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Ali Latifi standing in a lake surrounded by mountains.

Communications ·

Covering Politics and Culture in Afghanistan

Ali Latifi (MA/SOC '11) built a career in international journalism by learning new skills and covering a variety of subjects.
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Teju Cole Talks Art and Activism at AU

The prolific writer and photographer made a special two-day appearance on campus.
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Sample headline from the Factitious game: China Assigns Every Citizen A Social Credit Score to Identify Who Is and Is Not Trustworthy. Buttons let player vote true or false.

Communications ·

Teachers Find Fake News Fighting Game Useful in the Classroom

A fake news fighting game, Factitious, became an unexpected viral hit and continues to provide teachers with a useful classroom tool to help students spot the real from fake.
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Ben Stokes speaking into microphone

Communications ·

Building Community in DC through Game Design

American University professor Benjamin Stokes empowers neighborhoods and communities to build stronger social connections through digital media.
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Kristian Hernandez

Communications ·

Unanswered Questions Draw Journalist to El Salvador as a Pulitzer Fellow

Kristian Hernandez is traveling to El Salvador to uncover stories about the people and places left behind by migrants who perished on their journey to the US.
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Factitious 2018 Game Play

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Viral Game That Helps Users Spot Fake News Gets a Makeover

A viral game that helps users spot fake news is getting a makeover, just in time for the 2018 midterm elections.
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Historic Survey of Documentary Filmmakers Reveals New Opportunities for Racial and Ethnic Minorities, Alongside Economic Hurdles

The Center for Media & Social Impact released The State of the Documentary Field: 2018 Study of Documentary Professionals is the first study of its kind to reveal the trends and experiences of documentary filmmakers in the United States.
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Onaje Woodbine

On Campus ·

Welcome, New Faculty

Get to know AU's newest tenure-line professors, with expertise in subjects ranging from race and basketball to cybersecurity.
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Debbie Truong

Communications ·

Untangling the Issues of Today

Debbie Truong covers education for the Washington Post, reporting on issues including student activism, teacher diversity, and school shootings.
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Sedale McCall

Communications ·

Enhancing the Conversation

Sedale McCall weaves narratives with numbers. As a digital analyst at Glover Park Group (GPG), he examines how people connect online so he can empower clients to empower audiences.
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