When Old Editors Talk to One Another

“How much do you think the Washingtonian is paying these days?”

“I think still $1 a word, maybe occasionally a little more. In the early ‘70s, it was ten cents a word. I remember because I once told Kitty Kelley, “Kitty, you’re never going to get more than ten cents a word.” Ten years later, after the Washington Star folded, I told Maureen Dowd, “Maureen, nobody is going to pay you more than $25,000 a year.”

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