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Rolling Stone magazine is offering “thought leaders” the chance to write for its website if they are willing to pay $2,000 to “shape the future of culture”.

As The Guardian says:

While many media companies – including the Guardian – feature clearly signposted branded content on their websites,

As do blogs as well……

7 thoughts on “Tsk”

  1. When you think of Rolling Stone and Joe Bidet, do the words “courageous” and “brave” spring to mind? Or should it be “dim-witted”, “feeble” and “woke”?

  2. So you pay (not a lot in advertorial terms admittedly) but your wisdom is not guaranteed to be published? Sounds a bit rubbish.

    US publications have to clearly mark sponsored content, so RS will too.

  3. Rolling Stone does have the occasional decent article but its glory days, with Hunter S Thompson on the staff, are well behind it.

  4. Wait, so what exactly is Rolling Stone giving the writers in return? And don’t tell me “publicity,” because it’s not 1996 anymore.

    The phrase, “they pretend to pay us, and we pretend to work” comes to mind.

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