On Campus

MediaWise’s Campus Correspondents are a diverse group of college students trained by our organization to deliver fact-checking sessions virtually and in person to college classrooms across the country.

The goal of the program is to empower students to learn how to tell fact from fiction online, and in turn, teach others to do the same.

During the 2021-2022 school year, our third cohort of Campus Correspondents focused on helping their classmates learn to spot online falsehoods on social media and beyond. Previous cohorts were central to the success of the MediaWise Voter Project, a nonprofit and nonpartisan program of The Poynter Institute that taught digital literacy skills to more than 1 million first-time voters in 2020.

2021-2022 Campus Correspondents

  • Maya Broadwater
    Junior, University of Miami
    Maya Broadwater is a junior at the University of Miami majoring in broadcast journalism with a minor in political science. She is the lead reporter...
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  • Kyle Davidson
    Senior, Michigan State University
    Kyle Davidson is a senior at Michigan State University studying journalism and political science. As a longtime contributor for Capital News Service, he reported on...
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  • Karly Graham
    Senior, Michigan State University
    Karly Graham is a senior at Michigan State University studying journalism with minors in graphic design, public relations, and leadership and integrated learning. She is...
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  • Vanessa Handy
    Junior, New York University
    Vanessa Handy is a third-year student at New York University studying media studies and journalism. An activist and journalist, Handy is passionate about using media...
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  • Maddie Herron
    Junior, University of Maryland
    Madeline Herron is a third-year student at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland majoring in broadcast journalism and minoring in...
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  • Hayden Masia
    Freshman, Colgate University
    Hayden Masia is a first-year student at Colgate University. She intends to study neuroscience, biology and linguistics. Hayden is planning to be active in The...
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  • Kobe McCloud
    Senior, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
    Kobe McCloud is a senior at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, double majoring in media and journalism and political science. Kobe is also a former GIS...
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  • Loren Miranda
    Sophomore, University of Florida
    Loren Miranda is a sophomore in the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida with a side concentration in political science. She...
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  • Gabbie Puzon
    Graduate Student, California State University Northridge
    Gabbie Puzon is a masters student at the mass communication program at California State University Northridge (CSUN). She works as a communications coordinator at the...
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  • Lauren Yang Brown
    Senior, University of Oregon
    Lauren Yang Brown is a fourth-year student at the University of Oregon, majoring in journalism and minoring in political science. She is the fact-checking editor...
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