Howard Kalliman

Howard Kalliman is an advocate of new media, and writer of numerous columns and news pieces on the subject.

When word got out that the Maureen Dowd accidentally published part of Josh Marshall’s blog under her own name, it was yet another sign of how traditional media is taking cues from the commentators that populate the blogosphere.

This symbiosis has been a long time coming. But it’s increasingly evident every day as Internet reporters are setting priorities for the national news agenda. Greg Sargent lauded Murray Waas for unearthing stories about the outing of Valerie Plame and prodding the mainstream media onward. Jay Rosen crowned Murray Waas the “Woodward of now,” explaining that the actual “Woodward of now,” Bob Woodward, had somehow missed the story.