Salon.com (Nasdaq: SALN), a leading Internet media company, today announced a partnership with Public Radio International's nationally syndicated program "Beyond Computers." Each week, Salon.com's seasoned technology reporters will examine high-tech headlines with the show's host, Maureen Taylor. The agreement runs through May 2001.
Carried by 100 public radio stations around the country, "Beyond Computers" explores the people and issues shaping the digital age. Reporters, editors and columnists from Salon's critically acclaimed technology site will regularly contribute to the program.
Contributors include Salon columnist and managing editor Scott Rosenberg; senior correspondent Andrew Leonard; senior writers Janelle Brown and Katherine Mieszkowski, and staff writer, Damien Cave.
Salon will post the "Beyond Computers" audio segment on its technology site, http://www.salon.com/technology. The five-minute clip will be available in Real Audio, Windows Media or MP3 formats.
"We are delighted to introduce 'Beyond Computer's' tech savvy audience to Salon's great technology writers," said Leah Tracy, Salon's Vice President of Broadband. "And we couldn't think of a better partner for Salon's first digital audio content offering on the technology site."
Each week, "Beyond Computers" can also be heard in its entirety at http://www.beyondcomputers.org.
ABOUT SALON: Founded in 1995, Salon.com is a leading Internet media company that produces a network of 11 award-winning, original content sites; maintains Salon Shop, an e-commerce gateway; and hosts two communities -- Table Talk and The WELL. In May 2000, Salon acquired MP3Lit.com, the pioneering Web site offering quality spoken word and audio literature recordings in MP3 and Real Audio formats. Over 450 companies have advertised on Salon.com including IBM, Lexus, Microsoft, EDS, AskJeeves, Virgin Megastore Online, Kimberly Clark, and Intel. In December 1999, Salon.com announced a content and equity agreement with Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation and NBC. Strategic distribution partners include America Online (AOL), Reuters, TheStreet.com, CNN.com and CNET as well as wireless innovators AvantGo and Rocket eBooks. Salon.com content is also syndicated to print publications through United Features Syndicate. The site had 2.5 million unique visitors in June 2000 as audited by ABC Interactive, a subsidiary of the Audit Bureau of Circulations.