Friday February 13, 2015

The Next Big Thing Has Finally Arrived - David Carr

David Carr, delivering the 2013 Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism. Photo credit: St. Thomas University.

David Carr, delivering the 2013 Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism. Photo credit: St. Thomas University.

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New York Times media columnist David Carr died suddenly yesterday, on the floor of the newsroom, at the age of 58. In 2013, Mr. Carr delivered the Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism. We're repeating that lecture today, in memory of David Carr.
 

The challenge for media is: fight your way out of the clutter, be the signal amidst the noise. -- David Carr


For years, people proclaimed that the Internet was going to completely transform media. In 2013, it actually happened. That's the argument of The New York Times media columnist David Carr who delivered the 2013 Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism at St. Thomas University in Fredericton. He argues that the campfires built by traditional media companies are going out and new methods of content creation and distribution are taking hold.


10 Books From David Carr's list of 100 Must Read Books

Something Happened and Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut

Rabbit is Rich by John Updike

Electric Kool Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe

The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

Play It as It Lays by Joan Didion

The Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Pachett

Light in August by William Faulkner

The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe