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Carr of NYTimes dies at 58

February 13, 2015

Posted by Chris Roush

David CarrDavid Carr, longtime media reporter and columnist for the New York Times, collapsed in the newsroom Thursday and died. He was 58.

Christine Mai-Duc and Marc Duvoisin of the Los Angeles Times writes, “Carr had written about the media for 25 years. Before joining the New York Times in 2002, he had been a contributing writer for The Atlantic Monthly and New York magazine, a media writer for the entertainment website Inside.com., and the editor of alternative weeklies in Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis.

“At The Times, he was a business reporter and wrote a weekly column called the Media Equation, a lively chronicle of developments in print and digital media, film, radio and television.

“‘David was always honest, always smart, always tough, whether he was writing about CNN or — even better — the New York Times, his own employer,’ recalled former New York Times business editor Lawrence Ingrassia, now associate editor of the Los Angeles Times. ‘He loved a good tussle with a subject, but he also was always fair, always generous.'”

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