Vaccinating Against Misinformation: The Critical Role of News Literacy in Health Communication
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM Tue
Damaso Reyes is a Media and Information Literacy expert as well as an independent journalist. From 2016 through 2019 he worked for the News Literacy Project in a variety of roles including teaching media literacy to students in New York City public schools, training educators, organizing and leading professional development events and as Director of Global Partnerships and continues collaborating with NLP as a consultant.
He has been published by: The Associated Press, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, New York magazine, Der Spiegel, and the Irish Times. Previous assignments and projects have taken him to countries including Rwanda, Iraq, Indonesia, Tanzania and throughout the United States and Europe. His images are also featured in the monograph Black: A Celebration of a Culture and the book Innocents Lost: When Child Soldiers go to War.
He is a Fulbright specialist and is the recipient of several awards and grants including Arthur F. Burns and Holbrooke Fellowships from the International Center for Journalists; a Knight-Luce Fellowship from the USC Annenberg School of Journalism; an Immigration Reporting Fellowship from the French American Foundation and a grant from the Fund for Investigative journalism.