Last month during one settlement discussion, which involved four other reporters who were also tracked by HP snoops, journalists requested amounts equal to several million dollars each, according to an article in today's New York Times. (Under the agreement, most but not all of the money would have been donated to charity.) HP, which has already seen its former chairman and two company lawyers resign over the matter, offered a sum closer to $10,00 per reporter.
The reporters won't necessarily take it all the way to court, and are currently “negotiating” with HP. Some say this doesn't go far enough, due to the sensitive nature of the information HP obtained, such as phone records of people related to the reporters.