Is it time to pull the plug on Web publishing pioneer Salon.com? (Link)
It seems to me that the problem with the idea of Salon becoming a kind of news nonprofit is not only that it doesn’t have any particular locality’s focus, but that it doesn’t fill any particular need. There is no shortage of outlets for political and cultural news and opinion, and Salon has never carved out a niche that is so particular to it that its absence would at all matter to the wider journalistic world. It’s a fine website, but we can all carry on without it if we have to.