In March, this blog reported on the collection difficulties of Bill Petros, a freelance photographer for the Current Newspapers. The small chain of papers — including the Northwest Current, the Georgetown Current, the Dupont Current and the Foggy Bottom Current — had stiffed him for about $7,000 of work performed in the latter half of 2013, Petros told us. Earlier this year he stopped snapping photos for the newspapers on account of the nonpayment.
Now comes an update via WJLA-TV: Following the Erik Wemple Blog’s story, Petros got a check, though he told WJLA reporter Kris Van Cleave that he’s still owed $5,800. Current Publisher and Editor Davis Kennedy told Van Cleave on Friday that he’d sent a check covering a “good hunk” of the balance.
At some point, Petros is going to run out of local outlets to keep the pressure on the Current.