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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.

Israeli weapons In Libya? How @acarvin and his Twitter followers debunked sloppy journalism — 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 — 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. our core values — 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.

Who we are and how to reach us — Our Twitter: @reportedly Our team Twitter list: Our Facebook: Our subreddit: Our Medium collection: Malachy Browne (coming aboard late December 2014) Malachy Browne is's Managing Editor and Europe Anchor. He joins from Storyful, where as news editor he led a global team of journalists reporting on international news stories emerging on social networks.

Welcome to! — Let's face it; the world is a messy, complicated place. All too often, coverage of global news is presented as black and white, or seen solely through the eyes of self-styled experts. At, we believe that for all of us to broaden our worldviews, we need to engage more closely with each other, crossing cultural and linguistic boundaries.

Andy Carvin, Senior strategist at Npr

Blast From The Past: Your Shuttle Stories — 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.

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

20 years ago today, I published my first website. But the real epiphany came afterwards. — 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 — 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!"
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Dec 17, 2014

@Amina_Movie I absolutely need a full size copy of that for my office. :-)

Dec 17, 2014

Cool: didn’t know I’d be listed in the cast. RT @Amina_Movie Poster is ready & looks amazing! #theaminaprofile

Dec 17, 2014

RT @AP: BREAKING: Sony Pictures cancels Dec. 25 release of 'The Interview'

Dec 17, 2014

RT @katienotopoulos: *Obama on the phone with North Korean hackers* No, no we paid you to stop James Franco's NOVELS, you idiots

Dec 17, 2014

RT @RobLowe: Saw @Sethrogen at JFK. Both of us have never seen or heard of anything like this. Hollywood has done Neville Chamberlain proud today.

Dec 17, 2014

RT @MMFlint: Oh, hackers, one more thing - I lost like $180K on "Canadian Bacon". Can u do the opposite of what u just did & get it back IN…

Dec 17, 2014

RT @NickMiroff: Ripple effect? Colombia's FARC rebels have declared unilateral cease-fire, indefinitely, via @ReutersLatam

Dec 17, 2014

RT @NickMiroff: Tempting as it may be, I'd caution against seeing Cuba news in context of Venezuela decline. This is the deal Raul has offered for years.

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