With a Speakers Bureau, New Orleans’ The Lens Has Turned Reporters’ Talks Into New Revenue

If  you’re good at something, the saying goes, never do it for free.

It’s advice that The Lens has taken to heart. In 2014, The New Orleans-based local news site launched The Lens Speakers Bureau, a program created to formalize and monetize the process of getting Lens reporters to speak at local events. In exchange for a small amount of cash — usually $150 — professional, community, academic, and civic organizations can request Lens reporters to speak on some of the site’s core topics — politics, land use, schools, criminal justice, city government, and the environment.

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