Interviews

Fake News Interviews

  • Interviewed, “Fake News has Been Around Forever, But Today Can Spread Much More Cheaply and Quickly,” MediaDaily (Macedonia), May 3, 2018.
  • Interviewed, “The Rise of Fake Medical News,” Proto (Massachusetts General Hospital),  June 2018.
  • Interviewed, A Girl’s Guide to Joining the Resistance: A Feminist Handbook on Fighting for Good, HarperCollins, 2018.
  • Interviewed, “News Feature: The Genuine Problem of Fake News,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences United States of America, November 15, 2017.
  • Interviewed, Fort Worth Weekly, November 11, 2017.
  • Interviewed, “Can a Mathematical Model Detect Fake News?, EdSurge, November 10, 2017.
  • Interviewed,“Fake Health News: What to Look Out For,” Prevention Magazine, December 2017 Issue.
  • Interviewed, “‘It’s Hurt My Wallet’- How One Fake News Publisher is Faring After Facebook Crackdown,” USA Today, August 2, 2017.
  • Interviewed, “Texas Educators Work to Use Technology to Fight Fake News,” Dallas Morning News (Miami Herald, Boston Herald), July 24, 2017.
  • Interviewed, “Fake News is Found in All Political Ideologies, Parties,” The Pittsburgh Post/Toledo Blade, June 26, 2017.  
  • Interviewed (Documentary), Silos: Seeking Truth in the Misinformation Age, Forthcoming.
  • Interviewed,  “Navigating the Frenzy of Fake News,” University of Iowa Alumni Magazine, May 2017.
  • Interviewed, “Fakebook Promises to Tackle Fake News. But the Evidence Shows It’s Not Working,” The Guardian May 12, 2017.
  • Interviewed (Documentary), Democracy Through the Looking Glass: Media & Politics in the Post-Truth Era, premiered April 22, 2017.
  • Interviewed, “Fake News: Who Can You Trust?” WERU 89.9 Maine, April 21, 2017.
  • Interviewed, “Surprise! Young People Don’t Trust the Media,” USA Today, March 21, 2017.
  • Interviewed, “Fake News for Liberals: Misinformation Starts to Lean Left Under Trump,” The Guardian, February 6, 2017.
  • Interviewed, BBC Radio 5, February 5, 2017.
  • Interviewed, FOX 9 Minneapolis-St.Paul, February 1, 2017.
  • Interviewed, BBC News, January, 20, 2017.
  • Interviewed, Iowa Public Radio, January 17, 2017.
  • Interviewed, The Doctors (syndicated television program), January 13, 2017.
  • Interviewed, KCBS Radio San Francisco, January 12, 2017.
  • Interviewed, BBC Newsday, January 12, 2017.
  • Interviewed, “Google Updates Algorithm to Filter out Holocaust Denial and Hate Sites,” The Christian Science Monitor, December 21, 2016.
  • Interviewed, “Steele and Ungar Show,” SiriusXM’s POTUS Channel, December 2016.
  • Interviewed, “Journalism’s Fragile New Landscape,” Weld for Birmingham,” December 13, 2016.
  • Interviewed, “Five Steps and a Graph that Will Help You Recognize Fake News on Facebook” Univision, December 2016.
  • Interviewed, “The Media Is at Risk Under-Trump- Now What?” The Establishment, December 14, 2016.
  • Interviewed, Wisconsin Public Radio, December 2016.
    Interviewed, New Hampshire Public Radio, December 2016.
  • Interviewed, Minnesota Public Radio, December 2016.
  • Interviewed, “The Stupid Truth About Pizzagate,” The Daily Dot, December 6, 2016.
  • Interviewed, “Fake or Real? How to Self-Check the News and Get the Facts,” National Public Radio, December 5, 2016.
  • Interviewed by CNN’s Chris Frates on “The Michael Smerconish Program,” SiriusXM’s POTUS, November 2016.
  • Interviewed, “Professor Melissa Zimdars Explains ‘Fake News’ List,” WHDT World News, November 2016.
  • Interviewed, “Uncovering Fake, Click-baity, and Not Really ‘News’ Wews Sites,” It’s All Journalism PODCAST, November 2016.
  • Interviewed, WCN (Cleveland Public Radio), November 2016.
  • Interviewed about “Fake News” by CFAX 1070 (British Columbia, Canada), November 2016.
  • Interviewed about “Fake News” by Deutsche Welle (Germany’s Public International Broadcaster), November 2016.
  • Interviewed, “Melissa Zimdars- ‘Fake’ Online News,” TBS FM Seoul, South Korea. November 2016.
  • Interviewed, “Mass. Professor’s List of False, Misleading News Sites Goes Viral.” WBUR Radio Boston, November 2016.
  • Interviewed, “How to Spot Fake, Misleading News,” CNN, November 2016.
  • Interviewed, “How to Outsmart Fake News,” NBC News, November 2016.
  • Interviewed, “An Interview with the Professor Spearheading the Fight Against Fake News,” Paste Magazine, November 2016.
  • Interviewed, “Unreal,” National Public Radio’s “On the Media,” November 2016.
  • Interviewed, “Media Literacy: How to Identify False or Misleading News Sources,”  Iowa Public Radio’s “River to River,” November 2016.
  • Interviewed, “What the Proliferation of Fake News on Google and Facebook Means for Advertisers,” AdWeek, November 2016.
  • Interviewed, “Mass Teacher Made a List of False, Clickbaity Websites. You’ll Never Guess What Happened Next.” The Boston Globe, November 2016.
  • Interviewed, “Fake News on Facebook is a Real Problem, These College Students Came Up With a Fix,” The Washington Post, November 2016.
  • Interviewed, “So About that Viral List of Fake News Sites…” USA Today, November 2016.
  • Interviewed, “As Fake News Takes Over Facebook Feeds, Many are Taking Satire as Fact,” The Guardian, November 2016.
  • Interviewed, “Here’s a Handy Cheat Sheet of False and Misleading News Sites,” Quartz, November 2016.
  • Interviewed, “Meet the Professor Who’s Trying to Help You Steer Clear of Clickbait,” Chronicle of Higher Education, November 2016.
  • Interviewed, “Full List of Fake News Sites to Avoid,” Metro (International), November 2016.
  • Interviewed, “Professor Compiles List of Fake, Misleading News Websites,” WTVM, November 2016.
  • Interviewed, “Facebook Users Crowdsource Fake News Document,” Business Insider, November 2016.
  • Interviewed, “Fake News Sites to Avoid, “ New York Magazine, November 2016.
  • Interviewed, “Fake News Guide,” Motherboard/Vice Media, November 2016.
  • Interviewed, “Meet the Professor Calling Out the Fake and Misleading News Sites Clogging Your Facebook Feed,” Pacific Standard Magazine, November 2016.
  • Interviewed, “Want to Keep Fake News Out of Your Feed?” The Los Angeles Times, November 2016.
  • Interviewed, “Facebook Fake News Sites,” Refinery 29, November 2016.
  • Interviewed, “The Fake News Wars Go Viral with Melissa’s List,” Nieman Lab (Harvard), November 2016.

Media Media Studies Interviews

  • Interviewed, “Fat Representation,” Feminist Killjoys, Ph.D. podcast, May 2016.
  • Interviewed, “How You’re Supposed to Act on TV,”  SCMS and Cinema Journal’s Aca-Media podcast, June 2014.
  • Interviewed, Iowa Public Radio’s “Talk of Iowa” to discuss Size Discrimination and Fatness, April 8, 2013.
  • Interviewed,  Iowa Public Radio’s “River to River” to discuss Television and Netflix, May 29, 2013.

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