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Journalist — First Look Media
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 24, 2014

RT @SethCLewis: Free access RT @Chanders: "Sourcing the Arab Spring: A Case Study of Andy Carvin's Sources" by @SethCLewis & @Hermida http:…

Oct 24, 2014

@thehappylizard @climateprogress dont know details but I and a bunch of other npr staff took buyouts, and others shuffled to fill some holes

Oct 24, 2014

@thejqs @jeremybowers @alykat @mkramer: @CraigSilverman and I have chatted; we’re both Tow Fellows. Also working on something new at 1stlook

Oct 24, 2014

NPR Guts Its Environment And Climate Reporting Team, Becomes ‘Part Of The Problem’ thkpr.gs/3584246 via @climateprogress

Oct 24, 2014

RT @Beltrew: Chatting to a teen in Ennahda rally who casually mentioned her brother died in Syria fighting for ISIS. Middle class,not stereotype #Tunisia



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