Jake Tapper: Blogging Before Blogging Was Cool

Tapper_1.14.jpgTVNewser’s Steve Krakauer talks with ABC’s senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper for this week’s “So What Do You Do?” feature.

Krakauer: A lot of TV news personalities now have a blog, but you’ve really been blogging on the Political Punch for a longer time and more frequently than pretty much anyone else in the field. What draws you to the medium?

Tapper: I am at heart a print reporter, and I think that that’s where it comes from. A lot of the stuff I blog is either stuff I’m reporting anyway for ABC News internally and figure I might as well put it up on the blog. Or it’s stuff I’m just interested in, or I read about it, or I hear about it, and I’m just curious. In trying to satisfy that curiosity, I end up writing something, and I put it on the blog. So it’s time-consuming, but a lot of it I would be doing anyway.

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