Salon.com (Nasdaq: SALN - news; www.salon.com), one of the leading Internet media companies, is among
the best Web sites on the Internet, according to two major magazines, Forbes and Yahoo! Internet Life.
In its Best of the Web issue (Spring 2000), Forbes magazine recognized two sites on the Salon.com network -- Salon Technology (www.salon.com/tech) and
Salon Mothers Who Think (www.salon.com/mwt) -- as being among the best and most influential in their field. In its Technology News category, Forbes
describes Salon Technology as ``almost alone in a sea of technology boosterism,'' adding that it ``offers a skeptical outlook on high-tech.'' The magazine also
applauded Salon's ability to ``cut through other sites' obsequious blather.''
In its Parenting category, Forbes tapped Salon Mothers Who Think for its ``serious, well-researched features'' and its ``hard-hitting, blunt essays.'' Mothers
Who Think is dedicated to providing a forum for thought-provoking essays on parenting, motherhood and women's lives. In May 1999, Villard published a
compilation book of Mothers Who Think features, which became a national bestseller.
The Salon.com network was also recognized by Yahoo! Internet Life in its Top of the Net issue (January 2000) as the Best Online Magazine for the third year
in a row.
``We're thrilled to receive this recognition by our peers,'' said Michael O'Donnell, President and CEO of Salon.com. ``The fact that we are winning some of
these awards two and three years in a row really speaks to the consistent quality of content we're delivering at Salon.com and to the strength of the brand we're
building. While Salon.com initially made its mark through news, arts and culture coverage, it's exciting to see our technology and parenting sites now enjoy
acclaim as leaders in their respective categories.''
Salon.com is an Internet media company dedicated to delivering the highest quality, original content on the Web. Salon Technology and Mothers Who Think
are two of the 11 sites on the Salon.com network. The other sites are Arts & Entertainment, Books, Comics, Health & Body, Media, News, People,
Politics2000 and Travel & Food.
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, a former editor at the San Francisco Examiner. Premier advertisers and sponsors of
Salon.com include IBM, Lexus, Microsoft, Virgin Megastore Online, Intel, eVineyards, 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 as audited by Audit Bureau of Circulations.
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.
Recently, Salon.com announced a content agreement with Red Hat, a leading provider of open source and Linux software, and with Adobe.com, the fourth
largest, U.S.-based personal software company. 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.