Surviving the Coronavirus Infodemic
WSU & UW present a statewide conversation on healthy digital practices
Thursday, April 9, 2020
COVID-19 is more than just a physical illness — inaccurate and incomplete information spreads just as rapidly around the globe, complicating efforts to contain the virus and keep communities safe and healthy.
Join experts from the University of Washington and Washington State University for a livestream summit addressing coronavirus misinformation. Panelists share tools and tips for concerned citizens to cut through the confusion and build healthier information practices.
Stay informed with media and government websites where you can go for trustworthy information about the coronavirus pandemic.
PANELISTS: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
Associate Professor, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication
Porismita Borah is an associate professor at the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication. Porismita’s main areas of research interest are emerging technology in the context of politics and health. Currently, she is working on projects related to misinformation, elections 2020, mobile health and wearable technology.
Director, Blended and Networked Learning
Mike Caulfield is a digital literacy expert leading blended and networked learning at WSU Vancouver. He focuses on how online communities and open resources can make students and citizens more informed and engaged. His work has been covered by NPR, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and The Times (of London).
PANELISTS: UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Director, Center for an Informed Public | Associate Professor, Information School
Jevin West is an associate professor at UW’s Information School and the inaugural director of the new Center for an Informed Public. He is a co-founder of the DataLab, the nexus for research on data science and analytics. Currently, his research focuses on misinformation, specifically in and about science.
Associate Professor, Human-Centered Design & Engineering
Kate Starbird’s research focuses on human-computer interaction (HCI) and the emerging field of crisis informatics, the study of how information-communication technologies (ICTs) are used during crisis events. More recently, she has begun to focus on disinformation and other forms of strategic information operations online.
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