Revenue Model

LA News Desk pays its contributors (staff and writers) as a percentage of our advertising revenue. Payments are calculated monthly using that month's revenue. Each contributor is payed when he/she accumulates ten dollars.

The advertising revenue is distributed as follows:

57%Writers (For each story, a writer gets 57% of that month's revenue, divided by the number of stories received that month.)
15%Publishers (mainly used for costs associated with LA News Desk)
12%Category Editors (There are 6. Each category editor gets 2% of the total revenue.)
6%Technology Director
4%Managing Editor