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April 10, 2007

New York Times Columnist Will Speak April 16 On Media Convergence

New York Times columnist David Carr will speak at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 16, in Shambaugh Auditorium, located in the University of Iowa Main Library. During his lecture, "Reporting In A Multi-Platform Age: I'm Typing As Fast As I Can," Carr will discuss how journalism is evolving with changing times.

The lecture, co-sponsored by the Collegiate Readership Program and the UI Lecture Committee, will be free and open to the public. Carr will take questions following his presentation.

His visit to UI is part of the Collegiate Readership Program, coordinated by USA Today, which allows students to receive copies of USA Today, the Iowa City Press-Citizen, Des Moines Register, Chicago Tribune and New York Times through the payment of a single student fee. More information on the CRP can be found on the Web at

Carr writes a column for the Monday Business section of the New York Times that focuses on media. He is also is a general assignment reporter in the culture section of the Times.

For the past 25 years Carr has been writing about media as it intersects with business, culture and government. Before he joined the Times in 2002, he was a contributing writer for the Atlantic Monthly and New York magazine.  Previously, he was a reporter for, a media news site.

Before coming to New York, Carr was the editor of the Washington City Paper, an alternative weekly in Washington, D.C., from 1995 until 2000.  He came to Washington from the Twin Cities Reader, a now-closed alternative weekly in Minneapolis, where he was editor from 1993 until 1995. Carr began his career as a reporter at The Reader.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Student Services in advance at 319-335-3557.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Program: Office of the Vice President for Student Services, 319-335-3557; Media: George McCrory 319-384-0012,