As the drought in the American West reaches its fourth year, farming communities struggle while homeowners and golf courses fear for their lawns.
About the author
Andy Carvin is Editor-In-Chief and founder of reported.ly. He joined First Look Media in February 2014 after spending seven years running social media at NPR. An online community organizer since 1994, Andy has coordinating online communities on topics ranging from Internet policy to education to Hurricane Katrina. In 2001, he created SEPT11INFO, one of the very first online communities developed to respond to a breaking news event in real time.
While at NPR, Andy spent two years embedded within social media communities to cover the Arab Spring, for which he was nominated to TIME magazine’s annual TIME 100 list. He is a recipient of the Knight Batten Award, the Shorty Award for best journalist on Twitter, and co-recipient of the Peabody Award for his work with NPR’s online team. In 2012, he published the book Distant Witness: Social Media, The Arab Spring And A Journalism Revolution.