Tamar Wilner is a Ph.D. student in journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. Tamar received her BA with honors in philosophy from Wesleyan University before spending 15 years as a professional journalist, covering topics ranging from business and urban planning to environment and the media. She received her MA in journalism from the University of Missouri in 2018.
Tamar’s research interests focus 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.