New York Times Media Columnist David Carr Dies At 58
February 13, 2015 at 3:56 AM (PT)
DAVID CARR, the media columnist for the NEW YORK TIMES, died THURSDAY evening (2/12) after collapsing in the TIMES newsroom. CARR, 58, had earlier in the evening hosted a panel on the OSCAR-nominated documentary "CITIZENFOUR" with whistleblower EDWARD J, SNOWDEN, journalist GLENN GREENWALD, and director LAURA POITRAS and returned to the newsroom, where he collapsed.
CARR, widely considered one of the TIMES' star writers and the author of "The Night of the Gun," a memoir in which he investigated his own crack addiction, previously wrote for THE ATLANTIC and NEW YORK MAGAZINE and was an editor at the WASHINGTON CITY PAPER and TWIN CITIES READER.
One of his most memorable media columns in the TIMES was a detailed 2010 report on TRIBUNE CO. under RANDY MICHAELS and SAM ZELL, "At Flagging TRIBUNE, Tales of a Bankrupt Culture," an article that was credited, along with then-CHICAGO SUN-TIMES columnist ROBERT FEDER's reporting, in leading to the end of the MICHAELS era at the company.