Bookmarked Fluxblog 455: good night to the Pitchfork era by Matthew Perpetua.

Media corporations are not our friends. They don’t care about writers, they don’t care about audiences, and they don’t care about subject matter. Working for them is like surfing – you can ride a wave for a while but it will eventually crash. Major media corporations like Condé Nast and the New York Times are attractive to writers because they seem like firm institutions that are less likely to collapse, but that’s just an illusion.