The Nine (Hundred and Nine) Lives of Salon

By Deane Barker on July 1, 2003

Salon’s loss shrinks | One of the great mysteries of the Internet is how Salon stays alive, year after year. They managed to actually reduce their loss this quarter.

“Online publisher Salon Media Group on Tuesday reported that its fourth-quarter net loss narrowed and its full-year sales improved, based on increased subscription sales and lower costs. … alon said it has about 62,400 active paying members for its Salon Premium service and about 4,300 subscribers to its community discussion sites, the Well and TableTalk.”

I wrote about them being finished a few months ago, but here they are, still hanging on. They couldn’t even pay the rent back then.