Digital media literacy for all

What is MediaWise?

MediaWise empowers people of all ages to become more critical consumers of content online. We teach people digital media literacy and fact-checking skills to spot misinformation and disinformation, with initiatives specifically designed to engage Gen Z, college students and older Americans. Our innovative, digital-first program works constantly to address the ever-changing landscape of misinformation across the internet.

We believe that when facts prevail, democracy wins.

International Fact-Checking Day 2023

MediaWise invites you to join fact-checkers around the world and celebrate facts. These digital media literacy resources turn you into your own fact-checker — on TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook — anywhere misinformation lives.

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Training and Resources

No matter your age, location or language, find a digital media literacy course, video or workshop to help you spot misinformation.

Learn how to be MediaWise

Teen Fact-Checking Network

Fact-checks for teenagers, by teenagers. Get the facts about viral posts and learn how to debunk falsehoods.

Is this legit?

MediaWise Ambassadors

Prominent journalists and influencers use their platform to support the MediaWise mission.

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Praise for MediaWise

MediaWise has gotten noticed by USA Today, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NBC News and other outlets.

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Support MediaWise

MediaWise is made possible thanks to grants, donations and partnerships. Help us reach millions more people!

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MediaWise Team

  • 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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  • 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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  • Brittani Kollar
    Deputy Director, MediaWise
    Brittani Kollar is the deputy director of MediaWise. Brittani manages international initiatives for Poynter’s MediaWise. Partnering with stakeholders in Brazil, France, Spain and Turkey, she...
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  • Kathleen Tobin
    Youth Programming Manager, MediaWise
    Kathleen Tobin manages the Teen Fact-Checking Network, a group of teens from throughout the United States who produce fact-check videos for YouTube, TikTok and Instagram...
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  • Laura Duclos
    Audience Engagement Editor, MediaWise
    Laura is a future-focused multimedia journalist with experience from Houston to 30 Rock. Along with keeping her thumb on the pulse of what’s trending, she...
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  • Salvador Rodriguez-Ruiz
    Program Officer, International Fact-Checking Network
    Salvador Rodriguez-Ruiz is Program Officer at the International Fact-Checking Network. Sal was most recently the MediaWise Program officer at Poynter. Previously, he worked as a...
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