Curating a Revolution in Real Time

Where does curation end and advocacy begin? The Feb. 25 edition of On the Media has two segments with NPR staffers who are pushing the boundaries  in new journalism.

Inside the Libyan Diaspora’s Resistance Movement

Protesters in Libya are calling for the end of Muammar al-Qaddafi’s regime – a regime that has kept the country under an information black out for years. That’s why some in the Libyan diaspora feel a special responsibility to aid the flow of information in and out of the country. One member of that diaspora is OTM producer Sarah Abdurrahman. Sarah has spent the week, not as a disinterested journalist, but rather, as a part of the movement. She describes how she, along with friends and family, have been trying to bring about change in Libya from laptops in Washington DC.

Sarah Abdurrahman |  # feb17voices

Andy Carvin and Twitter’s New Journalism

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.

Andy Carvin | @acarvin

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