Schapiro Launches Blog

Nearly 20 years ago, Jeff Schapiro and I were on the start-up team of Virginia Business magazine. I’ll never forget what it was like to stroll through the streets of downtown Richmond with Jeff, who had joined us after a stint with United Press International. He knew everybody. We literally couldn’t walk a block without Jeff bumping into some acquaintance and schmoozing for three or four minutes. It seemed as if he knew all the gossip on every politician of note in Richmond — and nearly everyone else.

I’ve always thought, if Jeff could just get into print one tenth of what he knows, this town would never be the same.

Now comes his chance. Jeff has joined the blogging revolution, unveiling his “Campaign 2005” blog today on the Richmond Times-Dispatch website. He’s still getting his sea legs. The opening posts are pretty bland. But Jeff is one of the most entertaining raconteurs I know, and with 20 years more experience under his belt, I’m sure, he has the inside skinny on everything worth knowing. Give him time to find his blogging voice, and Campaign 2005 could well become the “must read” journal of the Virginia blogosphere.


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  1. Darn it, Schapiro! I thought the Daily Press featuring the Blue Dog was the big news of the day.

    ~ the blue dog

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