Quotes

Salon.com Quotes Index

By Salon Staff
July 30, 1999 2:00PM (UTC)
main article image

Press quotes

Smart, literate and inflected with sufficient attitude and irreverence so
as not to seem a mere print journal recycled onto the screen.

-- New York Times Magazine

While many have tried, few have succeeded in building a truly compelling magazine on the Web. Salon has managed to move to the top of the Web's short must-read list.
-- Time

Advertisement:

Top shelf of the Web's high press.
-- Newsweek

Think: Tom Wolfe's New Journalism with an even smarter mouth. Made
mainstream headlines last year when it scooped traditional news organizations by breaking the Henry Hyde adultery story. Biz sense: Right on. Grade: A

-- Entertainment Weekly

Smart and elegant with an atmosphere that no other Web site has been able to produce quite so skillfully.
-- U.S. News & World Report

Advertisement:

An ahead-of-the-curve, culturally adroit mag that has extended its lead over the pack. Takes popular culture seriously with on-target coverage of current music, without pandering to the average, two-beats-too-slow reader of Rolling Stone.
-- Boston Globe

Salon is taking the lead on all the Kenneth Starr coverage. It's beating the East Coast papers all hollow ... It didn't have the money or the resources; all it had was flexibility and intelligence.
-- Jon Carroll, San Francisco Chronicle

The plucky Net zine consistently scooped its traditional media brethren with insightful, hard hitting pieces.
-- Jon Schwartz, San Francisco Chronicle

Advertisement:

A literate but decidedly not stuffy mix of interviews, lifestyle features and cultural commentary that hits its mark.
--People

Since its inception in late 1995, Salon has broken ground on the Net with its sound journalism, good writing, and smart design.
-- Yahoo Internet Life

Advertisement:

Salon has the smarts and finesse of the New Yorker or Harper's magazine without killing the trees S a breath of literate air in this computer-crazed climate.
--New York Post

Beautifully executed and comprehensive in its coverage.
-- PC Magazine

Salon's savvy blend of old and new media strengths has made it an online journalism pacesetter.
--American Journalism Review

Advertisement:

It's a beautiful, elegiac piece, written by a master. So where did I read it? In the New Yorker? The Atlantic Monthly? The New York Review of Books? The Times Literary Supplement? Answer: none of the above. I read it in Salon, the online magazine which is doing for Net publishing what the New Yorker once did for weekly magazines.
--London Observer

Salon has the best writing online, consistently, daily. Refreshingly, it is rarely self-referential, or even Web-referential. And someone please nominate author and Salon columnist Anne Lamott for a Pulitzer Prize!
--Yahoo! Internet Life Five Star Award

Combative, opinionated and irreverent, Salon is an online magazine with bite.
-- The Guardian (U.K.)

Advertisement:

Salon provides a refreshing break from the sloppy, shallow or
self-indulgent writing that predominates on the Internet.

-- PC Week

There is culturally literate life on the Web, and you can tap into it at Salon.
-- Glamour

S a 24-hours-a-day digital book festival.
-- Publisher's Weekly

Salon has established itself as one of the first Web sites to successfully fuse the old and the new -- in this case, the literary and the digital.
-- HotWired

Advertisement:

Salon has moved the medium while maintaining the message ... Salon truly is a beautiful site, replete with insightful commentary ranging from left to not-quite-right. Regardless of your cultural ideology, it's definitely worth taking the time to stop by and lend your voice to the discussion.
-- C|Net, "Best of the Web"

One of the best examples of Web design I've seen; a rare breath of fresh air ... a very useful means for British readers to gain insight into American culture and politics ... A happy mixture of editorial values brought from the print world and the participatory ideas of the Internet.
-- The Independent (London)

The finest of the new breed of Net-native magazines. It uses all the power of the Web links without falling into the trap of letting the design drive the magazine.
-- The San Jose Mercury News

Canadians can be roughly divided into two camps, those who have found Salon and those who haven't yet. ...the sharply intelligent voice, [is] utterly unlike most American mass media.
-- The Toronto Globe & Mail

Advertisement:

Salon directly addresses an audience often overlooked by online culture -- people whose primary interests lie beyond their computers ... Salon is clearly a site for people who read ... a welcome respite from the tech-oriented nature of most online enterprises.
-- Austin Chronicle

Salon's spare look is both processor-friendly and easy on the eye. In fact, placed in a Web of sites plagued with ill-conceived animations and obviously amateurish neon graphics, its simplicity makes it stand out.
-- Macweek

Imagine a readable New York Review of Books edited by refugees from Vanity Fair, and presented with a feel for the screen rather than the page.
-- Excite!

If Salon has a formula, it might be this: Start with high-quality content presented via appropriate design and technology. Build a reader community that puts the Web's interactivity to good use. Temper editorial judgment with reader feedback, but don't be a slave to opinion. Get these things right and, lo and behold, you'll find yourself with a market -- loyal readers, trailed by advertisers and others eager to reach them.
-- Adobe Magazine

Advertisement:

[Salon Travel's] writing is the thing that sets it apart. The articles are beautifully crafted pieces of travel journalism that make us want to pack our bags and head for the airport."
-- Society of American Travel Writers


Salon Staff

MORE FROM Salon Staff


Related Topics ------------------------------------------