Alex Mahadevan

    Alex Mahadevan is the director of MediaWise at the Poynter Institute. Since 2019, he’s taught and trained thousands of journalists across the world in verification, AI and digital tools for investigations. Alex co-authored Poynter’s AI ethics guide, co-led the Poynter Summit on AI, Ethics & Journalism and regularly trains newsrooms in responsible generative AI use. He also co-leads the Empowering Digital Diverse Digital Citizens Lab at Stanford University, which studies media literacy interventions on TikTok and YouTube. Before getting into fact-checking and media literacy, he was news innovation editor at Observer Media Group.

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