To his credit, David Carr started the Carpetbagger blog at The New York Times. He had fun figuring out blogging, red carpet videos and making valuable Hollywood connections, but after a few years of seasonal awards coverage he returned to his esteemed weekly Media Equation column and passed the Carpetbagger baton to Melena Ryzik. She in turn has finally burned out on the gig and will stick with general news and features. Now the award season blog goes to metro desk veteran-turned-culture reporter Cara Buckley.
“As a new addition to the department, Cara has already made many of her inimitable talents known, expertly interviewing several of this year’s nominees while doggedly covering the scuttlebutt of the 2014 race,” NYT culture editor Danielle Mattoon wrote in a memo.