En Español

MediaWise en Español is a digital media literacy initiative for Spanish speakers in the United States. The educational programs teach older adults how to tell what is true and what is false on the internet so learners can safely connect with people and topics they care about the most. MediaWise ambassadors and international journalists José Díaz-Balart and Julio Vaqueiro lead learners through lessons in three formats: a 10-day WhatsApp course, an online course and a YouTube video series. 

The daily 5-minute lessons on WhatsApp include simple, yet practical, fact-checking techniques. Participants answer a daily question to receive a lesson the next day. The online course builds on the success of How to Spot Misinformation Online, the highly effective MediaWise for Seniors resource. The YouTube series engages viewers to explore how to better navigate information online.


  • José Díaz-Balart
    Anchor, Noticias Telemundo, MSNBC and NBC Nightly News Saturday
    Emmy, Peabody and Alfred Dupont award winner José Díaz-Balart is the anchor of MSNBC’s morning program “José Diaz-Balart Reports,” airing weekdays at 10 a.m. ET/9...
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  • Julio Vaqueiro
    Anchor, Noticias Telemundo
    Julio Vaqueiro is the anchor of Noticias Telemundo, Telemundo's flagship evening newscast which airs Monday to Friday at 6:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. CT. An Emmy-award...
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  • Alex Mahadevan
    Director, MediaWise
    Alex Mahadevan is the Director of the MediaWise project. Alex was most recently the Program Manager of MediaWise. Prior to joining the staff at Poynter,...
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  • Miriam Valverde
    Deputy Editor, PolitiFact
    Miriam Valverde is a fact-checker for PolitiFact. Previously, she reported for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Bradenton Herald, the Boston Globe and a Boston Spanish-language...
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  • Vanya Tsvetkova
    Interactive Learning Designer, MediaWise
    Vanya Tsvetkova develops curricula in various formats to teach fact-checking and media literacy skills to audiences of all ages in the U.S. and abroad. Vanya...
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