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New York Times columnist David Carr is being mourned by his colleagues in the media.
The respected writer of the Media Equation column died after collapsing in The Times office. He had worked at the newspaper since 2002, and played a prominent role as a subject in the documentary Page One: Inside the New York Times.
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— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 13, 2015
— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) February 13, 2015
— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) February 13, 2015
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
Just beyond devastated at the passing of @carr2n. Admired him as much as any single person in media. Fearless, curious, humane, wise, kind.
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) February 13, 2015
I loved David Carr. Just loved him, in all his crazy, splendid glory. Farewell @carr2n
— Jeffrey Toobin (@JeffreyToobin) February 13, 2015
Sadly, I can confirm NYT media critic David Carr (@carr2n) has died. A terrible stretch for journalists & those who care about journalism.
— David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) February 13, 2015
David Carr, dead at 58. The greatest colleague, mentor and friend to everyone. So, so sad. http://t.co/39jZjCATAy
— Nick Bilton (@nickbilton) February 13, 2015
I saw David Carr host a panel on the future of audio/podcasts at The New School a week ago tonight. He was curious, humble, brash and funny.
— Linda Holmes (@nprmonkeysee) February 13, 2015
— Carl Quintanilla (@carlquintanilla) February 13, 2015
Hard to think of a journalist who wedded the old world with the new — and with as much humility and determination — as well as David Carr.
— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) February 13, 2015
The only person who could adequately express how we all feel is David Carr.
— Ravi Somaiya (@ravisomaiya) February 13, 2015
Dean Baquet on David Carr: “He was our biggest champion…” pic.twitter.com/vIxeTpmmzM
— Michael Roston (@michaelroston) February 13, 2015
Oh, man, R.I.P. David Carr. Beast of a media reporter. Condolences to his family and @nytimes colleagues.
— Peter Rubin (@provenself) February 13, 2015
When I saw a news alert about David Carr, I was horrified; thought maybe he’d taken a buyout. I want to go back to that version of horrified
— Marsha Lederman (@marshalederman) February 13, 2015
Bob Simon… David Carr… I’m just at a loss for words.
— Andy Carvin (@acarvin) February 13, 2015
— Janet Mock (@janetmock) February 13, 2015
I didn’t know David Carr well, only met him once, but he was unfailingly kind in our email exchanges & generous promoting @NiemanLab.
— Joshua Benton (@jbenton) February 13, 2015
Some ppl, when they die, it is hard to believe. Some people, it is *impossible* to believe they are gone forever. David Carr: in the latter
— Mark Halperin (@MarkHalperin) February 13, 2015
— Juana Summers (@jmsummers) February 13, 2015
“Keep typing until it turns into writing”: David Carr’s advice for journalists http://t.co/bd8uK216gy
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) February 13, 2015
Can’t believe David Carr is gone. If you haven’t already, read The Night of The Gun (and everything else he ever wrote.)
— Samantha Bee (@iamsambee) February 13, 2015
Twitter has seen a lot of very sad moments these past 9 years, but this is one of the saddest. What an impact @carr2n had.
— Lexi Mainland (@lexim) February 13, 2015
David Carr is one of the finest journalists and one of the best human beings I’ve ever known.
— a. o. scott (@aoscott) February 13, 2015
David Carr was a rare thing, established and omnipotent, but also so curious and eager to learn, and so supportive of younger writers
— Richard Lawson (@rilaws) February 13, 2015
David Carr taught me just about as much as I could ever hope to learn from one person. Absolutely gutted that he is gone.
— Gabriel Snyder (@gabrielsnyder) February 13, 2015
David Carr was the most generous journalist I’ve ever known–nobody more willing to help his brethren. That was only one of his gifts
— Joe Nocera (@NoceraNYT) February 13, 2015
Think of the qualities you’d want in a colleague: David Carr had them all, plus the ability to surprise you every time he spoke.
— Pete Wells (@pete_wells) February 13, 2015
I loved David so much. He’s been the closest thing I had to a dad. About girls, bosses, life — he always knew what to say, what to do.
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) February 13, 2015
David Carr. There will be none like him again.
— Anthony Bourdain (@Bourdain) February 13, 2015
A world without David Carr is a worse world.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) February 13, 2015
Shocked by the loss of the brilliant, mordant media critic David Carr. A true original. Desperately sad.
— Tina Brown (@TinaBrownLM) February 13, 2015
My Dad used to say “No man knows his time or place.”Another huge loss 4 journalism-David Carr-of @nytimes-quirky, irreverent & insightful.
— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) February 13, 2015
Members of the entertainment industry also paid tribute.
I never met David Carr. Don’t know what to say. I’m so sad. Sorry for all the RTs. But someone crucial & necessary is gone.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) February 13, 2015
Tonight I will play for David Carr. Some of the most exciting/inspiring talks & dinners I have ever had were with him. I am heartbroken.
— Carrie Brownstein (@Carrie_Rachel) February 13, 2015
David Carr was a great writer. So sad to hear this. Literally just read his last piece. See the doc “Page One” to get sense of who he was.
— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) February 13, 2015
Boundless curiosity, intelligence, humor, mischief & style – David Carr had it all. Thanks for making us smarter while you were with us.
— Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) February 13, 2015
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) February 13, 2015
One of the many that are well worth reading: “Me and My Girls” by David Carr: http://t.co/DHXCsHe93o
— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) February 13, 2015
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