Agnieszka Filipiak

Agnieszka Filipiak is a PhD student and lecturer at the Department of Political Culture at Adam Mickiewicz University. She graduated with Master degrees in two disciplines: Political Science and Spanish Philology. During her studies she also studied at Malaga University (Faculty of Communication and Faculty of Humanities).

Her main research interests encompasses the role of alternative media centers in social movement processes, gender studies in the field of New Media, the analysis of audiovisual journalistic material and Spanish-language communication culture. The title of her upcoming doctoral thesis is “Mass communication in light of the socio-political reality: Indymedia as media of new social movements.”

In cooperation with the School of Journalism (Stony Brook University) and after attending its 2014 News Literacy Summer Institute there she is working with Eliza Kania and Rafał Wiśniewski on implementing and adjusting this demanding and useful course on media education in Poland, Central Asia and Central Europe.

Agnieszka is a co-founder of R/evolutions Journal: Global Trends and Regional Issues and the member of Revolutions Research Center. Within R/evolutions Team she is responsible for Human Resources.

In her free time Agnieszka is follower and believer of popular culture, specially: street art and European film.


Anna Kachkaeva

Professor of the Faculty of Communications, Media, and DesignSchool of Mediathe National Research University Higher School of Economics (Russia, Moscow). Anna Kachkaeva is Candidate of Sciences (PhD) in Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University. She worked as the radio journalist in the Moscow Office of the Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (1994-2012). She is the television critic. She was the head of the Department of Television and Radio Broadcasting Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University (2005-2011), Dean of the Faculty of MediaCommunications of the Higher School of Economics (2011-2014), scientific director of the Higher School of Journalism in the HSE. Her research areas also are mass communication, media education, media literacy, history and media theory. She is author of more than a hundred scientific publicationin Russia and abroad, one of the authors of the textbook "Television Journalism". She is the head of the project “Media Literacy School” in Russia (Saint-Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, Moscow 2015, 2016, 2017).

Anna Kolchina

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Communications, Media, and DesignSchool of MediaNational Research University Higher School of Economics (Russia, Moscow). She worked as the radio journalist in the Moscow Office of the Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty before she joined the UniversityAnna Kolchinais Candidate of Sciences (PhD) in Journalism, LomonosovMoscow State UniversityShe has published the book (Radio Liberty as a literary project: Sociocultural phenomenon of the foreign radiobroadcasting, HSE Publishing House, 2014, 2016) as well as over 30 journal articles. Her research areas are the history of foreign broadcasting and media literacy. She also is the director of the few documentaries; organizer and one of the lecturers in the project “Media Literacy School” in Russia (Saint-Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, Moscow 2015, 2016, 2017).


Anne Kruger

Anne Kruger is an award-winning journalist and academic with a career spanning twenty years at world-class media organizations including as an Anchor for Bloomberg TV, ABC (Australia), and CNN International. At CNN, Anne presented daily business updates and covered ‘SARS’ as a daily beat in Hong Kong.  At ABC TV, she travelled Australia as presenter of iconic news and current affairs program Landline; covered natural disasters; broke the first predictions of the 2010 hung parliament; and filled in as Breakfast News presenter. Anne is an Assistant Professor of Practice and Head of Digital Broadcast at the University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre. Anne founded the Cyber News Verification Lab – the first J-School lab of its kind and scale in Asia.  She partners in a number of cutting edge digital journalism projects with Meedan and Google News Labs. Anne is a News Literacy MOOC instructor, partnering with the Centre for News Literacy, New York, and develops News Literacy teaching materials in different countries in Asia.  Her most recent MOOC collaboration “Making Sense of the News” is linked to the Facebook Journalism Project’s PSA. In July 2017, Anne was invited by UNESCO Bangkok and Google to update Media Information Literacy resources.  Anne is an assessor for the IFCN (International Fact-Checking Network).


Buroshiva Dasgupta

Buroshiva Dasgupta has been in the media for four decades, both as a professional journalist and a media teacher.

He worked as a journalist in major Indian newspaper groups like The Statesman; The Times of India & the Indian Express. He has taught media at several universities in India and abroad and has held the Directorship of several Schools of Communication in India.

At present he is the Mentor of Unitedworld School of Liberal Arts, Karnavati University, Gujarat.

He did his research work on New Media and New Poetics: the changing interface and was awarded PhD from the University of Calcutta.

Buroshiva is the founding editor of the Indian Edition of the online refereed media magazine Global Media Journal.


Huyen Nguyen

PhD Candidate, Journalism and Communication, Ohio University, 2017; M.Sc., Journalism, Ohio University, 2012; M.A., Media Arts and Studies, Ohio University, 2011; B.A., Journalism, University of Social Sciences and Humanities (Saigon, Vietnam), 2006.

Huyen’s doctoral research focuses on media economics and media policies. She has presented her research at several conferences including the Association for Education in Mass Communication and Journalism (AEJMC)and the Joint Communication and Journalism History Conference (JJCHC). Huyen has taught several courses including Introduction to Print Journalism, Editorial Design, News and Information Literacy, Mass Media Writing Principles and Multiplatform Reporting and Writing. She has also host news literacy workshops for Vietnamese students, under grants by the U.S. Department of State and Stony Brook Foundation. Before pursuing her graduate education, Huyen used to be the managing editor for the university internal journal; a full-time reporter and editor for Muc-Tim, a teen magazine in Saigon; and a freelance writer for many news organizations in Saigon, Vietnam. Currently, she’s a news analyst for Tuoi Tre Newspaper.


Jennifer Fleming

Jennifer Fleming, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Journalism and Public Relations at California State University, Long Beach, USA. Dr. Fleming’s research explores the intersections between media literacy, news literacy, and journalism education. Previous to her academic career, Dr. Fleming worked at CTV National News in Canada. 





Kanchan Kaur

Kanchan Kaur, Vice Dean, Indian Institute of Journalism & New Media (IIJNM), Bangalore, started life in journalism by reporting the city of Bangalore, India, for various small newspapers. Since then, she has reported for various large newspapers in India and Dubai, including the Indian Express, the Deccan Herald and The Gulf News, covering a range of topics—from crime to art profiles. As a crime reporter, she was known for digging out the unusual. Her features in the Gulf News' weekly magazine Friday, more often than not, became cover stories.

Teaching came to her in the early 90's. She taught at prestigious institutions like the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore and the Mount Carmel College, Bangalore before joining one of India’s top journalism schools, the Indian Institute of Journalism & New Media as Assistant Professor. In the last few years, she has grown with the Institute to become Vice Dean, virtually in charge of everything.

In addition, she teaches students news gathering, reporting and writing skills. She also offers an elective on Covering Arts and Culture in the second semester and introduced News Literacy as a module.

A stint at the University of Florida’s Institute on Teaching Digital Journalism turned this die-hard print-medium journalist into a believer in the web. She has since driven IIJNM’s emphasis on Multimedia.


Masato Kajimoto

Dr. Masato Kajimoto is an Assistant Professor at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre, the University of Hong Kong. He specializes in news literacy education, multimedia storytelling and social media in journalism. He launched the Asia Pacific Digital Citizenship Project in 2013 as a way of institutionalizing an international collaboration to develop pedagogical methodologies and teaching materials in the field of news literacy that are suitable for the culture and media landscapes in different countries in Asia. He has led seminars and workshops on news literacy in Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur, Yangon and also in New York. Masato is the creator and the chief producer of two massive open online courses in this field: HKU04x Making Sense of News on edX and Making Sense of the News: News Literacy Lessons for Digital Citizens on Coursera. As a professional journalist, Masato has written news articles, features and columns in English and in Japanese. As a journalism educator, he has supervised many online projects integrating broadcast and internet technologies. He is also an Affiliate Professor at the Center for News Literacy, School of Journalism, Stony Brook University.


Nguyet Nguyen

I am a journalism lecturer at Faculty of Journalism and Communication, University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH), Ho Chi Minh City, where I teach about Mobile Journalism.

I started participating in the News Literacy project in the workshop at Myanmar 2015. Besides the series of mini workshop for students in Faculty of Journalism and Communication at the USSH, I have been carrying out a range of teaching News Literacy to many different audiences. I run this program for students in many high schools in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. I and my co-worker designed a new scheme by integrating the News Literacy into the course of orientating freshman in universities of Vietnam National University (VNU) for more than 8000 students.

In 2016, I participated in Media Literacy project and is a member of the Delphi Vietnam Research team. This is a project co-organized by the European Union with the University of Vienna.

I have also written articles for the People's Mind - a column reflects public opinions poll on hot issues in their social life for the Tuoi Tre Newspapers.

Currently, I am researching new media-related issues and continues to develop News Literacy projects in Vietnam.


Phuong Hoang

I received a Ph.D. degree in Business Administration from Tarlac State University. I am an author two books of Professional PR (2012) and Unknown PR (2015) as well as numerous articles. I am currently teachingMarketing Communications at University of Social Sciences and Humanities.A strong advocate of project-based learning, hands – on, I involve my students in practical projects, team works, and internship that provide them with opportunities to apply their knowledge and have a bright future.  Myprofessional interests focus on internal communication and media literacy, and my current projects include developing an MOOC on Media Literacy. 


Rafal Wisniewski

Rafał Wiśniewski (PhD)- assistant professor in the Strategic Studies Department at the Faculty of Political Science and Journalism, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. Staff member at the News Literacy Center at Adam Mickiewicz University Co-founder and editor at academic journal R/evolutions: Global Trends & Regional Issues ( His research interests include international security issues with special emphasis on great power competition, information security and the Asia-Pacific region.

Roxana Morduchowicz

Roxana Morduchowicz (PhD, University of Paris VIII) created and coordinated the Media Literacy Program for the Ministry of Education of Argentina in 2003. She is now consultant for public policy initiatives on Young people and technologies at the National Ministry of Communication (ENACOM).

She is the author of several books in this field, published in Argentina, Spain and Latin America. Among them are “Adolescents of the 21st Century” (Adolescentes del siglo XXI”, 2012), “Adolescents and social networks” (Los adolescents y las redes sociales, 2013), and “Young people and the screens” “Los chicos y las pantallas, 2014), all of them based on a research studies on young people and technology practices and uses. Her newest book “Much more than technology” (“Mucho más que tecnología”, 2017) is based on how to promote reflexive and critical use of technology, specially focused on information literacy.

She is a permanent consultant for UNESCO to work with governments to develop media and information literacy programs in Latin America, Asia and Africa. She has been consultant for the UNESCO as one of the experts for the Media and Information Literacy curriculum developed for teachers all over the world.

She had also been speaker in international conferences in Europe, Latin America and the US, including the International Conference on Digital Inclusion organized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2016.

She has been a consultant for WAN-IFRA to introduce Newspapers in Education to publishers and teachers in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Francophone Africa.

Dr. Morduchowicz was also a Professor in Communication in the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and a visiting professor at the University of Paris and Poitiers.


Samantha Stanley

In May 2017 Samantha completed a Master of Journalism degree at the University of Hong Kong and will stay on at HKU’s Journalism and Media Study’s Center for their PhD program beginning in September. Her areas of interest include digital and news literacy education and digital news consumption.

In 2016, she helped facilitate Making Sense of the News: News Literacy Lessons for Digital Citizens on Coursera and recently assisted Dr. Masato Kajimoto in training South East Asia educators in how to teach news literacy. In May, she visited Myanmar to interview members of the National Democratic Party and NGOs about the use of Facebook and the state of online misinformation in the country, which rapidly adopted internet use via smartphones.

In her past life, Samantha was the digital engagement director for STAND in San Francisco, events coordinator for the Downtown Women’s Center in Los Angeles, and a digital outreach consultant. She volunteers for the Leonardo International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology, helping the organization engage with digital supporters. In her time away from a computer screen, Samantha makes the most of living abroad – she has visited seventeen countries within the last two years.


Svetlana Shomova

Doctor of Political Sciences in Political Institutes, Processes and Technologies, Professor of the Faculty of Communications, Media, and DesignSchool of Mediathe National Research University Higher School of Economics (Russia, Moscow). Her research areas are political communication, mass communication, media education, media literacy, history and media theory. She is author of five books as well as numerous of scientific articles, co-author of textbooks; editor of monographs.She is one of the lecturers in the project “Media Literacy School” in Russia (Saint-Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, Moscow 2015, 2016, 2017).