Andy Carvin on Tweeting Breaking News

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Andy Carvin, NPR's senior product manager for online communities, and author now of Distant Witness: Social Media, the Arab Spring and a Journalism Revolution, talks about the role of Twitter in reporting and about his experience using social media to follow developments during the Arab Spring.

→ EVENT: Andy will be speaking to OTM's Brooke Gladstone live on Tuesday, Jan 29th at 7 in The Greene Space. More Info


Andy Carvin

Comments [3]

Amy from Manhattan

One of the things I appreciated most in the early days of the revolution in Egypt was that the social-media-connected protestors also went knocking on doors to spread the word among poorer & older Egyptians who were not as likely to have Internet access, so they could join the protests.

Jan. 24 2013 11:49 AM
Jenna from UES

I don't want to question the validity of social media in journalism, but what about building trust with the audience. After watching outlets like the New York Times get duped by Manti T'eo and one-upped by a blog, who is the public supposed to listen to?

Jan. 24 2013 11:39 AM

Does Andy have any thoughts about Google+, its role in the mix of world affairs, and why he hasn't posted there in over 3 months?

Jan. 24 2013 11:32 AM

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