Professor Tara Susman-Peña

Professor Tara Susman-Peña
  • IREX
  • Yale University
My goal is to help people of all ages develop healthy habits for engaging with information, online and offline.

Tara Susman-Peña leads the adaptation and expansion of Learn to Discern, an IREX media literacy methodology, in the United States and around the world. She trains participants and trainers on how to fight misinformation and conduct audience research. She taught at The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs and has lectured widely at institutions such as Georgetown University; Columbia University; the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development; the National Endowment for Democracy; and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Ms. Susman-Peña has presented at many international conferences on topics including disinformation; the role of media, information, and innovation in governance, development, and resilience; measuring complex information systems; aid effectiveness; and research methods. At IREX, she has facilitated media development projects in Mozambique, Latin America, and Eurasia.

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  1. Fighting Misinformation: Digital Media Literacy

    Fighting Misinformation: Digital Media Literacy

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    3.8 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Starting at $109.95 Starting at $109.95 $119.95 $109.95$119.95
    The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) has teamed up with The Great Courses to provide an outstanding eight-lecture series designed to arm you with the very skills needed to defuse the threat of misinformation media. Ms.Tara Susman-Peña, a senior technical advisor, and her colleagues at IREX, Mehri Druckman and Nina Odura, will lead you step by step through the history, evolution, science, and impact...
  2. (SET) Fighting Misinformation & Influence Set

    (SET) Fighting Misinformation & Influence

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $339.90 Starting at $339.90 $399.90 $339.90$399.90
    How is media used to influence our thoughts and actions? How can you put wield this influence yourself and put it to good use? Questions like these are at the heart of this two-course set that brings together Fighting Misinformation: Digital Media Literary and Influence: Mastering Life’s Most Powerful Skill. In the first course, navigate the tricky landscape of today’s media-saturated world and develop the...
  3. (SET) Fighting Misinformation & Your Deceptive Mind Set

    (SET) Fighting Misinformation & Your Deceptive Mind

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
    Start thinking more critically about the world around you with help from this two-course set filled with insights and practical skills. In Fighting Misinformation: Digital Media Literacy, navigate the tricky landscape of today’s media-saturated world and develop the skills you need to combat fakes, stereotypes, and frauds within every kind of media source. And in Your Deceptive Mind: A Guide to Critical Thinking...
  4. (SET) Fighting Misinformation & How to Program Set

    (SET) Fighting Misinformation & How to Program

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    Explore the frontier of our digital world with a fascinating two-course look at fundamental aspects of digital media and computer programming. In Fighting Misinformation: Digital Media Literacy, navigate the tricky landscape of today’s media-saturated world and develop the skills you need to combat fakes, stereotypes, and frauds within every kind of media source. And in How to Program: Computer Science Concepts...
  5. (SET) Fighting Misinformation & Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive Set

    (SET) Fighting Misinformation & Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
    What can the experts tell us about how to raise ourselves—and others—in such a hyper-connected digital world? Find out in this two-course set that brings together Fighting Misinformation: Digital Media Literary and Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive. In the first course, navigate the tricky landscape of today’s media-saturated world and develop the skills you need to combat fakes, stereotypes, and...
  6. (SET) Taking Control of Your Personal Data & Fighting Misinformation Set

    (SET) Taking Control of Your Personal Data & Fighting Misinformation

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $339.90 Starting at $339.90 $399.90 $339.90$399.90
    Discover ways you can become a more responsible (and safe) member of the digital world with the insights and tips in these two illuminating courses. First, open your eyes to just how exposed your everyday personal data is—and learn how to keep it as safe as possible in Taking Control of Your Personal Data. Then, develop the skills you need to combat fakes, stereotypes, and frauds within every kind of digital media...
  7. (SET) Fighting Misinformation & The Surveillance State Set

    (SET) Fighting Misinformation & The Surveillance State

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    Learn how live smart in a world of fake news and big data with this two-course set. First, navigate the tricky landscape of today’s media-saturated world and develop the skills you need to combat fakes, stereotypes, and frauds within every kind of media source in Fighting Misinformation: Digital Media Literary. Then, in The Surveillance State, tackle tough questions about surveillance and data in the 21st century,...