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10:05 AM ET, February 13, 2015


 Top News: 
New York Times:
David Carr, Times Critic and Champion of Media, Dies at 58  —  David Carr, who wrote about media as it intersects with business, culture and government in his Media Equation column for The New York Times, died at the office on Thursday.  He was 58.  —  For the past 25 years, Mr. Carr wrote about media.
A. O. Scott / New York Times:
David Carr, a Journalist at the Center of the Sweet Spot  —  For a while, a few years ago, there was a weekly video on the New York Times website called The Sweet Spot, taped during off hours in the cafeteria on the 14th floor.  The idea was that it would be an informal …
Max Fisher / Vox:
“Keep typing until it turns into writing”: David Carr's invaluable advice for journalists  —  David Carr, who died on Thursday at the age of 58, was so much more then just the New York Times' media columnist.  He was a guiding light for journalists during some very difficult years for the industry.
Discussion: Fusion, @scmassie and Capital New York
The New York Times Company:
Statements of Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. and Dean Baquet on the death of Times media columnist David Carr  —  Statements on the Death of Times Media Columnist David Carr  —  Statement of Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., publisher of The New York Times on the death of Times media columnist David Carr:
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
David Carr was a fierce rival and a dear friend  —  He was larger than life, a fierce rival and a friend.  —  I initially met David Carr when he first came to New York and was working for Powerful Media, a Web site that arched across the media horizon in 2000.
Discussion: @media_ink
Brian Stelter / @brianstelter:
Anthony De Rosa:
The generosity of David Carr  —  The impression David left on people is indelible.  If you met him once, or if you knew him for years, he was someone you could not forget.  —  The voice, the sly smile, his corny jokes.  David was incredibly kind and generous.  He was also, as Alexis Madrigal said “a bad motherf**ker.”
Discussion: TechCrunch, TimesTalks and @antderosa
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Editors at 11 Time Inc. magazines worked on a print ad campaign for Google Chrome mobile app last fall, CEO Joe Ripp tells investors  —  Time, InStyle Editors Helped Create Print Ads for Google Campaign  —  Cost Cutting Boosts Profits During Fourth Quarter  —  TV and Technology
Discussion: Beet.TV, @mhbergen and Racked
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Tax rules stop Time Inc. from merging until after June 2016, but CEO Joe Ripp reaches out for partners “in a time of industry decline”
Discussion: @adage
Jon Ronson / New York Times:
How One Stupid Tweet Ruined Justine Sacco's Life  —  Credit: Photo illustration by Andrew B. Myers.  Prop stylist: Sonia Rentsch.  —  As she made the long journey from New York to South Africa, to visit family during the holidays in 2013, Justine Sacco, 30 years old and the senior director …
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Crain's New York lays off 40 percent of editorial staff  —  Crain's New York Business on Thursday laid off a dozen reporters and editors — 40 percent of its full-time editorial staff — with publisher Jill Kaplan citing a need to “re-align the brand's costs with its revenues,” …
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Refinery29 Uses Uber to Distribute Print Magazine for Fashion Week  —  30,000 Copies of ‘Editions’ Hit Uber Cars and Select Locations  —  TV and Technology  —  Refinery29 is giving print a try, just in time for New York Fashion Week.  —  The style website has printed 30,000 copies of a 28-page …
Discussion: @verbalplsvisual and PRNewser
Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
NBC News internal probe into Brian Williams continues; third-party investigator may become involved, source says  —  What else has NBC News dug up on Brian WIlliams?  —  Brian Williams' future at NBC News may hinge on just how many other examples of exaggerations and fibs are found.
Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab:
New USA Today Sports app uses push notifications to alert fans to be best current action  —  The upset alert in your pocket: USA Today's new sports app wants to help cure your fear of missing out  —  FOMO — fear of missing out — can reach manic levels when it comes to sports.
Discussion: USA Today and @niemanlab
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Daily Mirror prints apology to phone-hacking victims  —  Paper's parent company Trinity Mirror does not rule out further allegations and triples compensation fund to £12m  —  The Daily Mirror has published its first open apology to the victims of phone hacking and said it has tripled …
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