David Carr
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David Carr


David Carr writes the Media Equation column for the Monday business section of The New York Times that focuses on media issues including print, digital, film, radio and television. He also works as a general assignment reporter in the Culture section of The Times covering all aspects of popular culture.

For the past 25 years, Carr has been writing about media as it intersects with business, culture and government.

He began working at The Times in 2002 covering the magazine publishing industry for the business section. Prior to that, Carr was a contributing writer for The Atlantic Monthly and New York Magazine. In 2000, he was the media writer for Inside.com, a web news site focusing on the business of entertainment and publishing.

Before coming to New York, Carr served as editor of the Washington City Paper, an alternative weekly in Washington DC, for five years. From 1993 to 1995, Carr was editor of the Twin Cities Reader, a Minneapolis-based alternative weekly, and wrote a media column there as well.

Carr is author of The Night of the Gun, a memoir of addiction and recovery that used reporting to fact check the past.