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Old 02-15-2012, 04:36 PM
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Been a while since I have posted anything. Just curious about other markets out there. Mine is doing well. Although had one station ask if I could cut my rate for V0's down to $45.00 bucks. Had some buddies in another market here quit the stringer biz because stations started buying less.

But my question to the b-rollers.

1. What city are you in and are stringers still working.
2. If your stringer (or work a station) what is the going rate where you are now?
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:46 PM
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sorry forgot to put that I currently charge $75.00 per video per station for a VO or VO/SOT. If one station wants the video exclusive I charge them $225.00 for it.

I average about 4 stories a week sold to all three stations. About two stories a week are also sold to Newspaper.
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I don't know our rates, but I cut a package entirely out of (horrible) stringer video today. I almost think it was shot with an iPad or something...

Anyways, stringers are alive and well in Los Angeles, and probably 15% of what you see on local news here is stringer video.

But for the most part, they're assigned to companies, that take a cut off the top.
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Houston still has a few stringers. I can probably count them on one hand though since practically each station has cut back. They charge @ $125 per story for the locals. They vary in quality from better than most staffers to absolutely horrible. They are great at listening to the scanners in the smaller areas.
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