An inside look at Andy Carvin’s one-man newsroom

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Now online at current.org: A year after Andy Carvin’s groundbreaking coverage of the Arab Spring uprising via social media networks, Carvin remains a rare breed. While more journalists are using Twitter to find stories and connect with sources, Carvin, NPR’s senior strategist on its social media desk, says few use it as he does. He sometimes writes for NPR’s website, but his Twitter activity rarely yields full articles. Instead, the nonstop chatter among his networked community serves as both process and product. “It’s not that I’m just using Twitter and integrating other forms of journalism,” he says. “It’s that I see Twitter as the newsroom where I spend my time.”