Wednesday 22 November 2017

Media columnist David Carr dies aged 58

Media columnist David Carr, who wrote the ‘Media Equation’ column for ‘The New York Times’, collapsed at his office and died on Thursday. He was 58.
Media columnist David Carr, who wrote the ‘Media Equation’ column for ‘The New York Times’, collapsed at his office and died on Thursday. He was 58.

Tom McElroy

Media columnist David Carr, who wrote the 'Media Equation' column for 'The New York Times', collapsed at his office and died on Thursday. He was 58.

Mr Carr's column focused on issues of media in relation to business, culture and government, according to the 'Times', which confirmed his death yesterday. Mr Carr joined the 'Times' in 2002 as a business reporter, covering magazine publishing. His 'Media Equation' column appeared in the Monday business section. Before joining the 'Times', Mr Carr was a contributing writer for 'The Atlantic Monthly' and 'New York' magazine. He also was a media writer for news website Inside.com.

He served as editor of the 'Washington City Paper', an alternative weekly in Washington, DC. He also was editor of a Minneapolis-based alternative weekly called 'Twin Cities Reader'.

Mr Carr also wrote 'The Night of the Gun', a 2008 memoir about addiction and recovery.

He lived in Montclair, New Jersey, with his wife and their daughter. He had two other children.

Irish Independent

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