The Last Time I Posted Here This Was a Web Site

With a little self-deprecation, I tweeted this yesterday:


Goal for tomorrow: Renovate the personal Web site. Yep. Haven’t touched it since it became a website.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

For those who don’t get it, the AP Style for a site on the Internet changed in the middle of April, from Web site to website. The last post here (with so much substance) came before that.Enough with that. The reason that I haven’t posted much is because I’ve been busy between the end of my junior year and my new internship at BNA, where I cover lots of government-related developments in D.C. (mostly Congress).

Me listening to Sens. Ben Cardin, D-Md., and Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., at a news conference. Photo by @newmediajim.

I have always loved politics (it is my double major), so this internship has been a great way for me to get a front seat to everything that’s going on in D.C. I write for a specialized publication that caters to a diverse group of executives, government staffers and the like. Recently, I’ve been covering lots of banking issues, and this coming week I will be chasing the Small Business Lending Fund Act of 2010 on the floor of the House.During the course of this internship, I’ve also seen President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.(Yes, I do realize that if I was a seasoned Washington reporter, seeing these people would be just another day at the office.)But I also love Web journalism. When it’s time to look for jobs in about 10-11 months, how do I put those two interests together? Blogging? Thoughts?I’ve also been fortunate enough to go to two ONADC meetups in the past two months. I’ve met some really interesting people there, and have learned a lot too.And, thanks to Digital Capital Week, it seems that I’ve run into some really cool folks from the new local news website TBD on a daily basis. I’m very interested in this new approach to news they’ll be trying. TBD is launching this summer!I guess you can say I’ve met quite a few people recently thanks to Twitter. Craig Kanalley (@ckanal), an editor for The Huffington Post by day, wrote about this phenomenon yesterday. Ironically, I haven’t met Craig in real life yet, but when I do, it will be because of Twitter.Speaking of Twitter, that’s probably the best place to find out what I’m up to on a daily basis. I’m at @ethanklapper if you didn’t already know. There’s also my Tumblr and Posterous, which I sometimes find a way to use.

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1 comment

  1. Hey, thanks for the shoutout! Looking forward to meeting you for sure. Sorry I just missed you on my recent trip to DC, it was far too short.

    As for your job hunt in the months ahead, blogging perhaps, or since you love politics so much, look for anything that might be a good fit in that area in DC. Something that would let you continue to work in the journalism/communications space and utilize the Web of course.

    Keep me in mind if you’re ever looking for a reference. Has been great meeting you, keeping in touch and having you write on Twitter Journalism!

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