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David Carr (journalist)

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David Carr
David Carr at the 2013 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
David Michael Carr

(1956-09-08)September 8, 1956
DiedFebruary 12, 2015(2015-02-12) (aged 58)
Occupation(s)Writer, columnist, author
Years active1980s–2015
EmployerThe New York Times
  • Kimberly J. Carr
  • Jill Rooney Carr
Children3, including Erin Lee Carr

David Michael Carr (September 8, 1956 – February 12, 2015) was an American columnist and author. He wrote the Media Equation column and covered culture for The New York Times. In 2014, he was named the Lack Professor of Media Studies at Boston University, a part-time position.

Carr died on February 12, 2015 following a collapse in the New York Times newsroom at the age of 58.[1] His cause of death was lung cancer and heart disease.


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  1. "David Carr, Media Equation Columnist for The Times, Is Dead at 58". The New York Times. February 12, 2015. Retrieved February 12, 2015.

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