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Election 2012 Series
NYT's David Carr: Is there a role for traditional press?

Thu October 25, 2012 at SRH 3.124

Join CPG and The New York Times’ David Carr for a talk on how the role of the traditional media in elections has evolved in recent years. 

 

Earl Wilson/The New York Times

David Carr writes the Media Equation column for the Monday Business section of the New York Times that focuses on media issues including print, digital, film, radio and television. He also works as a general assignment reporter in the Culture section of The Times covering all aspects of popular culture. Carr blogs regularly at Media Decoder.

For the past 25 years, Carr has been writing about media as it intersects with business, culture and government.

He began working at the Times in 2002 covering the magazine publishing industry for the Business section. Prior to joining the Times, Carr was a contributing writer for The Atlantic Monthly and New York Magazine. In 2000, he was the media writer for Inside.com, a web news site focusing on the business of entertainment and publishing.

Before coming to New York, Carr served as editor of the Washington City Paper, an alternative weekly in Washington D.C. for five years. From 1993 to 1995, Carr was editor of the Twin Cities Reader, a Minneapolis-based alternative weekly, and wrote a media column there as well.

On August 5, 2008, Carr's book, "The Night of the Gun," came out on Simon and Schuster. The book is a memoir of addiction and recovery that used reporting to fact check the past. Much of the data he collected, including videos, documents and pictures, is available here. And if you want to purchase the book, you can always go here.

Carr lives in Montclair, New Jersey with Jill Rooney Carr and has three children.

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