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Slate vs. Salon

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Dick Whitman, May 19, 2009.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Can anyone explain what the difference is between the two sites?
  2. SoCalScribe

    SoCalScribe Member

    I read Slate even though I disagree with many of their viewpoints (especially at the top of their food chain) and find some of their writers quite odious in personality/opinion, but not in crat. I guess that's the mark of good writing and a good website. I do appreciate how timely they are and how much content they churn out daily. One of my go-to sites when I have time to kill in a professional setting where I don't feel comfortable doing personal business or playing games online.
  3. I don't mean to be snarky at all, but...first and foremost, they're different sites. They have different writers and different recurring features.
  4. STLIrish

    STLIrish Active Member

    I'm a Slate addict. It's smart, clever and very engagingly written. I never read Salon. Don't you have to pay for it?
  5. As far as I know, you only have to watch a brief ad before viewing content. There are paid "Premium" subscriptions which, as far as I know, allow you only to skip the ads. (There are other benefits, but they aren't important.)

    The pre-content ads have really hurt it, even though they're about five seconds long.
  6. And Slate is much better, I agree. The best thing about Salon, in my opinion, is Glenn Greenwald, the blogger.
  7. STLIrish

    STLIrish Active Member

    Oh. OK. I think you used to have to pay or something. That's why I never started.
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