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I have been featured by various media outlets during my travels, primarily on the issue of World Press Freedom and "fake news." I have also produced videos on a variety of media matters from witnessing an apprehension with the U.S. Border Patrol, to sharing information about the School of Communications at Howard University. Here are a few of the video segments.

Fact or Fiction in the Digital Age

Fact or Fiction in the Digital Age

On May 3, World Press Freedom Day, a panel of media experts participated in an interactive webchat to discuss the importance of media literacy in today’s fragmented news and information landscape. The panelists highlighted ways that educators and students can develop their skills in understanding the credibility of media sources and recognizing and challenging disinformation. The panelists illustrated examples and discussed best practices, answered viewer questions and provided links to resources. Students, educators, and journalists were also able to share their own experiences with media literacy in the comments section. The program streamed live to Panelists: Jennifer Thomas - assistant professor of broadcast journalism at Howard University. She is a veteran broadcast journalist whose career spans more than 25 years in network and local news. Most recently, she was an executive producer for CNN Headline News. Geysha Gonzalez - associate director for the Eurasia Center at the Atlantic Council. Her areas of expertise include disinformation campaigns, digital disinformation, and media literacy. She previously worked at Freedom House. Anthony Shop - co-founder and chief strategy officer of Social Driver, an award-winning digital agency. Shop previously worked as a journalist and was the first new media professional elected to the National Press Club's Board of Governors. Moderator: Jessi McCarthy - outreach educator at the Newseum in Washington, DC. This channel is a forum for open discussion and idea exchange where all are accessible to anyone world-wide. Produced by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Global Public Affairs, you will find videos on topics related to U.S. foreign policy such as economic empowerment, inclusive security, human rights and disinformation dynamics. Get updates from Interactive on social media! Facebook: Twitter: Website: #disinformation #themoreyouknow #freepress

Journalists are the Defenders of Democracy, Freedom Fighters of the First Amendment, and

Savvy and Sophisticated Storytellers.     - Jennifer C. Thomas

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