NPR’s Andy Carvin, a ‘Distant Witness’ via social media
January 22, 2013
The Arab Spring changed history, and changed the way breaking news is reported around the world and who controls the news. NPR social media chief ANDY CARVIN â€“ â€śthe man who tweets revolutionsâ€ť â€“ offers a unique first-person recap of the Arab Spring in his new book, “Distant Witness: Social Media, the Arab Spring and a Journalism Revolution.” Part memoir, part history, the book includes intimate stories of the revolutionaries who fought for freedom on the streets and across the Internet â€“ stories that would have never been recorded before the days of social media. Carvin experienced a backlash after he tweeted during the coverage of the Newtown, Connecticut, massacre last month, and he’ll talk about that too.
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