Poynter :: Just before President Hosni Mubarak resigned, Andy Carvin tweeted: “Wanna support my #egypt tweeting? Pls donate to your NPR station http://n.pr/b7N0RZ then tweet amount & station w/ tag #gave4andy. PLS RT”
“Some have said I was like a human news wire, and that was their main source of information during Tunisia and Egypt’s revolutions,” Carvin said by e-mail. “Others said I was playing the role a broadcast anchor would’ve played if this had happened 30 to 40 years ago, pulling snippets of info together to create a useful narrative.” Some, he went on to say, even asked if they could support him financially.
Has Andy Carvin found the future of fundraising by using his personal brand to generate donations for NPR?