Newhouse assistant professor Greg Munno and a team of faculty and students from Syracuse University have received funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to identify solutions that will lessen the impact of disinformation on communities of color.
The team will develop community-based disinformation interventions in Syracuse’s South Side, with work beginning this summer. They will spend more than a year engaging BIPOC city residents to explore the ways in which disinformation has affected their lives and work with residents to develop effective interventions. A series of public forums will be held during the coming academic year.
In addition to Munno, the team includes faculty members Tina Nabatchi of the Maxwell School and Shelvia Dancy, a former Newhouse professor of practice, and students Natalia Pérez-Gonzalez, April Santana, Sarah Dolgin, Isabel Bekele and Benjamin Tetteh.
Partners include The NewsHouse, The Stand, the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration and WAER.