Tim Walker

Tim Walker is The Independent’s Los Angeles correspondent, covering entertainment and other concerns from the West Coast of the US. He was previously a features writer and the editor of the paper’s diary column. His first novel, Completion, is being published in January 2014.

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David Carr, the popular New York Times media columnist, died suddenly at the paper’s newsroom, aged 58

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Amy Pascal recalled the hours after it became clear that Sony had fallen victim to a cyber-attack in November

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