With new technology, one click is all it takes to share false information. Misleading content on health or political issues can be spread through various channels, such as podcasts and social media.
Harmful content has pushed educators to devise a plan to put a stop to disinformation.
This podcast was reported and produced by graduate journalism students of American University’s School of Communication: Alex Angle, Daniela Lobo, Julia Mouketo, Lauren Spiers, and Nicole Wiley.
Thank you to the experts who shared their time and knowledge with the reporters of this podcast:
American Hospital Association; Public Service Announcement
Kurt Braddock, American University School of Communication & Faculty Fellow Center for Media and Social Impact
Andres Ilves, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Director Near East Region
Jakub Tesar, Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty, Fellowships and Academic Relations Officer
Anita Varma, The University of Texas at Austin School of Journalism and Media
Damika Walker, PHARMD, & Chair, Immunize DC
Valerie Wirtschafter, Brookings Institution, Fellow-Foreign Policy, Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technology Initiative
Supervising Faculty: Jill Olmsted, SOC Professor