I'm from Rolling Stone's online writing contest
You don't have to repeat those bitter journalists' mistakes. You can choose a path somewhere in between. I'm from Rolling Stone has started an online writing contest.
Every Monday, the magazine will post an assignment that parallels the one given on the show. The winner will get a MacBook and a three month-long blogging gig with Rolling Stone's website. You just have to top prose like this from cast member Krystal, "In Salinas, California the sun rises on the infinite rows of lettuce heads, and sets with police sirens muffled by the hum of ubiquitous television screens." Yes, a humming television screen can apparently deafen a siren, and no, there's no way you can beat the "lettuce head" imagery in a story on local music. I wouldn't even try.