thewrap_logo.jpgSharon Waxman‘s TheWrap launched yesterday hoping to be the Politico of entertainment news. So naturally, all we wanted to know is if they pay writers.

Sharon left in our comments:

Part of our mission is to provide a home for quality journalism, and that means being willing to pay for it. Great reporting can’t be done for free. Consider that an invitation to all talent out there.

Noted.

‘Interim COO’ Kevin Davis also responded to us via email:

KD: I had Sharon respond directly to your post on the site. Yes, we pay for good reporting!
Please let me know if there is anything else we can do for you.

FBLA: How about mediocre reporting?

Is it staff positions (like Politico) or freelance assignments?

Thanks for getting back to me so quickly!

KD: Quality is always going to be in the eye of the beholder…
We have staff reporters AND freelancers.