Twitter and Facebook have been conduits of information throughout the protests in the Arab world. But that news has been atomized, second by second accounts coming from hundreds of unknown sources. Into that relentless stream has stepped NPR’s Andy Carvin, who’s become a one-stop clearinghouse of news by vetting sources and trying to verify individual tweets. Carvin explains how Twitter’s political utility has also created a new kind of journalism.
Entries from February 2011 ↓
February 14th, 2011 — farnsworth
I will be contributing to the posts from time to time. As many of you know, this spring I am teaching Comm351-001/News Writing & Reporting and Comm590-002/Mass Media & Social Influence, a grad course.
My office is located in 149 Science & Tech II. I have office hours on T/R from 1:30-2:30 p.m. I hope to see many of you there.
– Dr. Stephen Farnsworth