RIP David Carr, NYT columnist and author
David Carr, a columnist for The New York Times and one of journalism’s greatest writers to date, died last night. He was a culture reporter, a media columnist, a memoirist, a former drug addict and one of the most vocal advocates for journalism as a field to evolve in order to survive.
In honor of his passing, here is an excerpt from his memoir, “The Night of the Gun.” It includes drug references, so anyone sensitive to that, this is your trigger warning. It is not required reading, but highly recommended for those of you who are having a hard time getting inspiration for your blogs, those of you interested in getting into journalism, or anyone looking for a jolt of inspiration for this week’s writing assignments.
Don’t forget to post a blog before next class, send me your reflections and bring your comparison papers on Wednesday. Stay warm, everyone.