Skip to Content
reality TV reviews, news, and analysis since 2000

MTV show will let college journalists compete for a writing job with Rolling Stone

MTV is picking up another magazine-themed reality show that will give its winner a writing job with Rolling Stone magazine.

According to The New York Times, “Jann Wenner, publisher of Rolling Stone, has signed a deal with MTV for a reality show in which the magazine gives internships to several journalism students, who then compete to become a Rolling Stone contract writer.” While it was previously discussed as being a sort of Apprentice with Rolling Stone’s publisher, Wenner won’t be as omnipresent as Trump. “I’ve been optioned to appear if I want. But I’m not the star. They don’t want me to be the star. It’s not a Donald Trump-like thing. If I’m in it, I’m peripheral. I might be the person who reads a manuscript,” he said.

Casting reportedly begins next month, but MTV does not yet have information on their site. A Wenner Media exec tells the paper that they want “college students who are ‘journalists, telegenic, have an interesting personality and are interested in music journalism.'”

Journalism Interns at a School of Rock [New York Times]

All reality blurred content is independently selected, including links to products or services. However, if you buy something after clicking an affiliate link, I may earn a commission, which helps support reality blurred. Learn more.

More great stories

About the author

  • Andy Dehnart

    Andy Dehnart is the creator of reality blurred and a writer and teacher who obsessively and critically covers reality TV and unscripted entertainment, focusing on how it’s made and what it means.

Discussion: your turn

I think of writing about television as the start of a conversation, and I value your contributions to that conversation. We’ve created a community that connects people through open and thoughtful conversations about the TV we’re watching and the stories about it.

To share our perspectives and exchange ideas in a welcoming, supportive space, I’ve created these rules for commenting here. By commenting below, you confirm that you’ve read and agree to those rules.

Happy discussing!