Keyboards went silent in The New York Times Friday as the entire newsroom paused to remember colleague David Carr.
Grieving staffers clustered around The Times’ signature red staircase in the heart of the newsroom for the somber moment just before 4 p.m.
Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet was one of those who spoke at the memorial, according to the newspaper.
“We gathered in the newsroom today for David Carr. Dean Baquet closed with ‘Go report and have fun,’” The Times tweeted from its official account.
Staffers quickly added their own memories of Carr via social media.
“RIP: David Carr in his final email message to me: ‘Life is long and the world is small.’ #davidcarr,” tweeted Elaine Sciolino, in The Times’ Paris bureau.
“Everyone in the newsroom for David Carr’s memorial,” wrote another Times’ employee, posting a black and white picture of the staffers to Instagram.
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SOURCE: NY Daily News, Ginger Adams Otis