Andy Carvin

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The Breaking News Consumer's Handbook

Friday, August 01, 2014

In September of 2013 we created a list of best practices that will help you, the media consumer, weed out bad information reported by the media in the wake of mass shootings. Why? Because the news after such events is invariably wrong in key respects.

You can see our print version of the Breaking News Consumer's Handbook by following this link, or you can print it out as a PDF the next time there's a breaking news event.

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The Breaking News Consumer's Handbook

Friday, September 20, 2013

We've decided to bring you a list of best practices that will help you, the media consumer, weed out bad information the next time an event like this takes place.

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On Twitter, Scott Simon's Long Goodbye To His Mother

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

When Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon documented his mother's final days on Twitter, the online community that is so often dismissed for being quintessentially banal embraced Scott's grief in a way we rarely see play out in public.


A Nonstop Tribute To Nelson Mandela

Monday, July 15, 2013

Well-wishers have been offering prayers and tributes to the South African icon at the hospital where he has been treated for more than a month. Mandela turns 95 on Thursday.


The 'Standing Man' Of Turkey: Act Of Quiet Protest Goes Viral

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

After police broke up the protests in Turkey's Taksim Square over the weekend, a new protest has sprung up — but this one is still and silent. A lone man stood motionless in the square for six hours overnight, and soon many others decided to join the "standing man."


In Turkey, Protesters Proudly Call Themselves 'Looters'

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan energized protesters when he called them "looters." The demonstrators have embraced the term, spreading it far and wide on social media.


Can You Hear Me Now? A Lighter Look At NSA Snooping

Thursday, June 06, 2013

As news broke about the NSA collecting telephone records through Verizon, people took to Twitter to voice their opinions. Here's a sampling, ranging from the hilarious to the poignant.


After Two Years In Hiding, A Bahraini Blogger Escapes

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Ali Abdulemam was perhaps the most prominent online activist in Bahrain when he went into hiding in March 2011 to avoid arrest. He recently escaped the Gulf nation and made his first public appearance in more than two years on Wednesday.


Another Boston Bombing Mystery: Who Is @Al_FirdausiA?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The account is one of the most recent followed by Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. It's a mystery who that account belongs to.


A Conversation With the Man Who Tweets Revolutions

Friday, February 01, 2013

Throughout the months of the Arab Spring, the twitter feed of NPR senior strategist Andy Carvin was a one stop shop for keeping up with events in the region--even though Carvin was a world away in Washington D.C. Now Carvin has written a new book about his experience, Distant Witness: Social Media, the Arab Spring and a Journalism Revolution, and sat down with Brooke for a live event to discuss his reporting with social media.


Mazen Dha Nahar el Youm

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Andy Carvin on Tweeting Breaking News

Thursday, January 24, 2013

NPR's Andy Carvin, author of Distant Witness: Social Media, the Arab Spring and a Journalism Revolution, talks with Brian Lehrer about the role of Twitter in reporting and his experience using social media to follow developments during the Arab Spring.

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Haiti and Social Media

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Whereas Twitter played a major role in the 2009 revolutions in Iran, it may not have been that useful during the recent Haiti crisis. Joshua Keating, editor at Foreign Policy, discusses why Twitter may have failed us; and Andy Carvin, Senior Strategist for Social Media at NPR ...

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Above and Beyond

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Compared to Iran, Twitter was not especially useful in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake. Joshua Keating of Foreign Policy and Andy Carvin of NPR's social media desk discuss why some tools prove useful in crisis situations and not in others. Plus, US Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra on government ...