Salon.com Adds Stanley Crouch as Columnist

Essayist, Poet and Jazz Critic Joins Impressive List of Renowned Contributors


Salon Staff
February 14, 2000 10:12PM (UTC)

Salon.com (Nasdaq: SALN; www.salon.com), one of the Internet's leading media companies, today announced
the addition of Stanley Crouch to its list of accomplished columnists. Crouch, an essayist, poet and jazz critic, is best known for his provocative and fearless
opinions on the state of race and culture in the United States.

``Stanley has the ability to make you sit up and take notice and then won't let you ignore him,'' said David Talbot, founder and editor in chief of Salon.com.
``His passionate writing deserves the widest possible audience. We are honored that he has chosen Salon.com as the vehicle on the Internet for voicing his
ideas.''

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Salon.com is home to a cacophony of voices. Camille Paglia, Garrison Keillor, Anne Lamott, David Horowitz and Joe Conason are among the renowned
authors, broadcasters and lecturers who express their diverse opinions and ideas on Salon.com.

``The talent of our writers, whether it be our columnists, freelancers or editorial staff, has won Salon.com its critical acclaim,'' added Talbot. ``In part, I think
our success comes from a conscious and vigilant effort to have a wide array of viewpoints on a variety of subjects represented on the site.''

Crouch's illustrious career has included the following professions: actor, drummer, composer, teacher, writer, poet and editor. His essays have been published
in the New York Times, Esquire and New Republic among others. In 1991, Crouch received the MacArthur Foundation's genius award.

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-- Table Talk and The Well. Salon.com was founded by David Talbot, former arts editor of the San Francisco Examiner. Premier advertisers and sponsors of
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more than 325 advertising sponsors. In December 1999, the site had 3.4 million unique visitors.

Salon.com recently announced an equity and content agreement with Rainbow Media Holdings Inc., a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation and
NBC, to develop online content and Salon.com's first television series, targeted to air on Bravo, the Film and Arts Network, in Fall 2000.

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This month, Salon.com announced a content agreement with Red Hat, a leading provider of OpenSource and Linux software. Salon.com also distributes its
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AvantGo and Rocket eBooks. Salon.com also syndicates through United Features Syndicate and has an e-commerce ticketing and advertising sponsorship
sales agreement with CultureFinder.


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