Feb 13, 2015: Washingtonian: David Carr, Ventriloquist
David Carr hired me as a writer for Washington City Paper in the fall of 1997.
Feb 12, 2015: New York Times: David Carr, Media Equation Columnist for The Times, Is Dead at 58
David Carr, who wrote about media as it intersects with business, culture and government in his Media Equation column for The New York Times, died at the office on Thursday. He was 58.
June 15, 2014: David Carr: New York Times: Eric Cantor’s Defeat Exposed a Beltway Journalism Blind Spot
Mar 2, 2014: Forbes: How Piers Morgan Shot Himself In The Foot
The New York Times reported this week that Piers Morgan will be leaving CNN. David Carr, as always, authored an insightful and almost unapologetic piece on the reasons why Morgan’s ratings were so poor, most notably Morgan’s inability to “connect” to an American audience and his obsession with gun control.
.Dec 26, 2013: .Brent Bozell offers a critque of CBS News "60 Minutes" news magazine. He critiques a recent article by David Carr (New York Times) who wrote a great puff piece for "60 Minutes" who sees the show as a "journalistic treasure." Bozell's opinion of the show can best be summarized in his closing: "If it's a "60 Minutes" investigative hit piece against a conservative, it's journalism. If it's a slobbering puff piece promoting a liberal, it's journalism."
Dec 25, 2013: Townhall: '60 Minutes': Tool of the State?
The New York Times published an unintentionally humorous headline on Dec. 23: "When '60 Minutes' Checks Its Journalistic Skepticism at the Door." The Times media columnist David Carr is suddenly stunned that "60 Minutes" has aired a puff piece on a serious political matter.
"Oh, the Obama Administration — "the most transparent administration in history" is how they came in — turns out to be one that’s been extremely aggressive in going after public employees motivated by nothing more than shedding light on what they felt were bad decisions. The administration had been prosecuting them in a criminal manner. I think it’s incredibly incongruous for an administration supposedly built on transparency and accountability to let the Justice Department run hog-wild and prosecute whistleblowers like they’re spies. Like they’re working for some foreign agency because they called The Baltimore Sun or whatever." --David Carr (The Verge 03.03.12)
Apr 3, 2012: The Verge: The Verge interview: David Carr on curation, crowdsourcing, and the future of journalism
David Carr has written about media for over 25 years, from his early days in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Washington, D.C., to his current post at The New York Times, where he’s been for almost a decade.
Oct 27, 2011: NPR: David Carr: The News Diet Of A Media Omnivore
David Carr has a cold. On Sunday night, the media columnist for The New York Times to his more than 335,000 followers that he realized he probably had a variation of the common cold — because his drugstore was out of his favorite cold remedy.
David Michael Carr ((September 8, 1956 – February 12, 2015) wass an American journalist and author. He was a media and culture columnist for The New York Times. In his 2008 memoir, The Night of the Gun, he detailed his past experiences with cocaine addiction and includes interviews with people from his past, tackling his memoir as if he were reporting on himself. The story was excerpted in The New York Times Magazine. Carr was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and raised in nearby suburb Minnetonka. He attended the University of Minnesota, where he double-majored in Psychology and Journalism. Carr is a former editor of the Twin Cities Reader and the Washington City Paper. He is featured prominently in the 2011 documentary Page One: Inside the New York Times.