David Carr, Media Equation Columnist Of New York Times Dies At 58

Posted: Feb 13 2015, 1:22am CST | by , Updated: Feb 13 2015, 5:49am CST, in News | Latest Celebrity News

 
David Carr, Media Equation Columnist of New York Times dies at 58
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The renowned journalist and columnist of The New York Times, David Carr, passed away last night after collapsing in the newsroom.

David Carr the throaty voiced commanding New York Times columnist died last night in Manhattan. Carr was a writer who wrote about the intersecting relationship between media, business and culture. The former addiction and cancer survivor was 58 years old at the time of death. Carr unexpectedly collapsed in the Times newsroom and then taken to the Roosevelt hospital where he was pronounced dead.

For 25 years Carr wrote about society and its intersection with media and government with an unrelenting honesty. His Monday column that appeared in the New York Times was a platform for broadcasts about the recent developments in social media and television, which Carr wrote with a flawless and blunt efficiency.

Carr was most notably known for his appearance in the documentary about his parent newspaper ‘Page One: Inside The New York Times’, where he inadvertently became the quintessence of paper by preserving the integrity of the paper with his strong willed remarks against unjust offenses.

Carr joined the times in 2002 and quickly became indispensable to the paper. The news of Carr’s death was released via an email to the entire staff of The Times by the Executive Editor Dean Baquet.

Other notable journalists such as Gio Benitez, Michael Roston and David Folkenflik have shared the email announcing Carr’s passing and expressed their regrets at the tragedy.

The Times’s publisher, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. has proclaimed Carr to be one of the most gifted journalists to have ever been a part of The Times. The New York Times archive on Twitter shared a link to the 1776 pieces penned by Carr in the honor of his writing.

Carr was an exceptional cultural writer and had the perfect blend of formidable reporting and critical judgement. The cocaine survivor who won the battle with addiction wrote his memoir ‘The Night if The Gun’ detailing his struggles, released in 2008.

Before his demise Carr orchestrated a discussion on Thursday night about the movie ‘Citizenfour’ with the director Laura Poitras, the primary subject Edward Snowden and the journalist Glenn Greenwald on the Times Talks. Earlier in the evening he also tweeted to his followers to catch the live stream of the panel talk.

Last night Chris Donovan a senior journalist shared the front page of the New York Times to be published for February 13th announcing the departure of David Carr, on his twitter feed. The news about Carr will be a headline a symbol of dedication.

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