CUNY J-Press Author, Andy Carvin, On Keynote Panel For Digital Media Conference, a unique newswire that uses social media platforms for real-time news reporting, will be featured for the closing keynote at this year’s 2016 Online News Association Conference, a meet-up of the world’s largest membership organization of digital journalists. As the newswire will close in August, the keynote panel will focus on its formation and next steps while it parts ways with First Look Media.’s Editor-In-Chief Andy Carvin will speak on the panel along with other key members of’s staff. Carvin made news when, as an NPR correspondent, he live tweeted the Arab Spring Revolution. He later wrote about his experience in the book Distant Witness, published by the CUNY Journalism Press. To order the book, click here. To read more about the conference and register, click here.