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SPJ President Dana Neuts’ statement on death of David Carr


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2/13/2015


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 13, 2015

Contacts:
Dana Neuts, SPJ President, 360-920-1737 (PDT), dneuts@spj.org
Jennifer Royer, SPJ Communications Strategist, 317-361-4134, jroyer@spj.org

INDIANAPOLIS – “The Society of Professional Journalists mourns the loss of The New York Times media columnist David Carr, who passed away Thursday. Carr, 58, was a true champion of the industry and beloved by many of his fellow journalists and readers in New York and beyond.

As the journalism industry went – and continues to go through -- a state of unrest, Carr provided sharp insight and analysis in everything from his columns and other articles to his lectures and interactions with journalism students. He was taken far too soon.

SPJ sends its condolences to Carr’s family, friends and colleagues at The Times.”

Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press. For more information about SPJ, please visit spj.org.

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