Digital media literacy for all

What is MediaWise?

MediaWise empowers diverse communities with the skills to identify misinformation through engaging, innovative media literacy education. Our goal is to inspire savvy digital citizens who know that when facts prevail, democracy wins.

International Fact-Checking Day 2024

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 director of MediaWise, Poynter’s digital media literacy project that teaches people of all ages how to spot misinformation online. As director, Alex...
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  • Brittani Kollar
    Deputy Director, MediaWise
    Brittani Kollar is the deputy director of MediaWise. Brittani joined The Poynter Institute following a 13-year career at CNN. Her first several years were spent...
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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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  • Sean Marcus
    Interactive Learning Designer, MediaWise
    Sean Marcus is the Interactive Learning Designer for MediaWise at Poynter. Sean Marcus has spent 20 years teaching high school in Tampa Bay, twelve in...
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