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Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

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.


Porismita Borah
Associate Professor, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

Pori Bora headshotPorismita 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.



Mike Caulfield
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).


Jevin West
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.



Kate Starbird
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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