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Media Second Acts and Untimely Endings

Tom Allon | Posted 02.18.2015 | Media
Tom Allon

Mass media has lost some of its great figures due to death, retirement, and old-fashioned scandal, with four larger-than-life figures -- David Carr, Bob Simon, Jon Stewart, and Brian Williams -- all leaving the stage this week.

David Carr, the Origins of Genius, and Sad Legacy of Brian Williams, aka Mr. Vanilla...

Paul LaRosa | Posted 02.18.2015 | Entertainment
Paul LaRosa

At the risk of stating the obvious, we're all the sum total of our experiences and those experiences make us who we are. Later on, you cannot relive your life to make it more interesting.

Catherine Taibi

David Carr Remembered For Devotion To Journalism, Even More To Family | Catherine Taibi | Posted 02.17.2015 | Media

Hundreds of mourners gathered together on a snow-covered Tuesday morning to honor and celebrate the beloved and esteemed New York Times media columnis...

False Memories: Brian Williams and David Carr

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 02.16.2015 | Media
Blake Fleetwood

Anchors have become the brand, readers, for stories that other producers and reporters uncover. The problem with Brian Williams is that he is a storyteller. The ability to tell a story is very important in every reporter and writer's life. But, Williams did not have the background in reporting and writing to temper his tall tales.

Thoughts on Brian and Bob and David

David Westin | Posted 02.16.2015 | Media
David Westin

Last week, the news profession lost three of its leading lights -- Bob Simon and David Carr to sudden and unexpected death and Brian Williams to a six-month suspension. In our shock and sadness we are drawn to ask ourselves some serious questions about the state of the news media today.

David Carr's Last Word On Journalism

The New York Times | David Carr | Posted 02.16.2015 | Media

David Carr was known at The New York Times as a supreme talent scout, a mentor to young reporters and a blunt critic of those who didn’t measure up....

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 02.15.2015 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, Jon Stewart announced his retirement from The Daily Show. He'll be missed -- not just because he was funny, but because he told the truth in an era when much of the media wouldn't. Later that same night, 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon was killed in a car accident. "There was nothing simple about Bob Simon," said Anderson Cooper. "Except that he was simply the best." The next day, David Carr collapsed and died in the New York Times newsroom. The grace and wisdom he earned the hard way suffused his generous spirit. He never sugar-coated his insights, especially about recovery and redemption. "We all walk this earth feeling we are frauds," he wrote. "The trick is to be grateful and hope the caper doesn't end any time soon." Sadly, with David and Bob Simon, it ended much too soon.

Autopsy: David Carr Died Of Lung Cancer

AP | Posted 02.14.2015 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Times media columnist David Carr died of complications from metastatic lung cancer, according to autopsy results released S...

Autopsy: David Carr Had Lung Cancer

The New York Times | Posted 02.14.2015 | Media
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David Carr, the New York Times media columnist who died unexpectedly Thursday night, had been suffering from lung cancer, and died of complications fr...

A Tribute to David Carr

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 02.14.2015 | Media
Jeff Jarvis

I asked myself what I would want my friends to do when I go and I'll put those few of you on notice now: I want more than a tweet. So here is a moment for David Carr.

Journalists Remember New York Times Columnist David Carr

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 02.13.2015 | Media

On Friday, journalists, colleagues and friends continued to pay tribute to David Carr, the beloved New York Times media columnist who died Thursday ni...

David Carr Hosted Final Panel With Edward Snowden

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 02.13.2015 | Media

Late Thursday night, New York Times media columnist David Carr was pronounced dead at the age of 58, having collapsed earlier that evening in the pape...

Why David Carr Mattered to New Media Journalism

Susan Kemp | Posted 02.13.2015 | Media
Susan Kemp

For me, he represented the idea that writing could still be informed and provocative -- even about things like the media, especially about things like the media. He represented to me that quality still matters.

'Equal Parts Sweetheart, Truth-Teller And Ass-Kicker': Tributes Pour In For David Carr

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.13.2015 | Media

Esteemed New York Times media columnist David Carr died on Thursday night at the age of 58. The newspaper said he died after collapsing in the newsroo...

Andrew Hart

David Carr, Influential New York Times Media Columnist, Dead At 58 | Andrew Hart | Posted 02.13.2015 | Media

New York Times columnist David Carr, one of the most incisive and influential writers on the media business, died Thursday night after collapsing in t...

The Race Back to Actual News

John P. David | Posted 12.17.2014 | Media
John P. David

We need to create new, interesting, and authentic communications for our audiences. We can't just slap our name on the news of the day and call it a blog; and we can't just slap our twist on someone else's work and expect it to make us stand out.

Does Aaron Kushner Have Enough Money to Go the Distance?

Dan Kennedy | Posted 03.23.2014 | Media
Dan Kennedy

Has Orange County Register owner Aaron Kushner run into nothing more than a bit of turbulence from which he can recover?

New York Times Columnist Takes On New Role At Boston University

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | College

BOSTON (AP) — Boston University has landed New York Times media columnist David Carr to fill a new endowed chair dedicated to exploring creative bus...

Human Rights and Objectivism

Helena Okolicsanyi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Helena Okolicsanyi

Journalists are constantly told "don't be biased," "remain objective," and "no opinions." What about reporting on human rights issues? Do the same standards of objectivism apply here?

Michael Calderone

Can The New York Times Retain Top Talent? | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.13.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -- When New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson was in negotiations this past summer to keep stats guru Nate Silver at the paper, his a...

Why It's Wrong to Say It's Wrong to Say Shepard Smith Is Gay

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Sadly, 25 years after the debates over "outing' first began, some journalists still seem to think it's only an invasion of privacy worth writing about when someone's homosexuality is revealed or speculated about -- no matter how many times it's actually been discussed before.

Tech Titans: Look for Community, Not Customers, to Transform Journalism

Sally Duros | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Sally Duros

To my thinking building trust is the key to sustainability of the emerging news and information sphere. Good news and information add value; they do not extract value.

Who's Still Out There?

Posted 09.29.2013 | Sports

By Joel Corry, National Football Post At the start of each NFL season, there are unemployed players that were starters or significant contributors ...

Politico's Acquisition of Capital New York Is Scaring the New York Times

Brian LaSorsa | Posted 11.24.2013 | Media
Brian LaSorsa

Attacking outlets like Capital New York for no other reason than being new to industry might be a fun way for the Times to tout its influence today, but it won't be fun when someone else is sitting atop that throne.

Roger Ebert's Legacy As A Relentless Empire-Builder | Posted 06.08.2013 | Media

At journalism conferences and online, media strivers talk over and over about becoming their own brand, hoping that some magical combination of tweets...