David Carr, Influential New York Times Columnist, Has Died at 58


Correction appended, Feb. 13

David Carr, the veteran New York Times journalist and writer of the newspaper’s much loved Media Equation column, died on Thursday after collapsing in the newsroom.

The 58-year-old journalist joined the Times in 2002 as a business reporter covering the magazine industry, and had been writing extensively about the state of the media and its evolution since then. He also published a book titled The Night of the Gun in 2008, a memoir that documented his recovery from drug addiction.

He had previously worked as a contributing writer to the Atlantic Monthly and New York magazine, and was also a media writer for Inside.com.

Read More: TIME’s 2008 review of The Night of the Gun

Carr’s impact on the media industry and its people was…

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