Walter Shapiro to Salon; Sullivan to Time

As it often is, Howard Kurtz‘s column is packed with media goodness today. Although he spends much of the space talking about the Dana Priest “black sites” leak controversy, he closes with a bunch of interesting tidbits, including two of interest to people who waste most of their day reading stupid blogs:

  • Salon has hired former USA Today columnist Walter Shapiro as its new Washington bureau chief. Shapiro says he had been doing some blogging, but “I felt this irresistible urge to make phone calls and go places, and rather than theorize what people are saying, actually find out what they’re saying.”

  • Andrew Sullivan, one of the first bloggers to gain a wide following online, is moving his daily musings to the Time Inc. Web site, which plans to build a cyber-neighborhood around him and other bloggers.