NPR’s Andy Carvin, a ‘Distant Witness’ via social media

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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 – “the man who tweets revolutions” – 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 – 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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