New York Times Columnist David Carr Has Died

The esteemed New York Times writer passed away tonight.

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David Carr, whose popular New York Times column Media Equation analyzed media's impact on culture, business and the political sphere, died at his office tonight. He was 58 years old. 

Mr. Carr had been contributing to the Times since 2002. He monitored the fluidity of media, from the evolution of digital to the state of print, film and radio. He never shied away from detailing his personal life and experiences, either. He is survived by his wife, Jill, and their daughters Maddie, Erin and Meagan.

Here is how his media colleagues reacted on Twitter: 


David Carr stood out because at a time when the news industry is struggling for its soul, he exemplified both soul and integrity. RIP

— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) February 13, 2015


My god. Nothing will ever be the same without @carr2n.

— Maria Popova (@brainpicker) February 13, 2015


Two absolute giants in our field, Bob Simon and David Carr, gone this week. Good lord.

— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) February 13, 2015

[Via Gawker]

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