NY Times Search for New Media Columnist Continues

Three big names are on the short list of candidates.

The New York Times has been on the lookout for a media columnist since David Carr died suddenly last February. According to Variety, the search has narrowed.

In the running to succeed Carr are New York Times media reporter Jonathan Mahler; NPR media corespondent David Folkenflik; and Vanity Fair contributing editor Sarah Ellison.

Mahler joined the Times’ media desk since last year. He previously worked for Bloomberg View as a sports columnist. Folkenflik has been with NPR since 2004. Ellison was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal before joining Vanity Fair.