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IU experts available to comment on the spread of misinformation about coronavirus

March 24, 2020

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- False cures, bogus medicines and conspiracy theories about how and where the coronavirus originated are just a few examples of the surge of misinformation on social media about the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus, the fast pace at which the situation is changing makes it hard to stay up to date on information from credible sources. IU experts are available to discuss how misinformation spreads online and how to decipher fact from fiction. For more information, contact Marah Yankey at 812-856-1443 or mqharbis@iu.edu.

Elaine Monaghan

Media ethics, journalism, foreign correspondence, Europe (particularly Russia and Belarus, Northern Ireland, Scotland)

IU Bloomington

Email: emonagha@indiana.edu

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Elaine Monaghan, who has worked for two decades in international journalism, is professor of practice at Indiana University's Media School, where she teaches reporting, writing and media ethics. (more)

Esi Thompson

Health risk and crisis communication, development communication, strategic communication.

IU Bloomington

Email: esiethom@iu.edu

Expert Bio

Esi Thompson is an assistant professor and teaches public relations courses at The Media School at Indiana University Bloomington. Her research focuses on health risk/crisis communication, development communication and strategic communication. (more)

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