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Andy Carvin

Andy Carvin appears in the following:

The Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Active Shooter Edition

Friday, August 01, 2014

The rampant misreporting that follows mass shootings is so predictable that OTM has looked at how news consumers can avoid getting bad information. 

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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

Fans of NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday no doubt noticed the absence of longtime host Scott Simon in recent weeks. What started as a well-earned vacation took a somber turn, as Scott told his Twitter followers on July 16 that his mother was in need of an emergency operation. "I ...

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A Nonstop Tribute To Nelson Mandela

Monday, July 15, 2013

They have assembled in front of the hospital by the dozens: church groups, families, even a motorcycle club, their engines revving at full throttle. Mothers encouraged their shy children to squeeze through the crowd and place a bouquet of flowers at the base of a makeshift shrine. A member of ...

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

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

As protests against the Turkish government enter their third week, activists are taking increasingly creative measures to maintain their momentum.

Over the weekend, police removed their tent city and re-opened Istanbul's Taksim Square to traffic, while maintaining a strong presence in the area. This might have seemed ...

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In Turkey, Protesters Proudly Call Themselves 'Looters'

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has shown no sympathy for the tens of thousands of protesters who've taken to the streets across the country. In fact, he seems to have energized the protesters by calling them capulcu, or "looters" in Turkish.

Demonstrators have gleefully embraced the label, spreading it ...

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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. As an experiment, NPR senior strategist Andy Carvin asked his followers to respond to the hashtag #CallsTheNSAKnowsAbout. Their responses ranged from the hilarious to the poignant.

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After Two Years In Hiding, A Bahraini Blogger Escapes

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Arab world was aflame in March 2011. Longtime rulers in Tunisia and Egypt had been toppled. NATO was poised to attack Libyan government forces. The Syrian uprising was just beginning. And on the small island nation of Bahrain, the government was cracking down on pro-democracy protesters.

Across Bahrain, protest ...

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Another Boston Bombing Mystery: Who Is @Al_FirdausiA?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

(Andy Carvin, NPR's senior strategist for social media, sends us this dispatch about a Twitter account that may hold clues in understanding the surviving Boston bombing suspect.)

Social media became a large part of the story last week as amateur sleuths scoured the Internet for clues about the Boston ...

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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 experi...

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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 ...