It appears that the New York Observer has a long tradition of failing to pay not only Gawker editors who freelance for them, but pretty much everyone else, as a tipster reports:
Fuckers owe me $250 since August. I've written them about a dozen times asking for my money. We're working on it, they always say. Then my editor there says, I'm so sorry. I can't wait until they send me a 1099, so I get to pay taxes on income I never received.So. Who else hasn't learned that not paying freelancers doesn't pay? Do let us know. Your anonymity is, as ever, assured.
Seriously, the New York Post pays faster than they do, and that's saying a lot.
Earlier: Hall of Shame: Non-Paying Pubs