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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.

It was all a hoax: Slow-Mo analysis of Syrian boy getting "shot"

youtube.com — News organizations around the world lauded the heroism of a boy getting shot (or pretending to get shot) then rescuing his sister. It was a hoax filmed in Malta by a Norwegian director, and watching it in slow motion should have set off red flags immediately.

Blast From The Past: Your Shuttle Stories

npr.org — 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.

Syrian boy slo-mo analysis

youtube.com — Analysis of footage appearing to show boy shot, then saving a girl in Syria.

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

storify.com — A Social Media Story storified by Andy Carvin

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 ...

Flickr - Photo Sharing!

flickr.com — Explore andycarvin's photos on Flickr. andycarvin has uploaded 38653 photos to Flickr.
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Nov 21, 2014

Barbie computer engineer story withdrawn after sexism row gu.com/p/43g8b

Nov 21, 2014

Bill Cosby’s interview with AP shows power and privilege in operation wapo.st/1uZj5mc

Nov 20, 2014

RT @asteris: .@EthanZ reporting on @h0d3r's arrest, and @acarvin researching it, Nov. 19 2008 ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2008/11/1… took ~20 days to even find out

Nov 20, 2014

RT @tomgara: Uber's job description for opposition researcher it was hiring: "Your mission is to identify and weaponize the facts" buzzfeed.com/johanabhuiyan/…

Nov 20, 2014

@denpostdana No, that includes trip to LA by way of ATL. 27 hrs total.



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