This has been a really rough week for the journalism world. We’ve lost two prominent journalists to unexpected deaths, we’ve had a respected news anchor suspended for six months for misrepresenting his participation in stories, and we’ve learned that our most influential media comedian/commentator is stepping down from his show after 16 years at the desk. I’m going to have a series of short posts today on these stories.
- NY Times Media Reporter David Carr Remembered
“Keep typing until it turns into writing.” David Carr
While I frequently read and occasionally referenced work by the New York Times media reporter David Carr, I must confess that I had no idea about the depth of feeling for him by people in the journalism profession. Carr was a recovering crack addict who became one of the most respected media reporters in the country. It’s absolutely amazing to see the outpouring of love and respect for him not just as a reporter but as a human being. Think there’s a lesson there for all of us.
- David Carr discusses his book The Night of the Gun
Never forget how great and important the C-SPAN video archives are!
- Archive of David Carr NY Times Stories