Eric Carvin

social media editor AP

Eric Carvin is the social media editor at The Associated Press, where he helps guide more than 2,000 journalists on their social newsgathering and engagement adventures. He directs social strategy throughout AP's global news operations, overseeing the use of social media to uncover breaking news, gather user-generated content, connect with readers and share AP content. Carvin is a 13-year AP veteran with extensive experience with innovative and interactive storytelling. He ran Meltdown 101, an award-winning series that unraveled complex aspects of the global economic crisis, as well as Ask AP, a column in which AP reporters answered readers’ questions about the news. He was the news editor of asap, an AP service that pursued innovative and multimedia approaches to news, and he edited Far and Wide, AP's first news blog. He has played a number of other roles during his AP career, at times coordinating the AP report as a whole, at others editing U.S. news copy or analyzing exit poll results.

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