MediaWise Voter Project #MVP

The MediaWise Voter Project, which ended Nov. 3, 2020, helped thousands of young people vote based on fact, not fiction. We reached millions of first-time voters in 2020 through virtual trainings, social media campaigns, celebrity and media partnerships.

After successfully collaborating on the Navigating Digital Information series, MediaWise partnered with John Green’s production company Complexly again to produce the voter guide series. We worked with @kalesalad on Instagram to create posts that promoted media literacy skills ahead of the election, which attracted more than 2 million views overall. MediaWise also served in an advisory capacity for the production of three videos produced by ATTN:.

A group of 10 engaged first-time voters joined MVP at the start of the year to teach their peers how to fact-check the election. They created social media infographics, spread awareness of the project, and hosted more than 80 online media literacy trainings over six months — reaching 2,000+ students in 20+ states.


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2020-2021 Campus Correspondents

  • Beck Barnett
    Sophomore, University of Pittsburgh
    Beck is a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh studying political science and journalism, in addition to music theory and American Sign Language. They’ve been...
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  • Elif Onay
    Junior, Stony Brook University (New York)
    Elif Onay is a third-year student at Stony Brook University studying political science with minors in Spanish and environmental studies. She’s originally from Brooklyn, New...
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  • Evan Jones
    Junior, Michigan State University
    Evan is an international journalism and history double major from Tulsa, Oklahoma. He helped coordinate teams of reporters as city desk and campus desk editor...
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  • Florence Tyler
    Senior, University of North Texas
    I am a nonbinary person from a small town in Texas who loves all things civic engagement! I have been registering fellow students at my...
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  • Johanna Crowl
    Junior, American University
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  • Kyah Probst
    Junior, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    My name is Kyah, I am a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee majoring in art education. I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, with...
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  • Lance Reece
    Sophmore, Claflin University (South Carolina)
    I am from Columbia, South Carolina, and come from a family of four. I love creating short/films, working out, playing music and most recently, traveling....
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  • Savannah Munn
    Sophmore, Mississippi State University
    Savannah Munn is a proud native of Starkville, Mississippi, where she currently attends Mississippi State University as a sophomore studying political science and communication. Through...
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  • Sonia Rao
    Freshman, University of North Carolina
    Sonia Rao is a first-year at UNC-Chapel Hill majoring in media and journalism and economics. She is an assistant city and state editor for The...
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  • Zuna Ramos
    Freshman, Suffolk University
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