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Bulletin Virtual Program

Media accountability in a world of disinformation

June 23, 2021
11-12 p.m. CDT (12-1 p.m. EDT)

Join the Alan Alda Center’s Laura Lindenfeld and the News Literacy Project’s Alan Miller in conversation with the Knight Foundation’s Paul Cheung to discuss how we can identify and combat growing disinformation. Our conversation springs from the Bulletin’s May/June magazine on how to dial back a disinformation dystopia.  



Laura Lindenfeld

Laura Lindenfeld is the executive director of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, the dean of the School of Communication and Journalism, and the vice provost for academic strategy and planning at Stony Brook University. At the Alda Center, Dr. Lindenfeld oversees an international leader in science communication training, research, and education. As dean of the School of Communication and Journalism, she leads a team of award-winning faculty in educating multimedia journalists and communication professionals. Dr. Lindenfeld's research focuses on how we can advance meaningful, productive interactions with communities and decision-makers by strongly linking knowledge and action. Her work has appeared in a range of journals, and her book was published by Columbia University Press. She has a Ph.D. in cultural studies from the University of California, Davis. 

Alan Miller

Alan Miller is the founder and CEO of the News Literacy Project, a national nonpartisan education nonprofit. He established NLP in 2008, following a 21-year career at the Los Angeles Times, to give middle and high school educators the tools to teach their students how to separate fact from fiction in the digital age. NLP is now the nation’s leading provider of news literacy education. It offers programs and resources for educators and the public to teach, learn and share the abilities needed to be smart, active consumers of news and information and equal and engaged participants in democracy. During his journalism career, Alan received more than a dozen national reporting honors, including the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. Most recently, Alan was named a 2020 Washingtonian of the Year. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University and has a master’s degree in political science from the University of Hawaii. 


Paul Cheung

Paul Cheung manages a multimillion-dollar investment portfolio at the Knight Foundation. His key investment areas include scaling AI, business sustainability solutions, and mitigating misinformation. Cheung has 20 years of experience in leading digital transformation—pioneering artificial intelligence, VR/AR and digital training initiatives. He led cross functional teams of journalists, technologists, data-scientists and designers, at media outlets including NBC News Digital, The Associated Press, The Miami Herald, and The Wall Street Journal.