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Washington DC
Journalist — First Look Media
As seen in:  NPR
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.
Sep 30, 2014

Secret Service agent who tackled intruder was off duty wapo.st/1vseozc

Sep 30, 2014

Man with gun, criminal record was on elevator with Obama wapo.st/1rDYTER

Sep 30, 2014

“Sean, it’s time to go to bed.” “But I want to stay up and talk for 6 more mins.” “So whadya want to talk about?” *Sean begins to snore*

Sep 30, 2014

RT @CDCgov: #Ebola is spread by direct contact w/bodily fluids of a sick person or exposure to contaminated objects, like needles pic.twitter.com/lVjLoWYBki

Sep 30, 2014

Winning Syrian hearts and minds: White House exempts Syria airstrikes from tight standards on civilian deaths news.yahoo.com/white-house-ex… via

Sep 30, 2014

Newsweek adds plagiarism warning to Fareed Zakaria articles politico.com/blogs/media/20… via @POLITICO

Sep 30, 2014

Reporter Q: What can you do to reassure ppl who were on the same flight? CDC Director: Well, they could call us. #wronganswer



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