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David Carr to Join Boston University

DavidCarrHeadshotDavid Carr, media columnist for The New York Times, is joining the Boston University faculty. Carr will spend two days per week at BU teaching a class per semester in its College of Communication. He’ll also take part in public events.

While at BU, Carr hopes to encourage students to think outside the box. “I think a lot of journalism education that is going on is broadly not preparing kids for the world that they are stepping into,” Carr told the The Boston Globe. “It’s a great time to be involved in journalism, but people have to be warmed up in the right way.”

Carr will fill an endowed chair “dedicated to exploring creative business models to support journalism in the digital era,” reported the Globe.

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David Carr Urges BU Students to Eat Their Wheaties

DavidCarrHeadshotThat’s just one of several great quotes relayed by journalism major Carly Sitrin in her report about the New York Times media columnist’s Monday talk with BU College of Communication students. The Wheaties crack was in reference to students needing every bit of energy to manage and survive today’s frenetic multi-platform world.

Another choice tidbit provided by New Jersey native Sitrin, set to graduate in 2017, is this one:

Despite the herculean task of reporting the news quickly and accurately, Carr remained optimistic. “We are living in an age where the Web is a self-cleaning oven” he said, adding that no matter what, the truth inevitably comes out.

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