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Word of Mouth

How Twitter Changed Journalism (And There's No Going Back)

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To anyone who doesn’t care to Tweet (that would be a whopping 90% of Americans), the massive influence of so few characters seems unlikely. Yet, information disseminated by NPR’s Andy Carvin during the Arab uprising spread across all forms of media, reaching people in ways no one would have expected.

Andywho has been referred to as “Twitter’s Stravinsky”is senior strategist at NPR and author of a new book called “Distant Witness”, which details first-hand how the Arab uprising changed the face of online journalism.  He talks with us about his new book, and the evolving role of social media in breaking and shaping news.

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