Tamar Wilner is journalism advisor to the science fact-checking website Metafact, and a Ph.D. student in journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.
Tamara’s research focuses on misinformation, media credibility, news literacy and health. She developed expertise in these areas while writing for outlets including the Columbia Journalism Review and Poynter.org, and consulting for organizations including the American Press Institute, Stony Brook University’s Center for News Literacy, and international development non-profit IREX.
Tamar is also co-creator of an online news literacy game, Post Facto. Before entering academia she spent 15 years as a professional journalist, covering topics ranging from business and urban planning to environment and the media.