I’m Kristy Roschke, managing director of the News Co/Lab at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

I am a media literacy educator and researcher. I first became interested in media literacy while teaching high school journalism and English, before I was even familiar with the term. It was the early 2000s and my students were engaging with media and technology in ways I could never have imagined. I saw how it impacted the way they learn and communicate, and knew that if we didn’t get ahead of it, it would upend just about every aspect of life. And, well, here we are.

I’ve been meaning to start my own professional site for years, but teaching a new class finally gave me the push to do to create my own home base.