Andy Carvin is a married man with a lovely family. He is currently residing near Washington DC with his wife Susanne Cornwall Carvin, two kids, two dogs and two cats. His wife Susanne Cornwall Carvin works as a film producer.
Andy Carvin was born on July 30, 1971, in Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America. Andy graduated from Northwestern University with a BS in rhetoric in 1993. A year later, he worked for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. He also graduated from Northwestern University with a MA in telecommunications policy.
Andy Carvin authored the website EdWeb, an educational platform. He helped in the development of the philanthropy website Networkforgood.org (formerly Helping.org) after he got hired by the Benton Foundation in 1999.
In response to the September 11 attacks, Andy Carvin organized an email forum called SEPT11INFO in 2001. He also created the RSS aggregator Tsunami-Info.org, following the Boxing Day tsunami in 2004.
In late 2004, Andy Carvin joined Global Voices Online. He is the recipient of the 2005 TR35 award from Technology Review for his work on mob casting and the digital divide.
Andy Carvin has been honoured as one of the top education technology advocates in eSchool News magazine and District Administration magazine. He has been serving as host of a blog called “Learning.now” on PBS since May 2006.
Andy Carvin was profiled in Britain’s The Guardian newspaper as “the man who tweets revolutions”. He received the Journalism Awards: Special Distinction Award, and Knight-Batten Award for Innovation for his Twitter reporting during the Arab Spring.
Andy Carvin was the founding editor and former coordinator of the Digital Divide Network. The network was an online community of over 8,000 internet activists in more than 140 countries.
From 2006 to 2013, Andy Carvin worked as a senior strategist at NPR. He also received the 2012 Shorty Award for best journalist on Twitter. He was a semifinalist for the 2011 TIME 100, TIME Magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
In early 2013, Andy Carvin released the book Distant Witness: Social Media, The Arab Spring and a Journalism Revolution. He donated the iPhone he used to cover the Arab Spring to the Smithsonian Museum of American History.
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