IAmA columnist and reporter on media and culture for the New York Times.
Greetings reddit: This is David Carr. Here is my proof that I exist and it is me.
My first job in journalism was at weekly in Minneapolis that's gone now and my worst job ever was making jelly beans. I write a column every week for the business section called the Media Equation and frequently contribute to the Sunday Arts and Leisure section. I blog at Media Decoder, spend way too much time on Twitter, and have no understanding of Facebook, probably because I lack friends, or at least the kind I want to send pictures of my dog or children to. I wrote a memoir called The Night of the Gun in which I interviewed and videotaped people from my feckless past. I smoke cigarettes and ride bikes, though never at the same time.
I did not know Aaron Swartz, but like many others, wonder about the values of a culture that chooses to prosecute him for alleged informational crimes while bankers implicated in massive frauds against the public still frolic. Given that I am doing an AMA on reddit and rely on RSS every day, I’m struck by the fact that in some respects, it’s Aaron’s world and I’m just typing into it.
I like to talk about creaky old media, insurgent new media, movies, television, politics, all aspects of pop culture. Ask. Me. Anything. I'll be taking all comers at 2 p.m. EST.
And. We. Are. Live.
And. We. Are. Done. Will stop back later to look around for stuff I didn't get to, but I need to get back to typing on something that will please my betters and keep my creditors, if not redditors, happy.