3:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Virtual – Registration Required
Join the Technology and Social Change Project (TaSC) for a training session for academics on talking to journalists. Dr. Joan Donovan will host this conversation with a panel of journalists, including Emily Dreyfuss (formerly of WIRED), Michelle Loxton (KAZU), and Mario Aguilar (STAT).
Registration for this event is required, details on how to join the webinar will be sent to registered participants before the event. Register here.
Emily Dreyfuss is a journalist who covers the impacts of technology on society, with a focus on social media and information systems. She was a 2018 Nieman Berkman Klein fellow, a senior editor at WIRED and the editorial director of Protocol. She is the Senior Editor at the Technology and Social Change project at the Shorenstein Center.
Michelle Loxton is a radio journalist currently based in Monterey, California working at NPR member station KAZU. Michelle has worked in news and talk radio stations for almost 10 years as a reporter, host, producer and newscaster. Her career started in her home country of South Africa and before moving to the U.S. in 2018 she spent almost five years working in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Michelle has always been a local news journalist covering the diverse issues and stories that are important to the community she has lived in.
Mario Aguilar is a reporter currently covering how technology is transforming health care at STAT. Previously he worked at Gizmodo, Protocol, CNN Business, and Wired. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University and Columbia Journalism School
Led by Dr. Joan Donovan, The Technology and Social Change Project (TaSC) explores media manipulation as a means to control public conversation, derail democracy, and disrupt society. TaSC conducts research, develops methods, and facilitates workshops for journalists, policy makers, technologists, and civil society organizations on how to detect, document, and debunk media manipulation campaigns.