Garrett was the firstblogger to be given a White House press credential. More recently, it was announced in the Washington Post and on Jossip that Garrett will become an editor-at-large at Washingtonian Magazine. Garrett tells LOBP that he will continue blogging for FishBowlDC, although a co-writer will be engaged. Says Garrett, “I couldn’t give up blogging, it’s too much fun!”
01:04 to 05:17 – Steve notes the debate regarding Boston Herald columnist Brett Arends’ column about poor experiences with corporate PR people in Boston, and mentions his own response to the Arends column that took companies to task for reducing the number of seasoned PR people in corporate PR departments.The segment also includes an excerpt from the “For Immediate Release” podcast by Shel Holtz and Neville Hobson.
Garrett Graff was previously vice president of communications at EchoDitto, Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based technology consulting firm. A Vermont native, he served formerly as deputy national press secretary on Howard Dean’s presidential campaign and, beginning in 1997, was then-Governor Dean’s first webmaster. In college, he was a news writer and executive editor at the Harvard Crimson, Harvard University’s daily newspaper, where he wrote more news articles than any other writer in half-a-century and held internships at ABCNews’ Political Unit and at the Atlantic Monthly. He is also a frequent speaker on blogging and the intersection of politics and technology.
21:26-23:05 – Closing credits. Thanks to 300Stars for Ying Yang, our theme music.