Following a list of mainstream media websites that get maximum "link love" from bloggers. Or in other words, these 50 websites are the top sources of news for bloggers and thus are linked (or cited) most frequently from blogs.
With a few exceptions like BBC, Telegraph, Daily Mail & Guardian, most of the popular online media sites that tend to get most links from blogs are from North America.
Top 50 News Sources for Bloggers on the Web
|1. The New York Times||11. FOX News||21. Slate||31. Salon||41. Science Daily|
|2. Guardian UK||12. The Boston Globe||22. CBS News||32. Chicago Tribune||42. Market Watch|
|3. The Wall Street Journal||13. USA Today||23. Google News (AP)||33. Newsweek||43. People|
|4. The Washington Post||14. Daily Mail||24. Wired||34. CNN Money||44. Miami Herald|
|5. CNN||15. Time Magazine||25. Financial Times .||35. CBC||45. The Seattle Times|
|6. Telegraph UK||16. BBC News||26. PBS||36. Yahoo! Finance||46. Yahoo! Sports|
|7. Yahoo! News||17. National Public Radio – NPR||27. NY Post||37. The Economist||47. The Dallas Morning News|
|8. MSNBC||18. NY Daily News||28. San Francisco Examiner||38. New York Magazine||48. San Jose Mercury News|
|9. The Los Angeles Times||19. Forbes||29. Business Week||39. Philly.com||49. Star Tribune|
|10. Reuters||20. San Francisco Chronicle||30. The White House||40. The Houston Chronicle|
This list, known as Technorati Attention Index, illustrates the strong influence of mainstream online media in the blogosphere. And the higher the number of incoming links to a news site in the past 30 days, the higher the rank of that site will be in the Attention index.
International Herald Tribune (iht.com) is not part of the list as it has merged with The New York Times website (nyt.com) but the biggest surprise here is the absence of Christian Science Monitor website which recently ceased their print edition and switched to a web-only format.
Associated Press (AP) is probably represented by Google News in the index since that’s where AP stories are currently hosted on the Internet.
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