The act of documenting what people are doing in a public way on Twitter and Facebook could be construed as advocacy of it, whereas I see it as simply as capturing the entire narrative of it online as best I can.

That’s NPR’s Andy Carvin talking about what it means when he uses retweets, specifically during his coverage of Middle Eastern revolutions. Carvin’s answer to every modern journalist’s favorite question — isn’t a retweet basically an endorsement? — is one of the best I’ve heard.

-LB

[On The Media]

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