David Carr to speak at Ohio State

David Carr
David Carr writes the Media Equation column for the Monday Business section of the New York Times.

David Carr, the respected and influential media writer for the New York Times, and one of America’s most recognized journalists thanks to his role in the film Page One, will visit Ohio State University’s School of Communication March 1 as part of the William D. Stewart Lecture Series.

Carr will visit with journalism classes before taking part in a student-led discussion on the future of journalism from 2:15-3:45 p.m., in Room 360 of the Journalism Building.

A native of Minnesota, Carr began working at the Times in 2002 after serving as editor of the Washington City Paper and the Twin Cities Reader, a Minneapolis-based alternative weekly. He has been a contributing writer for The Atlantic Monthly and New York Magazine.

In 2008, he published the book, The Night of the Gun, a memoir written as an investigative journalism piece about his struggle with of addiction and recovery.

Admission to Carr’s session at the Journalism Building, which is co-sponsored by the Ohio State chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists, is free.

For more information, contact Nicole Kraft in the School of Communication.