New York Times names media columnist to replace David Carr

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The New York Times announced on Tuesday that Jim Rutenberg will be its next media columnist.

Rutenberg, the paper's chief political correspondent for the Sunday magazine, will replace David Carr who died last February.

"Our hunt for David's successor has been exhaustive, and we were privileged to have had extraordinary candidates from both inside and outside The Times," the newspaper's executive editor, Dean Baquet, and its business editor, Dean Murphy, said in a joint memo to staff. "Jim brings to the job a passion for the story, a track record in covering the industry and the experienced eye of an astute observer."

Rutenberberg joined The Times in 2000, from The New York Observer.

Carr died on Feb. 12, 2015, after collapsing in the Times newsroom. He had been diagnosed with pneumonia, and died of complications from metastatic lung cancer

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DUBLIN, IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: In this handout image supplied by Sportsfile, David Carr, Journalist and Author, The New York Times speaks on stage during Day 3 of the 2014 Web Summit at the RDS on November 6, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Barry Cronin / SPORTSFILE via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 16: (R-L) Actor Chris Rock and journalist David Carr attend a TimesTalks at TheTimesCenter on December 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: David Carr, Columnist/Reporter The New York Times attends 'Do Algorithms Dream of Viral Content?' during the 2014 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Austin Convention Center on March 10, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jon Shapley/Getty Images for SXSW)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Actress Constance Zimmer and Journalist David Carr attends The Weinstein Company & Netflix's 2014 Golden Globes After Party presented by Bombardier, FIJI Water, Lexus, Laura Mercier, Marie Claire and Yucaipa Films at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: (L-R) Journalist David Carr participates in a discussion at the New York Times 2013 DealBook Conference in New York at the New York Times Building on November 12, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for The New York Times)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 05: Journalist David Carr (L) and daughter Erin Carr attend the New Yorker Festival 2013 party at The Standard on October 5, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The New Yorker)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: Journalist David Carr speaks onstage at Gates Of Heaven, Gates Of Hell during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Hilton Austin on March 10, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Sean Mathis/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 09: Journalist David Carr speaks onstage at A Conversation With Danny Boyle during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Austin Convention Center on March 9, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Hutton Supancic/Getty Images for SXSW)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 27: Journalist David Carr speaks at the Cinema Cafe 7 at Filmmaker Lodge during the 2011 Sundance Film Festival on January 27, 2011 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
New York Times journalist David Carr poses for a photograph as he arrives for the French premiere of the documentary "Page One: A Year Inside The New York Times," in Paris, Monday, Nov. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
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