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Jessica Roberts is an assistant professor of communication at Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon. She is co-author of the 2021 book “Attacks on the American Press” and the 2018 book “American Journalism and ‘Fake News’: Examining the Facts.” Her research examines the contributions and ethical practices of non-traditional journalistic actors to public information, ranging from citizen journalism to social media, as well as journalistic ethics and information, focusing on fake news. She has had research published in Journalism, Social Media + Society, and the International Journal of Communication, among others. She earned her Ph.D. in Journalism Studies at the University of Maryland and her M.A. in Journalism at the University of Southern California. Her forthcoming book, "Effective Journalism: How the Information Ecosystem Works and What Journalists Should Do About It" will be published by Intellect Books in April 2024. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

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