Tuesday, February 17, 2015

N.Y. Times columnist David Carr

Chronicle staff members first met New York Times Columnist David Carr a couple years ago when our class watched the movie Page One, Inside the New York Times.  Since then many current and former Chronicle staffers have read Carr's unique take on the media industry in his weekly Times column Media Equation.  It was sad to see that Carr passed away last week but it was almost fitting that he collapsed while in the Times' newsroom; a place he loved and defended.  Carr was a unique voice in the wilderness of today's modern journalism.  He covered the very industry that he works in and he wasn't afraid to ruffle a few feathers in the process.  Just click on this link to learn a little more about David Carr and if you like you can read a few of his columns.  He had an incredible way with words.
David Carr, who wriggled away from the demon of drug addiction to become a journalistic celebrity, a name-brand media columnist at The New York Times and a best-selling author who reported on his own near demise and recovery, died on Thursday in Manhattan. He was 58.
Mr. Carr collapsed in the Times newsroom, where he was found shortly before 9 p.m. He was taken to St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The cause had not been determined.

After learning of Carr's death I spent some time reading some of his work and then I was sent an incredible article about the inner workings of the New York Times.  This is a long but amazing article.  Anyone who professes to have an inkling of an interest in the world of journalism should take the time to read this article. How the New York Times Works, This is how the Gray Lady gets made in 2015 
The trucks, all packed up with news from the world, ready to roll out. 

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