Technorati has published a list of The 50 Publishers That Blogs Link To Most. Excluding YouTube (#1) here are the next ten or so (emphases mine, I assume this excludes Chinese blogs?).
- New York Times
- BBC News
- Washington Post
- Yahoo! News
- Los Angeles Times
- The Wall Street Journal
The WSJ is behind a paywall, so it's not surprising it ranks relatively low. The NYT may be more or less bankrupt, but at #1 I don't think it's going away.
Yahoo News is just an aggregator of course, but it reminds us how much traffic Yahoo! gets. Google News isn't nearly as prominent.
Note how highly The Guardian ranks. They've really been up and coming over the past year, rising to become a major world paper. I read their feeds - excellent stuff. Between the BBC, The Guardian and The Telegraph the UK is still a big player in the English language market.
Be good to see a curve to find out how quickly things fall off after the top five or so. I'd guess pretty darned quickly ...