Salon.com (Nasdaq: SALN - news; www.salon.com), one of the leading Internet media companies, announced
that tonight's event launching its new Politics2000 site and celebrating the opening of its Washington, D.C. bureau will be broadcast on C-Span, the public
service cable network.
The event, which takes place Wednesday, February 16 at Washington's Union Station, will feature a lively conversation among Arianna Huffington and
Salon.com columnists David Horowitz, Joe Conason and Stanley Crouch and will be moderated by Public Radio International's Michael Feldman.
``Our dynamic commentators bring a cacophony of political voices to Salon.com and our Politics2000 site, in particular,'' said Salon.com founder and editor
in chief David Talbot. ``We are excited about this opportunity to showcase our talented columnists on C-Span, the premiere forum for public policy debate,
discussion and decision.''
Key sponsors of the event include SpeakOut.com -- a leading interactive platform for users to debate, comment and communicate with government, political
and business leaders -- and eVineyard, a leading provider of premium wines on the Internet.
Salon.com (www.salon.com; AOL Keyword: Salon) is an Internet media company that produces a network of 11 original content sites and two communities
-- Table Talk and The Well. Salon.com was founded by David Talbot, former editor of the San Francisco Examiner. Premier advertisers and sponsors of
Salon.com include IBM, Lexus, Microsoft, Virgin Megastore Online, Intel, DrKoop.com, barnesandnoble.com and EDS. Salon.com has relationships with
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.
This month, Salon.com announced a content agreement with Red Hat, a leading provider of OpenSource and Linux software. Salon.com also distributes its
content to leading online and Internet companies such as America Online (AOL). Other Internet sites that carry Salon.com content on a regular basis include
Lycos, Go.com, Alta Vista, Reuters, CNN.com and Cnet. In the wireless and handheld arenas, Salon.com has signed content distribution agreements with
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.