Alex Mahadevan

Director, MediaWise

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Alex Mahadevan is director of MediaWise, PoynterÔÇÖs digital media literacy project that teaches people of all ages how to spot misinformation online. As director, Alex oversees program and curriculum development, research and editorial content for MediaWise, which has reached more than 80 million people in 12 countries.┬á

Alex has taught media literacy to thousands of middle and high schoolers, and has trained hundreds of international journalists in verification and digital investigative tools. He follows and writes about the use of generative AI models in journalism and their potential to spread misinformation, and co-wrote PoynterÔÇÖs AI ethics guide. Before becoming director at MediaWise, Alex was MediaWise program manager, and oversaw the launch of programs for college students and older adults. Prior to joining the staff at Poynter, Alex worked as a data journalist at the personal finance startup The Penny Hoarder. Alex also served as the news innovation editor at Observer Media Group.

Alex Mahadevan es el director del proyecto MediaWise.

Alex fue recientemente Gerente de Programas de MediaWise. Antes de unirse al personal de Poynter, Alex trabaj├│ como periodista de datos en la startup de finanzas personales The Penny Hoarder. Mahadevan tambi├ęn se desempe├▒├│ como editor de innovaci├│n de noticias en Observer Media Group. Ha cubierto pol├ştica, bienes ra├şces y desarrollo y noticias de ├║ltima hora.