Media Moves

NYTimes biz columnist Carr to teach a Boston U.

December 10, 2013

Posted by Chris Roush

David Carr, who writes a column on the media for the Monday business section of The New York Times, has accepted a job teaching at Boston University.

He will continue to write for the Times.

Marcella Bombardieri of the Boston Globe writes, “Like Mayor Thomas M. Menino, also about to join the BU faculty, Carr will not have tenure, but will work on a contract in the journalism program as a professor of the practice.

“He will spend the spring semester preparing his courses. Then, next academic year he plans to teach a media criticism class and a hands-on class in which students will produce media and distribute it through social media and other platforms. Fiedler said the classes will be aimed at graduate students, but will also be open to undergraduate seniors.

“Carr said he is cutting back on other outside commitments in order to make time for BU and his work at the Times, where he writes the weekly Media Equation business column and covers popular culture.

“Times executive editor Jill Abramson, who taught at Yale for five years, said Carr will learn a lot from his students about how young people consume media. ‘He knows so much about media organizations and the history of the press,’ she said. ‘I think he’ll just be mesmerizing.'”

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