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Washington DC
Journalist — First Look Media
As seen in:  First Look Media, NPR, PBS
Covers:  north africa, social media, arab spring, geopolitics, middle east

Real-time news DJ & occasional journalist, but *not* a social media guru. Author of the book Distant Witness. NPR alum, now at First Look Media.

Knight-Batten Award

2011 - Special Distinction Award
Since the beginning of the Arab Spring, NPR's Andy Carvin has pioneered a new form of journalism, using his online followers to piece together and validate real-time reports that documented historic events in the Middle East. By using his Twitter account as a newsgathering operation, he has demonstrated how reporting can be done remotely and created a highly engaged community of more than 50,000 Twitter followers.

Israeli weapons In Libya? How @acarvin and his Twitter followers debunked sloppy journalism — When several news organizations posted stories claiming they had evidence of Israeli munitions being used in Libya, my Twitter followers and I investigated the claims and ultimately debunked them. Here's the story of how we did it and the evidence we found along the way.

The Battle For Tahrir Square — On the night of February 1, Cairo was on a knife's edge. The deaths of so many protesters on January 28 had shaken the public's confidence, leading to larger demonstrations around the country. And for three days running, the Egyptian government had taken the dramatic step of shutting down the Internet, hoping to avoid a repeat of Tunisia. our core values — In the coming weeks and months, we'll roll out our online coverage of news events around the world. Before we do so, we felt it was important for you to get a sense of where we're coming from, so we wanted to share what we consider to be core values.

Who we are and how to reach us — Our Twitter: @reportedly Our team Twitter list: Our Facebook: Our subreddit: Our Medium collection: Malachy Browne (coming aboard late December 2014) Malachy Browne is's Managing Editor and Europe Anchor. He joins from Storyful, where as news editor he led a global team of journalists reporting on international news stories emerging on social networks.

Welcome to! — Let's face it; the world is a messy, complicated place. All too often, coverage of global news is presented as black and white, or seen solely through the eyes of self-styled experts. At, we believe that for all of us to broaden our worldviews, we need to engage more closely with each other, crossing cultural and linguistic boundaries.

Andy Carvin, Senior strategist at Npr

Blast From The Past: Your Shuttle Stories — In ten days, if all goes to plan, Atlantis will return to Earth, marking the end of NASA's 30-year-old shuttle program. The memories made over those three decades are countless; we asked you to share your shuttle stories and photos. And to kick it off, Andy Carvin, NPR's social media strategist, shares his story.

#DontDriveLikeMyBrother: Car Talk's Tom Magliozzi Signs Off One Last Time

20 years ago today, I published my first website. But the real epiphany came afterwards. — It's incredible how time flies. Twenty years ago today, I announced the publication of my first website. We didn't have Facebook or Twitter back then, so I used the most common form of social media at the time - email lists - to spread the word. I still have a copy of that email: Hi everyone.

…And Then She Turned To Whoring — So I was eating breakfast having my coffee, while Kayleigh was telling a story to Sean with a couple of her stuffed animals. I wasn't paying attention to the story but then I distinctly heard Kayleigh say: "...and then she turned to whoring!"
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Dec 21, 2014

@LOrion no need to keep seeing these to me. Thanks...

Dec 21, 2014

Sean stands under the space shuttle. @ National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center,…

Dec 21, 2014

Sean discovers Discovery. @ National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian

Dec 20, 2014

RT @JamilSmith: A New York police union is denying it issued a memo saying the mayor's hands "are literally dripping with blood."

Dec 20, 2014

RT @NickKristof: NYT piece on the horrifying assassination of 2 police officers Some angry police are (unfairly) blaming de Blasio

Dec 20, 2014

RT @mrmedina: Don't let fear or violence further divide our cities. Reject both. Pray for peace. Work for justice. Push for change. — @AntonioFrench

Dec 20, 2014

RT @joshgreenman: Full transcript of de Blasio's and Bratton's remarks tonight:

Dec 20, 2014

RT @BuzzFeedAndrew: Fox News guest Bo Dietl says “these two guys are dead for doing nothing but the guy was resisting arrest in Staten Island.

Dec 20, 2014

RT @ZaidJilani: Even if you could find *an* example of someone praising the police deaths in a city of millions, is it responsible to publish that right now

Dec 20, 2014

RT @NickyWoolf: Silent, solumn salute from the assembled officers as the bodies leave the hospital

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