I work for several agencies, and they all pay different per diem rates, page rates and copy rates. I understand that of course each job will be different based on the type of job, realtime or not, etc. But is there an average split between the agencies and the reporters? Is the average like a 50/50 split? Is it whatever the agency feels is fair? Do most reporters have a contract with each agency for each job? How do you reporters know what you are receiving from the agency after-the-fact is fair?
Just curious how most reporters handle this and whether there is any consensus on what a "fair" split would be.