Still true today:
The question is put forward: How can we fix music journalism?
Journalists would have to "stop caring about the industry and start caring about the readers," says DeRogatis. "In the sense that we owe them our honesty, and we owe them journalism as exciting as the music. At its best, music criticism is a conversation between people who care passionately.
"I can't avoid my readership. They're here, and I talk to them and I run their letters, many of which say 'Dear Moron....' I want to have that conversation. I think that's the thing that's missing in the New York media establishment. I know, because I've talked to these people. They don't give a shit, they don't know who they're writing for. They're writing for each other. They're writing to further their career, and they're writing to impress each other, and they don't know who's reading their copy."