David Carr Makes The Times His Own

December 1st, 2006 by Zach Rodgers

David Carr is the best. He takes big media and makes it personal.

On top of being a solid reporter, he gives damn good interview and often finds a way to work his own story into the larger subject. (See his great October column on the rise of the PC, which is really all about doting on his daughters.)

Today Carr brings back “Carpetbagger,” the awards season video feature he created last winter, with a report from the indie-centric IFP Gotham Awards. True to form, he takes what could have been either a spiritually draining celebrity gawk-fest or a stodgy dissertation on the nature of awards shows and makes it well, all about David Carr.