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February 13, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Celebrated New York Times media columnist (“The Media Equation”) David Carr collapsed in the newsroom Thursday night and was later pronounced dead at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital. Earlier in the evening he had presided over a panel discussion of the Oscar-nominated documentary Citizenfour with filmmaker Laura Poitras and former Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald seated next to him and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, the subject of the film, appearing via video hookup from Russia. Times editor Dean Baquet disclosed Carr’s death in a memo to staff:

“I am sorry to have to tell you that our wonderful, esteemed colleague David Carr died suddenly tonight after collapsing in the newsroom. A group of us were with his wife, Jill, and one of his daughters, at the hospital. He was the finest media reporter of his generation, a remarkable and funny man who was one of the leaders of our newsroom.”

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