The New York Times announces David Carr fellows
The New York Times announced Tuesday that they have chosen three fellows to serve two years in its newsroom.
The Fellowship, established in the memory of late media columnist David Carr after his death last year, was initially going to bring just one person on board to the Times. Instead, the news organization decided to hire John Herrman, co-editor and media reporter for The Awl; Amanda Hess, a staff writer at Slate; and Greg Howard, a reporter for Deadspin.
The three will begin work on March 15 and had been chosen from more than 600 applicants, from countries all over the world and by a panel of Times editors.
“We found these three candidates so compelling that we decided to select all of them,” Dean Baquet, The Times’s executive editor, said. “They are thoughtful, deep reporters. We will learn as much from them as they will from us.”
Herrman, 28, will work with The Times’s media group and write for the Business section. Hess, 30, will join the Culture section, and Howard, 27, will work with The New York Times Magazine and other sections.