NPR's Andy Carvin says he coordinates as his Twitter followers dig up and verify information

Poynter.org

As he accepted a Knight-Batten Award on Wednesday, Andy Carvin noted that one way he has been able to become a one-man news agency of uprisings around the world is that his followers on Twitter do a lot of the work. "They dig up information and help him translate and verify," writes Jeff Sonderman. "Carvin’s job is to coordinate that conversation and decide what is important enough to focus on." || Related: Carvin describes how he fights misinformation while live-tweeting; earthquake reminds journalists they risk falling for online hoaxes when news breaks; Sonderman describes how to verify news accounts posted on social media.

  • Steve Myers

    Steve Myers was the managing editor of Poynter.org until August 2012, when he became the deputy managing editor and senior staff writer for The Lens, a nonprofit investigative news site in New Orleans.

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