Most Popular Online Media Sites Among Bloggers

Written by Amit Agarwal on Oct 2, 2009

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

Rank 1-10
Rank 11-20
Rank 21-30
Rank 31-40
Rank 41-50
1. The New York Times11. FOX News21. Slate31. Salon41. Science Daily
2. Guardian UK12. The Boston Globe22. CBS News32. Chicago Tribune42. Market Watch
3. The Wall Street Journal13. USA Today23. Google News (AP)33. Newsweek43. People
4. The Washington Post14. Daily Mail24. Wired34. CNN Money44. Miami Herald
5. CNN15. Time Magazine25. Financial Times .35. CBC45. The Seattle Times
6. Telegraph UK16. BBC News26. PBS36. Yahoo! Finance46. Yahoo! Sports
7. Yahoo! News17. National Public Radio – NPR27. NY Post37. The Economist47. The Dallas Morning News
8. MSNBC18. NY Daily News28. San Francisco Examiner 38. New York Magazine48. San Jose Mercury News
9. The Los Angeles Times19. Forbes29. Business Week39. Philly.com49. Star Tribune
10. Reuters20. San Francisco Chronicle30. The White House40. 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 ( is not part of the list as it has merged with The New York Times website ( 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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