The MediaJustice Network Fellowship (MJNF) is back again for 2023, and we can’t wait for you to meet this year’s MJNF Mentors.
Our Fellowship’s Mentors are leaders in their field who are invested in developing the leadership of a new generation of media justice advocates and organizers. MediaJustice Network Fellows will work closely with them over the next 8 months on innovating new tools and strategies for the fight against racialized disinformation. Each Mentor’s skills and experience will support our Fellows’ development into leaders in the movement to dismantle disinformation.
Bridget Todd (she/her) is a frequently cited expert, trainer, and speaker on combating disinformation and extremism online, advocating for social media platform accountability, creating safer digital experiences for women and other marginalized people, and celebrating and amplifying marginalized people’s contributions to tech and the internet. She created her critically acclaimed podcast There Are No Girls on the Internet to explore how marginalized people show up online in response to the lack of inclusion in conversations around the internet. There Are No Girls The Internet earned “Best Technology Podcast” at the iHeart Radio Podcast Awards and a Shorty Award for “Best Podcast Miniseries” for DISINFORMED, a miniseries exploring how misinformation, and conspiracy theories around COVID, gender, and race hurt marginalized communities. As Director of Communication for the national gender-justice advocacy organization Ultraviolet, Bridget regularly meets with leadership from platforms like Reddit, Twitter, Facebook, and TikTok to advocate for and develop policy recommendations to make digital experiences safer and more inclusive. Bridget’s writing and work on technology, race, gender and culture have been featured at the Atlantic, Newsweek, the Nation, the Daily Show and several other outlets.
Luce Capco Lincoln (he, they, siya) is filmmaker, artist, curator and political educator currently located on Lenapehoking, by way of Timucua land now known as Gainesville, FL. Luce’s movement work began in the 1990s as a teenager where he learned from elders the importance of community media, political education and intersectional organizing. For 8 years, they worked at the Global Action Project, where he facilitated and directed programs to create social justice films with LGBQT and immigrant youth. Currently, Luce is a founding member of a BIPOC worker owned cooperative, Shadow Work Media and the Communications Coordinator for Healing Histories Project. In addition, Luce is working on a BIPOC curatorial project called QTPOC Visions with artist Marin Watts.
Jelani Drew-Davi (they/them) is a Black, queer, organizer from the South dedicated to building power for their communities online and offline. As the Director of Campaigns for Kairos they enjoy long reads through Twitter and taking any chance to drag Big Tech CEOs. Jelani’s organizing interest is at the intersection of racial justice and technology. They dream about a world where tech works for all of us. But in the meantime, Jelani is working to help people understand how tech has a deep impact on our lives. Outside of Kairos, you can find them contemplating buying another camera, going on a hike, or diy-ing something at their house.
Jaime Longoria (he/they) is manager of research and training for the Disinfo Defense League where he works with community organizers to disrupt online racialized disinformation. Previously Jaime worked as a senior investigative researcher and special projects manager at First Draft where he monitored information disorder in Spanish-language and Latinx communities. He also worked as a researcher at NBC News Investigations and was data editor at Type Investigations. Jaime is the winner of the Sidney Hillman Foundation’s 2020 Social Justice Reporting Award.