The Trireme -
Scottish Sun

A trireme

THE TRIREME Award is for the "worst terms since I was last chained to the oars", in the words of one freelance.

This month it's awarded to the News Corp UK-owned Scottish Sun (proprietor Rupert Murdoch: see page 3). The News Corp group has considerable internatioanl income, with real estate services and profits from publisher Harper Collins turning the previous year's operating loss into a profit last year. Despite this, the Scottish Sun seems to be feeling the pinch. One of its freelance photographers reports it's only able to find between £20 and £30 for a photo, with each additional photo in the series only earning £10, and with a cap of £100 on a series of photos, however many are used.