Karp Associates Sponsors 2024 NewCanaanite.com Summer Internship Program


Elm Street in New Canaan, December 2021. Laura Ault photo

Newshound LLC/NewCanaanite.com is pleased to announce that its 2024 Summer Internship Program is sponsored by Karp Associates.

Located on Cross Street in New Canaan, Karp Associates is a premier construction and consulting firm with a 30-plus year proven track record. Karp Associates has won 50-plus Home Building Industry or “HOBI Awards” from the Homebuilders and Remodelers Association of Connecticut.

The firm’s sponsorship will see rising New Canaan High School senior Tahlia Scherer write a wide range of news and feature articles for NewCanaanite.com through the summer. Scherer is an editor-in-chief of The Courant, the high school paper, and a varsity swimmer.

“We look forward to supporting local journalism,” Karp Associates Founder and President Arnold Karp said.

New Canaanite’s summer internship program has run every year since the news website was launched in 2014. The paid program runs for eight weeks from mid-June to mid-August.

“Without our generous sponsors, we wouldn’t be able to put the internship program on, so we’re very grateful to Arnold and the team at Karp Associates for their support,” NewCanaanite.com owner and editor Michael Dinan said.

About Karp Associates

At Karp Associates, our passion for building design and creativity, attention to detail, impeccable client service and professionalism are the cornerstones of our longevity and success. Our team of professionals will listen to your objectives and deliver as outlined, on budget and on time. Renowned for our renovation and remodeling of historic homes, we emphasize architectural integrity and high caliber craftsmanship in every project. A Karp custom home is born out of a collaborative approach between our client and a hand-picked team of professionals. Our experienced oversight, on-going communication and eye for detail help to deliver a home that suits your needs, reflects your way of life and is compatible with its natural surroundings. Whether building a custom home or transforming an existing one, our trusted reputation and experience in residential design and construction allows you, our client, to live your life and leave the details and challenges of building to us.

About NewCanaanite.com

Launched Jan. 31, 2014 by Michael Dinan, NewCanaanite.com covers quality-of-life news in this picturesque New England village—municipal government, schools, traffic, parking, land use, parks, wildlife, local history. NewCanaanite.com has been a member publication of the Society of Professional Journalists and New Canaan Chamber of Commerce. For work published in the first calendar year NewCanaanite.com was live, it earned eight ‘Excellence in Journalism’ awards from the Connecticut Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, then 18 the next, including eight first-place awards. In 2019, founder Michael Dinan earned a citation from the Connecticut General Assembly for “five years of exceptional service to the New Canaan community with your insightful and clear-eyed reporting of town issues, events and residents.”

5 thoughts on “Karp Associates Sponsors 2024 NewCanaanite.com Summer Internship Program

  1. As someone who worked in media, I am excited by this commitment to supporting young journalists.

  2. Mike, you know I’m a fan of yours and NewCanaanite. However, I’m very disappointed in you with this sponsorship and promotion of Karp. You know they are only partnering with you because they don’t like the articles you write about their “affordable housing” projects. Please reassess your decision for the sake of our beautiful town.

  3. If you are a fan of the NewCanaanite then you would know that Mike wouldn’t sacrifice journalistic integrity based on a sponsorship. His articles aren’t positive or negative regarding affordable housing, he’s simply reporting the facts. However, we are sure that there are sponsorships that you, or anyone, can pay for that will help New Canaan students going forward.
    As far as housing goes should we assume you are not a supporter of diverse housing in NC? Should we assume you only like housing in New Canaan—if you can be paid to sell it.

  4. For an organization as newsworthy and divisive as Karp Assoaciates to sponsor a summer news internship kinda smells like someone trying to buy positive news coverage. Credit to Michael for disclosing it.