By our rudimentary calculations, new Page 2 columnist Jemele Hill, who made her debut on the site today, will write roughly 92 columns for the site during her two-year deal. (We assumed two a week, with at least six weeks off for vacations and holidays; we're probably being too generous.) As reported by The Big Lead, she will make $400,000 during her stint, which, as we punch up the numbers, comes out to $4,347.83 a column. If her first column, which runs 1,422 words, is any indication — and it's probably a little longer than they'll usually be — that's gonna come down to about three bucks a word. See, math is fun!
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