Brill's Content Rates Among the Best on the Internet

Salon Travel, Politics2000 and Media Lauded

Published March 7, 2000 5:24PM (EST) (Nasdaq: SALN;, one of the leading Internet media companies, is among the best
Web sites on the Internet, according to Brill's Content, a news magazine that focuses on coverage of the media and information technology. This ranking
comes on the heels of similar accolades in Best of the Web issues by Forbes Magazine and Yahoo! Internet Life.

In its April 2000 edition, Brill's Content taps three sites on the network as ``Best of the Web 2000.'' These include: Salon Travel & Food, Salon
Politics2000 and Salon Media. In the case of Salon Travel & Food (, the editors of Brill's Content implore readers to ``go to Salon
Travel & Food, host to the Best Travel Writing in the online world.'' Renowned writers for the site include Burt Wolf, Pico Iyer, Isabel Allende and Simon

Salon Media ( is cited, in part, for revealing the collaboration between the federal government and television networks in covertly
embedding anti-drug messages into prime-time programming. In Salon Media, contributors Sean Elder, Nikke Finke and Ruth Shalit routinely target the
news, entertainment and advertising industries with edgy, timely and insightful reporting and commentary.

Launched just two months ago, Salon Politics2000 ( is already earning accolades for its political coverage. Brill's Content called
it the ``Best Expanded Political Site,'' with continuous updates from the presidential and congressional campaign trails, including insightful musings and
breaking news from staff writers Jake Tapper and Anthony York.

``Salon is honored to have three of its sites singled out by a media watchdog like Brill's Content,'' said David Talbot, editor in chief of ``Coupled
with the recent similar rankings in Forbes and Yahoo! Internet Life, it illustrates how Salon's editors and reporters have won the hard-earned respect of their

ABOUT 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. was founded by David Talbot, a former editor at the San Francisco Examiner. Premier advertisers and sponsors of include IBM, Lexus, Microsoft, Virgin Megastore Online, Intel, eVineyards,, and EDS. 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. 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's first television series, targeted to air on Bravo, the Film and Arts Network, in Fall 2000.

Recently, announced a content agreement with Red Hat, a leading provider of open-source and Linux software, and with, the fourth
largest, U.S.-based personal software company. also distributes its content to leading online and Internet companies such as America Online
(AOL). Other Internet sites that carry content on a regular basis include Lycos,, Alta Vista, Reuters, and Cnet. In the wireless
and handheld arenas, has signed content distribution agreements with AvantGo and Rocket eBooks. also syndicates through United
Features Syndicate and has an e-commerce ticketing and advertising sponsorship sales agreement with CultureFinder.

By Salon Staff

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