David Carr (journalist)

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David Carr
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Born David Michael Carr
(1956-09-08) September 8, 1956 (age 58)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Residence Montclair, New Jersey
Alma mater University of Minnesota
Occupation Writer, columnist, memoirist
Spouse(s) Jill

David Michael Carr (born September 8, 1956)[1] is an American columnist and author. He writes the Media Equation column and covers culture for The New York Times. In 2014, he was named the Lack Professor of Media Studies at Boston University, a part-time position.


Carr was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and raised in nearby suburb Minnetonka. He attended the University of Minnesota, where he double-majored in Psychology and Journalism.[2] Carr is a former editor of the Twin Cities Reader and the Washington City Paper. He is featured prominently in the 2011 documentary Page One: Inside the New York Times.

In his 2008 memoir, The Night of the Gun, he detailed his past experiences with cocaine addiction and includes interviews with people from his past, tackling his memoir as if he were reporting on himself. The story was excerpted in The New York Times Magazine.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Carr currently resides in Montclair, New Jersey, with his wife, Jill. They have three children.[4] He describes himself as a church-going Roman Catholic.[5]



  1. ^ "Profile: David Carr". Cityfile. Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ Aaron Sorkin. "Culture: David Carr". Interview. Retrieved September 8, 2011. 
  3. ^ David Carr (July 20, 2008). "Me and My Girls". The New York Times. Retrieved July 19, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Times Topics: People David Carr". The New York Times. 2011. Retrieved July 19, 2011. 
  5. ^ http://www.npr.org/2011/12/28/144073696/david-carr-a-media-omnivore-discusses-his-diet

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