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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.

A woman gets injured in a Starbucks and no one there seems to give a damn.

medium.com — SALT LAKE CITY, NOON, JANUARY 25TH. I was in Salt Lake City yesterday after spending the prior day in Park City, Utah for the annual Sundance Film Festival. I was scheduled to attend a showing at the Salt Lake Public Library later that afternoon, so I decided to camp out at the downtown Starbucks, just a couple of blocks south of Temple Square on Main Street.

Baptism By Fire: What We Learned Covering #CharlieHebdo on Reported.ly

pbs.org — This post originally appeared on Medium and is reprinted here with permission. When Reported.ly 's European team went online Wednesday morning, our reporting operation was less than 48 hours old. We had launched Monday at a measured, almost leisurely pace, our team of six still getting to know each other and learning how to coordinate our work across 10 different time zones.

Baptism By Fire: What We Learned Covering #CharlieHebdo On Our 3rd Day

medium.com — When Reported.ly's European team went online Wednesday morning, our reporting operation was less than 48 hours old. We had launched Monday at a measured, almost leisurely pace, our team of six still getting to know each other and learning how to coordinate our work across 10 different time zones.

reported.ly’s operating hours

medium.com — Since @ reportedly is just a team of six people at the moment, we're not in a position to provide 24/7 coverage. But we're spread out across a number of timezones, so we're going to shoot for a reporting schedule that looks something like this, Monday thru Friday each week: 3am ET: we kick off our day with Asteris Masouras (@ asteris) signing on from Thessaloniki, Greece.

#PressFreedom 2014: Those We Have Lost

In Memoriam: Journalists Killed in 2014

The reported.ly team meets for the first time

medium.com — I wasn't exactly sure what to expect during our first in-person encounter. While I'd met everyone on the team individually, the team as a whole had not. Fortunately, it didn't take long for us to bond and get down to work.

Israeli weapons In Libya? How @acarvin and his Twitter followers debunked sloppy journalism

storify.com — 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

storify.com — 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.

reported.ly: our core values

medium.com — 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.
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Jan 26, 2015

@starbuckshelp Sorry I haven’t had a chance to call yet, but I wrote up the details of the incident here: medium.com/@acarvin/a-wom…

Jan 26, 2015

A woman gets injured in a @Starbucks and no one there seems to give a damn: medium.com/@acarvin/a-wom…

Jan 26, 2015

@ShaunSprouse @ArmedResearch @EliotHiggins Hearing a lot as well but there’s a lot left to be confirmed.

Jan 26, 2015

RT @jongambrellAP: NewsAlert: WASHINGTON (@AP) - Secret Service says a 2-foot 'quad copter' device crashed at White House complex.

Jan 26, 2015

Islamic State group nearly pushed out of Syria's Kobani (from @AP) m.apnews.com/ap/db_289563/c…

Jan 25, 2015

@judiloveslife she and her friends left. Didn’t want to make an issue out of it and I didn’t get their names.

Jan 25, 2015

Ironically, I tripped and nearly fell in the same step entering the downtown SLC Starbucks. A lawsuit waiting to happen, I thought.

Jan 25, 2015

@starbuckshelp your staff @ downtown SLC just ingnored a woman injured inside the store, offered no assistance. Read my timeline for details

Jan 25, 2015

@judiloveslife no. I’m not one of those Starbucks haters just because they’re Starbucks. This was just negligence by one store.



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