NY Times Announces David Carr Fellowship

"We needed a more permanent, lasting way to honor David."

The New York Times has announced a fellowship named for David Carr, the paper’s media columnist who died suddenly in February. The David Carr Fellow will spend two years in the Times’ newsroom covering technology, media and culture.

Dean Baquet, executive editor of the Times, said that the Times will be looking at candidates who share Carr’s passion for telling stories and “People who maybe have an unusual background. David Carr was a recovering drug addict who came to us from the alternative news media world. That’s very unusual for The New York Times.”

Baquet added that the fellowship gave the Times “a more permanent, lasting way to honor David.”

The deadline for applications (apply here) is November 16. The fellowship will begin early next year.