Joe Crescente is the Media Literacy Fellow for the US Embassy/American Center in Moscow, where he develops and conduct workshops, seminars, and online courses on media literacy topics for Russian students, teachers, journalists, and media educators. He earned a BA in Russian and communications at the Evergreen State College, an MA in Russian studies from Indiana University, an MA in anthropology at New York University, and an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. In his free time he is shopping around his first novel.
Check out his podcast on media literacy (in Russian): https://stuck.fireside.fm
April 21st, 2020 | Season 2 | 35 mins 37 secs
diplomacy, karaoke, media landscape, media literacy, privacy concerns, writing
Joining us via Zoom from self-isolation in Moscow, New Jersey native Joseph Crescente talks to us about his area of expertise as the media literacy fellow at the US Embassy/American Center in Moscow. This is a fascinating and relevant discussion on how to navigate the media landscape in today's COVID-19 information-rich and facts-poor environment. Take a listen!