CJC Doctoral Student Leads Presentation at National Misinformation Solutions Forum
University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications graduate student Amanda Sams Bradshaw was the team leader for “It Takes a Village,” one of six finalist presentations at the Misinformation Solutions Forum sponsored by the Rita Allen Foundation at the Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 4.
Bradshaw was the only early-career scholar selected as a finalist. Team members include Debbie Triese, CJC Division of Graduate Studies and Research senior associate dean, and Dr. Carolyn Carter, a pediatrician at UF Health.
Each of the six finalists presented their ideas for curbing the spread of misinformation to a gathering of academic researchers, technology professionals, data scientists, journalists, educators, community leaders, funders and 12 graduate student fellows, including CJC doctoral student Paul Mena.
The submissions were judged through a blind review process by representatives from the Rita Allen Foundation, the Democracy Fund, the National Institutes of Health, the Poynter Institute, First Draft and academic institutions. When judging is complete the two winning teams will receive $50,000 and $25,000, respectively, to catalyze further development and deployment solutions.