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Surviving the coronavirus infodemic

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COVID-19 is more than just a physical illness — inaccurate and incomplete information spreads just as rapidly around the globe, complicating efforts to contain the virus and keep communities safe and healthy.

The state of Washington has been at the forefront of the crisis, taking action since COVID-19 first appeared in the U.S. Experts from Washington State University and the University of Washington will partner together for a livestream summit addressing coronavirus misinformation.

The public audience will have a chance to participate from home as panelists share tools and tips for concerned citizens to cut through the confusion and build healthier information practices.


  • Jevin West, Director, Center for an Informed Public, Associate Professor, Information School, UW
  • Kate Starbird, Associate Professor, Human Centered Design & Engineering, UW
  • Porismita Borah, Associate Professor, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, WSU Pullman
  • Mike Caulfield, Director, Blended and Networked Learning, WSU Vancouver
  • Hanson, Hosein, Moderator, Co-Director Communication Leadership, UW


Interactive live streaming event free and open to the public; discussion with leading experts on misinformation and COVID-19; tools, tips and recommendations will be provided and public questions answered; public can help shape the conversation before the event:

Advanced registration  is recommended.

WHEN: Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 4:00 pm PT

WHERE: Register online via the Murrow College website.

About the Center for the Informed Public
The mission for the nonpartisan Center for an Informed Public is to resist strategic misinformation, promote an informed society, and strengthen democratic discourse.

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