Rolling Stone magazine is offering “thought leaders” the chance to write for its website if they pay USD2,000.


(From The Guardian/Rabbobank)

Simply pass a vetting process and pay a USD1,500 annual fee plus USD500 up front – and you will “have the opportunity to publish original content to the Rolling Stone website…[allowing] members to position themselves as thought leaders and share their expertise…[and to] shape the future of culture.” So we have moved from a business model that paid Hunter S Thompson to get wrecked in order to find his own psychedelic path to vomiting up truth to power; to one where only richer kids can afford to work in journalism and speak their particular truth to their particular power; to one where rich people get to use Rolling Stone directly as vanity publishing.

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