The New York City medical examiner’s office said it will look into the death of New York Times media critic David Carr, who collapsed in the office Thursday night.
The writer known for his Media Equation column, which covered how media intersects with business, culture and government, died at the office Thursday night. He wrote about media for the last 25 years. “He combined formidable talent as a reporter with acute judgment to become an indispensable guide to modern media,” said Times Publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr.
The Internet lowered the barriers to entry for journalism. This has been great for consumers but not the traditional news industry, whose inefficiencies were profits by another name.
The vast wasteland of television has been replaced by an excess of excellence that is fundamentally altering my media diet and threatening to consume my waking life in the process.