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AMC Working on Miniseries About Journalist David Carr

With Bob Odenkirk of 'Better Call Saul' playing Carr

(Newser) - A new AMC miniseries will bring the story of the late New York Times writer David Carr onto the small screen, the AP reports. The network is teaming up with Sony Pictures Television to develop a six-episode miniseries on Carr, based on his 2008 memoir The Night of the Gun ... More »

Autopsy: David Carr Died of Lung Cancer

Heart disease was a contributing factor in renowned columnist's sudden death

(Newser) - New York Times media columnist David Carr died of an aggressive form of lung cancer, according to an autopsy performed because of the sudden nature of his death Thursday . Heart disease was a contributing factor, reports the Times . It's unclear if Carr's illness—metastatic small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma... More »

Why David Carr Will Be Missed

Tributes pour in from fellow journalists

(Newser) - A sample of some of the tributes for David Carr, the New York Times media writer who died yesterday at age 58:
  • AO Scott, New York Times : "He managed to see the complexities of digital-age journalism from every angle, and to write about it with unparalleled clarity and wit.
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NYT's David Carr Collapses in Newsroom, Dies

Media columnist was 58

(Newser) - David Carr, author of the New York Times' "Media Equation" column, collapsed and died at his office last night just hours after moderating a " TimesTalks " conversation with Edward Snowden, director Laura Poitras, and journalist Glenn Greenwald on Citizenfour, a documentary about Snowden's NSA leaks. Carr, 58,... More »

NYT's Carr on Firing: 'Lack of Decorum Was Stunning'

Column reveals reason for rift between Abramson, Baquet

(Newser) - Pity David Carr; it can't be easy to write a media column on the New York Times firing Jill Abramson ... for the New York Times . But that's what Carr did today, and it's illuminating, revealing a possible reason for the ouster. The firing was the most "... More »

In Times-Picayune 'Blunder,' Proof Print Isn't Dead

Newspaper acted like 'monopolist,' paved way for new paper: David Carr

(Newser) - New Orleans' venerable newspaper bet against its print business—and in so doing, shot itself in the foot, writes David Carr in the New York Times . The Times-Picayune infuriated the city when it planned to cut print editions to three days a week; now, it's going to print a... More »

Are Magazines Beyond Saving?

Editorial moves may be irrelevant in fading industry: David Carr

(Newser) - Since taking the helm at Newsweek in late 2010, Tina Brown has taken heat for cover stories calling Obama "the first gay president," celebrating restaurants amid a struggling economy, and portraying Michele Bachmann with crazy eyes , among others . But regardless of her editorial choices, Brown may have been... More »

Mayer's Job: Figure Out What Yahoo Is

David Carr's guess: It's all about news

(Newser) - Yahoo is so unsure of its own goals that David Carr wonders "whether the frothy trademark Yahoo! should be replaced with Yahoo?," he writes in the New York Times . Now that Marissa Mayer is onboard as CEO, it's time for the company to define itself. And Carr... More »

Dan Rather: HBO's Newsroom Totally Gets It

Aaron Sorkin's show should guide CNN: David Carr

(Newser) - Early reviews slammed Aaron Sorkin's new HBO show The Newsroom; Emily Nussbaum at the New Yorker , for example, feels it "gets bad so quickly that I found my jaw dropping." But a bona fide TV news legend begs to differ. "The show gets close to... More »

No, Mike Daisey's Apple Lies Were Not OK

David Carr ties retracted story to 'propaganda'

(Newser) - After fabrications emerged in his This American Life story on Apple , Mike Daisey has defended himself by suggesting that his material was theater, not journalism. Host Ira Glass doesn't agree—and neither does David Carr. "Is it OK to lie on the way to telling a greater truth?"... More »

Time to Occupy Newsrooms

Where unfair bonuses are concerned, media firms rival Wall Street: David Carr

(Newser) - USA Today applauded Occupy Wall Street for attacking firms that give “huge bonuses” to execs who makes terrible decisions. The paper’s right—but it’s being hypocritical. Gannett, owner of USA Today, is a champion of “bonus excess despite miserable operations,” David Carr writes in... More »

Rally an 'Odd Choice' for Normally 'Distant' Jon Stewart

Will he be able to maintain his distance from politics after this?

(Newser) - The media have increasingly moved from reporting politics to getting involved in politics, and now even Jon Stewart —“whose career and influence are built on observing politics from a coolly ironic distance”—has been drawn in, writes David Carr in the New York Times . The “Rally... More »

What's the Globe Really Worth?

Some say Times Co. should pay to dump it

(Newser) - With the New York Times Co. said to be looking for a Boston Globe buyer, David Carr polled experts to see what the paper might be worth—a question, he writes in the Times, that reaches beyond the Globe itself as the newspaper industry struggles. Carr got quite a range... More »

Newspapers of the World, Unite: Carr

Collusion could avert disaster—but it won't happen

(Newser) - The newspaper industry is in dire straits, and to fix it, its bosses must “hold hands and jump off the following cliffs together,” writes David Carr in the New York Times. First, end free web access; it will  drive away some readers, but they're not paying for quality... More »

To Save the News, Look to iTunes

Model proves people will pay for what could be free

(Newser) - People expect their news for free these days, but online advertising revenue isn’t enough to support major operations, David Carr writes in the New York Times. But there may be hope for the newspaper industry. A decade ago, people began getting their music illegally. Now, the convenience of iTunes... More »

Young QBs Fall Through Cracks

So much promise is lost to a haphazard training system, bad luck

(Newser) - All too common are the hopeful young quarterbacks who found themselves not taking snaps, the New York Times reports, but instead drifting around the NFL as human debris. Blame insufficient coaching, the win-now mantra of teams these days, or plain bad luck —for whatever reason, there are big problems... More »

Fox Unleashes Attack Dogs on Other Media

Station's PR team jumps at criticism 'like a political campaign'

(Newser) - The Fox News public relations machine makes no bones about skewering those it perceives as foes, writes David Carr in the New York Times. “At Fox News, media relations is a kind of rolling opposition research operation intended to keep reporters in line by feeding and sometimes maiming them,... More »

Drafting a QB #1 Is Pricey Gamble

Peyton Manning was only sure-thing No. 1, coaches say

(Newser) - In less than two weeks, the Miami Dolphins will make the first overall pick of the 2008 NFL draft—and Boston College quarterback Matt Ryan is the likely candidate, the Houston Chronicle reports. Seven of the past nine No. 1s have been QBs, but for every Carson Palmer there's a... More »

Wounded Panthers Lure Vinny Out of Retirement

Testaverde will back up Carr in his 21st season

(Newser) - With Jake Delhomme out for the season—and his oft-sacked understudy David Carr feeling woozy—Carolina scrambled to shore up depth at quarterback, signing a 43-year-old Vinny Testaverde out of retirement. Testaverde won college football's Heisman trophy in 1986, the year that one of his new teammates, rookie receiver Dwyane... More »

Delhomme Opts For Surgery

Carr will steer division-leading Carolina for the rest of the season

(Newser) - After a disappointing throwing session today, Panthers gunslinger Jake Delhomme will undergo season-ending surgery on his right elbow, ceding the starting spot to Houston castoff David Carr, who himself played through serious back pain to lead Carolina over New Orleans last weekend. Delhomme, a Pro Bowler, will require a rehab... More »

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