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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 30, 2014

Thomas M. Menino, Boston’s Longest-Serving Mayor, Has Died fw.to/EyioFQh

Oct 30, 2014

@B_Spangdang Believe what you want, but they weren’t. No point in arguing since I won’t be able to change your mind.

Oct 30, 2014

RT @CarnegieEndow: Read an excerpt from @DJRothkopf's new book “National Insecurity: American Leadership in an Age of Fear.” ceip.org/1tilzvu

Oct 30, 2014

@marynmck @itsjina more of a Les Mis Do-You-Hear-The-People-Sing uh-oh. They stormed parliament and forced the pres to not run again.

Oct 30, 2014

RT @drewfhinshaw: The people of Burkina Faso have literally burned their government to the ground. Incredible. City hall, parliament, among others, in smoke.

Oct 30, 2014

RT @TonyKaron: Netanyahu is not paralyzed by fear, he's pursuing a strategy designed to thwart Palestinian statehood 972mag.com/netanyahus-sta…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @BarakRavid: BREAKING: FM Lieberman slams Swedish recognition of Palestine: Middle East peace is more complicated than IKEA build it yourself furniture

Oct 30, 2014

RT @chrisgeidner: Also: First person to use the headline, "Apple's Tim Cook: iGay," you're either fired or promoted. I haven't decided yet.

Oct 30, 2014

RT @marynmck: #ebolaantinoia RT @AP: BREAKING: Nurse defies state's forced quarantine, goes for bike ride with her boyfriend in Maine.



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