David Carr joins Boston University

The Boston Globe

New York Times media reporter David Carr will become a professor at Boston University’s College of Communication, Marcella Bombardieri reports. Carr will continue to write for the Times and will teach one class per semester at BU.

His job “appears to be among the first professorships dedicated to evaluating how media organizations can sustain themselves financially as readers and advertisers migrate to the Web, a crisis that has doomed some news organizations and threatens the viability of many others,” Bombardieri writes.

Carr, who once wrote “Having seen many journalism programs up close, I can say that most are escalators to nowhere,” told Bombardieri “a lot of journalism education that is going on is broadly not preparing kids for the world that they are stepping into.” He will teach a class in media criticism next year. He will not have tenure, Bombardieri writes.

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