Andy Carvin will speak at Stanford’s Liberation Technology Seminar. Carvin’s book, DISTANT WITNESS: SOCIAL MEDIA, THE ARAB SPRING AND A JOURNALISM REVOLUTION, has become a required text for people both inside and outside the journalism arena on how social media has enabled civilians to defend their rights and expose corruption in authoritarian regimes.
Carvin will speak on Oct. 9, 2014 at 4:30-6:00pm. The seminar will also be available online.
Carvin wrote ”Distant Witness: Social Media, The Arab Spring and a Journalism Revolution’, during his time at NPR as a social media strategist. He is now a senior editor at First Look Media.