Tag: andy carvin

by Sonia Paul

Five years ago this spring, Andy Carvin, then working for NPR, found himself in the thick of the Arab Spring as he became immersed in curating tweets, verifying footage online and corresponding with journalists and activists on the ground via social media. Within a matter of months, he said, it got to the point where […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Inside the decentralized news network: Reported.ly’s new model for journalism (Tom Watson / Forbes) 2. A mile wide, an inch deep: On murky metrics (Ev Williams / Medium) 3. FCC launches consumer complaint help site (Tom Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable) 4. You can finally get ESPN on the Web, for $20 a month […] more »

by Madeleine Bair

This is the second in a two-part series. Click here to read part one. “The rise of UGC means many journalists’ roles will change. Rather than being the sole bearers of truth, journalists will be required to allow more space for people to tell their own stories directly.”  – Tow Center for Digital Journalism report […] more »

by Angela Washeck

Veteran journalist Andy Carvin gained fame by using Twitter for blanket real-time coverage of the Arab Spring revolutions. Based in NPR’s newsroom at the time, Carvin led one of the most memorable examples of crowdsourced reporting efforts ever seen in the industry, collaborating with sources knowledgeable about the Middle East conflict and Arabic dialects, while […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Google goes to war on ‘fraudulent’ YouTube video views (Stuart Dredge / The Guardian) 2. Andy Carvin joins Pierre Omidyar’s First Look Media (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 3. Gannett earnings report hints at a coming problem with paywalls (Rick Edmonds / Poynter) 4. Apple, U.S. clash in court over e-books antitrust monitor (Joseph Ax […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. AP’s Carvin: News battle near for Twitter, Facebook (Michael Depp / NetNews Check) 2. Guardian deletes Emma Keller post about cancer patient (Sam Kirkland & Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 3.  Boston Globe Media Partners launches pioneering program to support local non-profits (Business Wire) 4. Apple loses bid to block antitrust monitorship (Nate Raymond / […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. BuzzFeed’s video strategy relies on identity, emotion and sharing content as communication (Caroline Donovan / Nieman Lab) 2. The phone that helped Andy Carvin report the Arab Spring is now in the Smithsonian (Vicky Gan / Smithsonian Magazine) 3. Consumer Reports restructures to survive in the digital era (Jim Romenesko) 4. Google Plus remains […] more »

by Andy Carvin

Here’s the transcript of a talk I gave at the International Symposium for Online Journalists in Austin, Texas last Friday. We Messed Up Now as many of you know, I’m usually I’m not at a loss for words. But I really struggled to decide what to talk about today, especially in the wake of the […] more »

by A. Adam Glenn

Andy Carvin is the “war reporter who never attended the war.” And indeed, NPR’s senior social media strategist came to the attention of the journalism and wider world in a unique fashion during the Arab Spring, tweeting virtually around the clock while monitoring half a dozen revolutions in the region — all from his perch […] more »

by Jenny Hauser

When young Arabs took to the streets of North Africa in 2011 to fight for democracy armed with Internet-connected mobile phones, few, if any, were there to shake the foundations of traditional news reporting. But their YouTube videos and other social media content have become a staple of news coverage from the region. Even the […] more »