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Andy Carvin on Tweeting Revolutions

Friday September 24 2021 • 10:27am - 10:27am ET

Brooke Gladstone, host and managing editor of On the Media, sat down recently with NPR’s Andy Carvin to talk about his pioneering work using Twitter to report revolutions around the world.

One of Gladstone’s first questions of Carvin: asking him to nail down how he professionally labels himself.

“I’m a storyteller who works at a news organization who commits acts of journalism,” said Carvin, author of Distant Witness: Social Media, the Arab Spring and a Journalism Revolution.

Watch an excerpt of the Jan. 29 discussion above, as Carvin talks to Gladstone about venturing into the unchartered territory of tweeting revolutions and the emotional toll it sometimes took on him. Here, he remembers Mo Nabbous, the citizen journalist who started TV Libya Alhurra with his laptop and was assassinated a month later.

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