Clearance: Here’s a hint to editors who want to re-run an article in their magazine that was written by a well-known writer who works for a well-known daily newspaper: Get the permission in writing. The folks at RealPhilly Magazine probably wish they had.
“We identified Johnny in the subhead,” he said, explaining that someone at the Times’ reprint department had told him that would suffice as credit. He said the arrangement was handled informally, initially through the office of then-executive editor Howell Raines. Beitchman said he expected to be charged a nominal fee for running the story. “If we get a bill, we’ll pay it,” he said yesterday.