$50 to $70 a page? Most magazines and newspapers pay by the article and per photo used. Feature stories, 800 to 1,500 words plus a couple top-quality photos, in a national publication, usually brings anywhere from $600 to $1,200 for the article/photo package. If you are lucky enough to get a cover photo, you could pick up another $1,200 to $1,500 from the top publications.
Newspapers pay far less, but if you pick up a regular column you could earn $500 a week for a single, weekly article of 800 to 1,200 words, plus a couple photos.
Some regional magazines will pay about the same as newspapers, but local magazines, those that cover a single state usually pay about half that.