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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.

Spending The Night At Luke Skywalker's House in Tunisia, Pt 2

youtube.com — Luke Skywalker's house is a real place. George Lucas called it the Lars Homestead in Star Wars, but in real life, it's a hotel in Matmata, Tunisia.

Spending The Night At Luke Skywalker's House in Tunisia, Pt 1

youtube.com — Luke Skywalker's house is a real place. George Lucas called it the Lars Homestead in Star Wars, but in real life, it's a hotel in Matmata, Tunisia.

20 years ago today, I published my first website. But the real epiphany came afterwards.

medium.com — 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

medium.com — 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!"

Andy Carvin talks about his work at NPR, The Tow Center and First Loo…

slideshare.net — Andy Carvin talks about how he used social media at NPR to cover the Arab Spring, his research at Columbia University's Tow Center for Digital Journalism, and ...

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Cairo, Summer '11

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Wanna work with me at First Look? I’m hiring.

medium.com — For those of you looking for a new and exciting gig, I'm putting together a team of half a dozen or so journalists to embed themselves as hosts and producers on various social media platforms, not unlike what I did on Twitter during the Arab Spring.

Don't mess with Kayleigh.

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Oct 31, 2014

Poor toddler on the Metro dressed head to toe in a Holstein cow costume screaming his head off. I feel for ya, kid.

Oct 31, 2014

@naunihalpublic I know. But I’m not going to claim details that haven’t been sourced yet, even though that’s the most likely scenario.

Oct 31, 2014

"Given a chance to speak, Mr. Ghomeshi insisted he had done nothing wrong. His employment was terminated on the spot.” Unanimous decision.

Oct 31, 2014

“Yet Mr. Ghomeshi remained unrepentant. He was let go…” theglobeandmail.com/news/national/…

Oct 31, 2014

"What they saw, in their opinions, was far more aggressive and physical than anything they had been led to believe” theglobeandmail.com/news/national/…

Oct 31, 2014

To prove innocence, Ghomeshi’s lawyers showed CBC pics of sexual encounters. “[T]he CBC managers were taken aback" theglobeandmail.com/news/national/…



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