Why a CUNY grad student is collecting data on journalism salaries

Julia Haslanger, a graduate student in CUNY’s social journalism program, wants to know how much money you make. Haslanger is collecting salary information through Journo Salary Sharer, which asks journalists to anonymously share their salary as well as contextualizing information such as years of experience and location. Since the survey opened Friday morning, Haslanger has received 1,700 responses, enough to draw conclusions on reporter salaries in large metro areas, she says. She’s hoping to get more information on different roles and smaller markets: “I just wanted to start with [getting] some numbers out and available to people so they can make decisions, make sure they’re getting paid fairly, and know how to negotiate.”