David Carr has written about media for over 25 years, from his early days in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Washington, D.C., to his current post at The New York Times, where he’s been for almost a decade. His weekly column, "The Media Equation," covers all aspects of journalism and culture, especially the always-evolving world of online news; his recent work has questioned the rise of Twitter activism, investigated the failure of Tribune media, and mused on Louis C.K.'s successful experiment in self-distributed comedy. In 2008 he published a memoir, The Night of the Gun: A Reporter Investigates the Darkest Story of his Life — His Own, in which he meticulously excavated the facts he'd forgotten about his years as a drug abuser and single father. These days he lives in New Jersey and tweets frequently as @carr2n (read it aloud). Our conversation touched on everything from the future of The New York Times, to political secrecy in the age of WikiLeaks, to why he no longer bothers with the web.
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