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AC no longer paying $4 upfronts for news stories

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by HappyHolidays, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. HappyHolidays

    HappyHolidays Newbie

    Oct 5, 2009
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    Well, this stinks. I was reading the AC forums and it looks like AC sent out a message to frequent news submitters, letting them know about the change -- no upfronts for news. (I submit news but I didn't get this memo).

    I'll still submit news-I didn't get the upfront most of the time anyway, plus you still make great PVs with timely news articles anyway.

    We have decided to remove the Upfront Payment option for non-
    assignment news. Too much of our resources were spent reviewing for-
    pay stories that either didn?t come close to meeting requirements or
    were merely stolen from other media companies.
    It?s our hope this will free us up to devote our time and energy to
    work that is more beneficial to Contributors, AC and our readers.
    As always, we will continue to issue for-pay news assignments that are
    available to the entire community."

    BTW, Red, the SAHMs are bickering about you in that thread! :):D
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  2. ViciouS

    ViciouS Junior Member

    Oct 31, 2009
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    thanks for the news. well isnt much of a problem for me. i hadn't really got into news and done the research on how to monetize on it but i'll focus on other things for now
  3. redtide1969

    redtide1969 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Feb 15, 2009
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    Thanks for the heads up HappyHolidays, I hadn't checked the forum today to see the goings on. ;) It sucks, but like you said, the PV's are where the real money is at with the news category anyway. The extra scrutiny on a person's account/s when submitting news for upfronts makes it a risky proposition anyway for BHW members running multiple accounts.

    "The fact that Redtide- a flagrant blackhatter who even promotes his AC link in the blackhatters' forum- hasn't had his ass canned at AC tells me a lot about how interested they are in cleaning up the crap on the site."

    ^^^ lol I think Angie has been hitting the bottle again if she thinks I would ever post my AC link here. ;)
  4. flugglehorn

    flugglehorn Newbie

    Oct 3, 2009
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    AC as an outlet for real writing is a joke. It's just a moneymaking scheme like all the other content sites. Acting like there's some kind of integrity to the site - whatever. It's all about fucking money.