Jill Abramson’s Start-up Will Pay $100K Per Story

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07:  Executive Editor of The New York Times Jill Abramson attends the WIRED Business Conference: Think Bigger at Museum of Jewish Heritage on May 7, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for WIRED)
Photo: Brad Barket/2013 Getty Images

Two weeks ago, fired New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson revealed that she and entrepreneur Steve Brill are planning to launch a start-up that will only publish “one big story a year.” She shared a few more confounding details this weekend, according to Poynter. Journalists will be paid about $100,000 to write stories longer than magazine articles but shorter than books. Subscribers will then receive “one perfect whale of a story” each month. If you have an idea that can only be expressed as a novella-length article, Abramson wants to hear from you.