NYT Media Reporter Touts PBS, MSNBC's 'Up,' Brian Williams
New York Times media reporter David Carr gave an interview to the liberal blog Talking Points Memo about his usage of media and his thoughts on it. He said he routinely reads his newspaper and The Wall Street Journal, and is reading a book by Kurt Andersen, who hosts an NPR show called Studio 360.
When asked who was doing good TV journalism, it was a pretty tilted list. It started with ABC's Jake Tapper, and then slanted over to Brian Williams, PBS, and MSNBC's weekend show with Chris Hayes of The Nation:
Who’s doing good journalism on TV?
I used to work with Jake Tapper. I did a column that was off his reporting, about use of the Espionage Act. I just saw a very cool FRONTLINE thing on the financial crisis. I thought it was awesome. It made me think of the power of video and storytelling. I’m a Brian Williams watcher, but I’m usually still at work when he’s on. I’ve been setting the DVR on the weekends and watching Up with Chris Hayes. He’s sort of up to something else.