New York Times Names Three David Carr Fellows

The inaugural class of David Carr Fellows was announced this morning.

The inaugural class of David Carr Fellows was announced this morning. (Photo: Kimberly White/Getty Images)

When The New York Times David Carr Fellowship was announced in September, the plan was to choose one recipient who would spend two years at the Times media desk.

But after combing through 600 applications, the Times announced today that three journalists had been named as David Carr Fellows, and will work at different desks throughout the newsroom for the next two years.

John Herrman, a co-editor of The Awl who focuses on the Internet and technology, will write for the Times Media and Business Day desks. Amanda Hess, a staff writer at Slate who focuses on Internet culture, will write for the paper’s culture desk. Greg Howard, a staff writer at Deadspin who covers race and sports, will write for The New York Times Magazine, along with other desks.

In a press release, Times executive editor Dean Baquet called the three candidates “thoughtful, deep reporters.”

“We will learn as much from them as they will from us,” Mr. Baquet said.

“On behalf of the Carr family, we congratulate Amanda, Greg and John and can’t wait to see their work on the written page, on the screen or in a nascent medium that’s yet to be explained,” Jill Rooney Carr, David Carr’s widow, said in the release.

Carr, who died last February, was a media columnist for the Times and a professor of communications at Boston University. Many young writers in and out of the Times newsroom considered him a mentor.

The Carr fellows will join the Times newsroom on March 15.

New York Times Names Three David Carr Fellows