Posts Tagged ‘Am I worth half as much as andrew sullivan’

The first week of my fundraiser ends with this argument as to why I’m worth at least half as much as Andrew Sullivan. Georgia 4th district coverage.

Take a look at the full list of Ga-4 posts and the information within. Take a good look at what a weeks worth of full time reporting can bring out. Imagine this repeated in other news and election each time with improving with experience. That is what you are buying when you kick in to DaTipJar.

Only you can set the relative value

Not even a small argument today, just another thanks for those who hit DaTipJar keeping the percentages moving even if they are moving every so slightly.

It isn’t over till it’s actually over and it will take more than a slow start to end the game.

I’m going to give everyone the weekend off for long reasons why you should kick into the Am I worth half as much as Andrew Sullivan fundraiser and just give a quick one instead along with a thank you to those who have kicked in so far.

You should kick in because George Soros sure won’t, particularly after my posts on Israel this week. So If Soros isn’t going to do it I’ll have to rely on you to hit DaTipJar.

As you can see the relative Sullivan number has gone up due to contributions yesterday by a fellow in the press (thank you very much). This highlights a reason why if you are a reporter or a news organization you should considering kicking into the Am I worth have a much as Andrew Sullivan fund.

I’m a source.

If you are a reporter of a local, national or even an international news service you know that you can’t get everywhere or be everywhere. There are times when you have to have a source on the ground.

When you link to and build relationships with a blog or a blogger you have an additional source for first hand information. From Watertown, to Washington, from Danvers to DoraVille I have been present for first hand events.

Kicking in that $50 to help preserve a potential source would seem like a cheap investment to me. If you agree I’d ask you and others in your organization to hit DaTipJar and keep that potential source available.

It’s a lot cheaper than a bureau isn’t it?

Update: Today’s events in Fitchburg are a perfect example of what I’m talking about. Wouldn’t it be easier to kick in to keep me full time and just give a call for some stringer work rather than having to send a full time person out here to sit and wait for hours?

Plus Who can argue with such blogger luminaries as Little Miss Attila and Cynthia Yockey? That’s what I call references!