R. Reilly: “Don’t Write For Free”

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Sports columnist, Rick Reilly is doling out writing advice to Colorado’s J-school graduating class, and not everybody is taking it so well.

It’s a constant dilemma for writers new and old, having to negotiate exposure vs. payment or deciding whether an unpaid internship will eventually lead to some sort of monetary promise. But Reilly’s philosophy is that it shouldn’t be an issue—don’t write for free.


Sam Riley is the Editorial Assistant at the Rumpus. Also, a humor enthusiast and science supporter. She currently resides in San Francisco, CA. More from this author →