The Times Announces a Fellowship Named for David Carr
The New York Times announced on Monday that it would sponsor a fellowship in honor of David Carr, the media columnist and reporter who died this year.
The David Carr Fellow, The Times said, will “spend two years in the Times newsroom covering the intersection of technology, media and culture.” It is an opportunity, The Times said, “for a journalist early in his or her career to build upon Mr. Carr’s commitment to holding power accountable and telling engaging, deeply reported stories.”
时报称，戴维·卡尔研究员(David Carr Fellow)“将在时报编辑部工作两年，负责报道科技、媒体和文化的融合”。时报称，这是一个机会，“让处于职业生涯早期的记者可以继承卡尔的遗愿，向当权者问责，写作引人入胜的深度报道”。
The thinking behind the fellowship, said Dean Baquet, the executive editor of The Times, “was that we needed a more permanent, lasting way to honor David.”
Mr. Carr, he said, was an important figure inside and outside the Times newsroom — a source of inspiration to those who had struggled with substance abuse, as Mr. Carr had, and to young journalists.
Mr. Carr’s “Media Equation” column had developed a large following, and he was viewed by many in the industry as a kind of journalistic compass. He was the breakout star of a 2011 documentary about The Times, “Page One,” in which his personal style, recognizable to virtually all at The Times — a blend of insight and scathing wit — became more widely known.
卡尔的专栏“媒体方程式”(Media Equation)形成了一个巨大的读者群，他本人也被很多业内人士当做一种新闻指南针。2011年的一部关于时报的纪录片《头版》(Page One)，让卡尔一夜之间成为明星。他那全体时报同仁都十分熟悉的个人风格——一种洞察力和犀利言语的混合体——开始更多地为外人所知。
For the fellowship, Mr. Baquet said, The Times will be looking for candidates who share his interests, and his openness to new ways of telling stories, “and also 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.”
The fellowship, he said, represents a chance for the newspaper to bring in those who have worked at other outlets, to share their experiences of what he described as “a storytelling revolution” across the industry.
“A lot of it is going on in the New York Times newsroom, a lot of it in other newsrooms, and a lot of it hasn’t happened yet,” Mr. Baquet said. “There’s a new merger of multimedia, great writing, video, even the possibility of 3-D stuff, that is going to transform the way stories are told.”
Mr. Carr died, at 58, after collapsing in the Times newsroom in February. The cause was later revealed to be complications arising from lung cancer. Two months later, he was cited as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for commentary.