A selection of my ongoing and past research projects.
Co-Designing for Trust
This collaboration between researchers, librarians, educators, and community members, in partnership with Black-led organizations and rural communities, is working to design practical solutions to misinformation. In phase I of the project, I served as a Graduate Research Assistant, and now I am a postdoctoral fellow on phase II. My work in this phase focuses on how professionals fighting misinformation create, share, adapt, and re-use materials.
Emerging from Phase 1, this paper accepted for the CHI 2023 conference (Hamburg, April 23-28) examines workshops with digital literacy interventionists. Our analysis of the workshop data identified a temporal mismatch, whereby interventionists feel pressured to deliver quick misinformation solutions, but dealing with misinformation may well require information consumers to slow down. In the paper, we discuss potential ways of addressing this mismatch.
What principles do we want social media and search platforms to follow for the civic good? We’re talking to members of the public and leaders from a variety of sectors to try to reach a consensus. I’m working on Civic Signals through my appointment at the Center for Media Engagement, in collaboration with our director Talia Stroud and The Filter Bubble author Eli Pariser.
A second experimental test of my news literacy game, Post Facto. The first experiment won the Moeller Student Paper Competition at the 2019 AEJMC conference.
Reader questions about the news
A Center for Media Engagement project I initiated and for which I secured an American Press Institute grant in the first year of my Ph.D. Click for a summary and full report, for my blog post for API, and a nice piece by Trusting News’ Joy Meyer, linking our findings back to ideas for how newsrooms can build trust with their readers.