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Disinformation and Democracy: A Webinar with Writer Nina Janckowicz
The Pulitzer Center education team and The University of Chicago’s Center for Eastern European and Russian/Eurasian Studies invite educators to join us for a webinar with writer and analyst Nina Jankowicz to explore her reporting project about the influence of disinformation on the 2019 elections in Ukraine. The session will include a presentation and Q&A with Jankowiz, a discussion on leveraging reporting about Eastern Europe to introduce and develop media literacy skills for students, and a presentation on digital resources available to educators and students interested in connecting with reporting on Eastern Europe. Jankowicz’s presentation will highlight the parallels between the elections in Ukraine and the United States outlined in her reporting project, “Ukraine’s 2019 Elections: Disinformation and Divides.” Participants will also examine the counter-measures launched in Ukraine to fight disinformation and its broader impact on democratic discourse.

Nina Jankowicz is a writer and analyst based in Washington, DC, specializing in Eastern Europe, technology, and democracy. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed News, Slate, and others. She has been interviewed by CNN's Christiane Amanpour and PBS's Judy Woodruff. Jankowicz is a Global Fellow at the Wilson Center's Kennan Institute, where she is writing a book on the response to Russian disinformation in Europe.

This event is co-sponsored by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the The University of Chicago’s Center for Eastern European and Russian/Eurasian Studies with generous support from a Title VI National Resource Center Grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Please visit our websites for more information about our programming, resources, and upcoming events.

For more information about international resources and programming for educators from the University of Chicago, please visit UChicago Educator Outreach.

Jun 18, 2020 06:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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