill To Team On Startup

Jill Abramson, former editor of The New York Times, says she is planning a startup with journalism entrepreneur Steven Brill. Abramson has worked with Brill before: Brill hired her as one of the first reporters for his newspaper The American Lawyer in the 1970s.

Jill Abramson To Exit The New York Times


Abramson Fears Reporting Being Criminalized

Jill Abramson, executive editor of The New York Times, appeared with The Washington Post‘s Bob Woodward and The Daily Beast’s Daniel Klaidman on CBS’s Face The Nation. Abramson on the DOJ’s leaks investigations: “In all of these cases I think the important thing is there’s supposed to be a balance between the needs to prosecute leakers and a free press. And it appears that in the pursuit of these cases … that balance doesn’t seem to have been applied inside the department.”