New York Times media critic David Carr recently died. MSNBC takes a look at a big week for big media.
Carr died after he “collapsed in the newsroom” on Thursday, according to the Times. He was then taken to St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Carr wrote the best-selling book Night Of The Gun.
The news comes one day after the death of revered 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon in a livery car crash in Manhattan Wednesday night, and caps a week that has affected the journalism industry.
On Tuesday, NBC announced it would suspend anchor Brian Williams for six months without pay after revelations that he claimed to have been on board a Chinook helicopter that went down during the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
Earlier this week, the host of The Daily Show John Stewert announced he would be leaving the program.
Mark Halperin, author and managing editor of Bloomberg Politics, tweeted, “In Latin, we’d call David Carr ‘sui generis.’ In English, we’d call him an American original. In my gut, I’d call him irreplaceable.”