David Rapp is a print and online strategy expert with a long career in executive management, product development and organizational design, particularly as it applies to politics and public policy. He is currently Editor for Roll Call. Roll Call features expanded coverage that includes the legislative and policy news and detailed congressional schedules previously found in CQ Today.
Until November, 2012 David was Ideas Editor at Bloomberg Government, a new D.C.-based service devoted to covering the business impact of government action. Bloomberg Government is combining traditional news coverage with professional analysis, rich data, and reader engagement for an audience of corporate executives and government decision makers.
Before joining BGov last fall, David was VP/Content for the 1105 Government Information Group, a Washington Metro-area publisher of magazines and online services for government IT professionals. In that capacity he also served as editor-in-chief of Federal Computer Week, a 25-year-old publication serving thought leaders in the government IT and contracting community.
Before that David was the top editorial executive of Congressional Quarterly Inc., the Washington, D.C., information company covering Congress and the legislative process. David was one of the key players in CQ's transformation from a print-based publisher of a weekly magazine to an online powerhouse of legislative tracking and news analysis. In all David spent 22 years at CQ, starting as a reporter covering agriculture and the congressional budget process and eventually serving as its first Editor of New Media.
For two years, from 2007 to 2009, David cofounded and served as editor-in-chief of an online startup called TravelBeat.net, a blog network of travel writers covering the travel experience from various special interests, from arts & crafts and bicycling to wildlife and wine-tasting.
A graduate of Vanderbilt University, David's career in journalism began as a newspaper reporter in Memphis, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh. He lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
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