David Carr was in his mid-20s when he took his first big step on the path that would eventually lead him to the New York Times. It was 1982.
David Carr, the media reporter and constant ambassador for the New York Times,died Thursday night after collapsing in the newsroom in Manhattan. Carr never worked at Slate and, as far as we can tell, hasn’t written for us since participating in a Breakfast Table in 1999. (It’s mostly lost to CMS evolution, although you can still see his old bio: “David Carr is the editor of the Washington City Paper.”)
The media world was very different in 2002, when David Carr published his first article in The New York Times
Over the last decade David Carr poured buckets of advice on me. He counseled me through my first and second book. Helped me find a hidden…
The impression David left on people is indelible. If you met him once, or if you knew him for years, he was someone you could not forget.
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Editor’s note: Spot.us, funded in the second ever Knight News Challenge back in 2008, was an early innovator in crowdfunding journalism. Think Kickstarter before Kickstarter. But despite its early start, it seemed to lose momentum, with projects growing fewer in number.
In 2011, it was acquired by American Public Media, which wasn’t quite sure what to do with it. APM did an evaluation that tried to better understand the crowdfunding-for-journalism world in 2015. This, written by APM’s Joellen Easton, is the fruit of that process, which injects numbers and analysis into what sometimes has been an airy discussion.
The rumors began with a single tweet last October: A Twitter user in India posted an image of a Kurdish fighter, Rehana, he claimed had killed more than 100 ISIS fighters.
Canadian Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy was released from an Egyptian prison on Friday, after spending more than a year behind bars on terror-related charges in a case that was denounced as a sham by rights groups and the international community. He was let out pending a retrial.
The communication platform, Courage for Tamaulipas, and Ecuadorian sketch artist, Xavier “Bonil” Bonilla, were the only Latin Americans nominated at the Index Freedom of Expression Awards, which recognizes organizations and individuals in the fight against censorship.
There’s a new news app that’s made quite a splash. From headlines like“Timeline Is A Beautiful News App That Makes It Easy To See The History Behind A Story” to being Apple’s best app of January, Timeline’s gotten a warm welcome.
— Timeline (@Timeline_Now) February 6, 2015
One question that’s been asked a lot since Jeff Bezos bought The Washington Post is how involved he is in the newspaper’s evolution. Bezos hasn’t spoken in much detail about the subject. (One of his relatively few public comments about his ownership starts at 42:45 of this Business Insider video.) Media references to the Post’s real successes of the past year sometimes seem to give credit to his magical touch — but how engaged is he, really, given that other pretty big company he owns?
Tablet magazine announced in a blog post yesterday that they’ll be taking an unusual step to deal with sometimes unruly commenters: charging readers who want to submit — or even view — comments on their site.
— Susan E. Shepard (@SusanElizabeth) February 9, 2015
Editor Alana Newhouse wrote that the new talk-back charge is aimed at heightening the discourse on the website.
“We’re all one, one culture,” said 21-year-old student Yusor Abu-Salha last year in an interview recorded by the StoryCorps project about growing up in the United States.
Four days after three college students were shot dead in their Chapel Hill, North Carolina, apartment, U.S. President Barack Obama offered his and first lady Michelle Obama’s condolences to the victims’ loved ones, stating, “We are all one American family.”