So I wasn’t planning on writing this post yet, but with these damn bloggers out there nowadays it’s much harder to keep things quiet. Yes, the rumors on the internets are true: I’m going to be leaving FishbowlDC later this month after nearly 18 months and 1,700 posts.
I’m setting to work on a book, “The First Campaign: Democrats, The Internet, & The Future of American Politics,” that examines the impact of technology and globalization in politics and focuses partly on Mark Warner, the former Virginia governor, as the first presidential candidate to come out of the dot com era. It will be published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in Fall 2007.
Needless to say, it’s a project that will require most of my attention for the foreseeable future–especially when coupled with my actual job and duties at Washingtonian. I’m going to attempt to continue contributing to the blog now and again, but I won’t be able to be involved on a day-to-day basis.
So what that means is, we need a new FishbowlDC writer since poor little Patrick Gavin can’t handle getting photographed with all the major DC celebrities all by himself.
The job pays (but not much), is part-time (i.e. as long as your boss doesn’t mind, you can do it without giving up your current job), and, if you’re in D.C., you will be richly rewarded with booze from the many open bars at media events in Washington (PLUS you can cover the oh-so-fun White House press briefings). If you’re not in D.C., that’s not a huge problem. You can stay home and post while we toast you at said events. Inside knowledge of the Washington media world is a plus, but not required. Ability to recognize Wolf Blitzer, Matthew Cooper, and Liz Marlantes at thirty paces a must.
If you know of anyone who would be so inclined to join us in the Fishbowl each day, please send us an email (fishbowldc AT mediabistro DOT com).