May 30, 2008

Leading Native news sites

Here are the rankings of the most popular websites from Alexa.com today:

Yahoo.com:  1.
NYTimes.com:  102.
MSNBC.com:  2,305.
Indian Country Today:  221,841.
Indianz.com:  259,464.
BlueCornComics.com:  324,105.
PECHANGA.net:  395,325.
BSNorrell.blogspot.com:  1,511,083.
NativeNewsOnline.org:  3,083,555.
IndianCountryNews.com:  4,307,680.
NDNnews.com:  4,851,800.
OriginalPechanga.blogspot.com:  9,239,654.

Of course, PECHANGA.net links to much of the original content on ICT's site, Indianz.com, BlueCornComics.com, Brenda Norrell's blog, and elsewhere. It undoubtedly provides the broadest, most comprehensive coverage of news in Indian country. Which is why tribal leaders and advocates read it religiously.

As I've said before, PECHANGA.net is independently owned and operated by Victor Rocha, an enrolled Pechanga Indian. The website has no connection to the tribe or its casino except a similar name. No one at PECHANGA.net takes orders from anyone.

PECHANGA.net makes no bones about being primarily a news aggregator. We* love the in-depth analyses done by ICT's editors and columnists. And the Washington reports and other columns done by Indianz.com. We salute our colleagues' contributions.

If you're wondering why the last blog is on the list, it's because the blogger is asserting that NDNnews.com and OriginalPechanga.blogspot.com are more important Native news sources than Indian Country Today, Indianz.com, and PECHANGA.net (which I'd label the big three). As you can see, the facts contradict this silly assertion. It's pretty clear which sites Indians rely on for their news.

For more on the subject, see Native Journalism:  To Tell the Truth.

*As you probably know, I'm a significant contributor to PECHANGA.net and an occasional contributor to Indian Country Today. I'm also a significant contributor to Native News Online (NativeNewsOnline.org). No big deal...just stating the facts.

Pechanga.Net
Indianz.com
Native News Online

1 comment:

O Pechanga said...

I'm happy to announce that my blog

http://originalpechanga.blogspot.com

has jumped up 2,000,000 spots in the rankings.