Paul Mena teaches Journalism and News Writing, Journalism for Web and Social Media, Writing and Ethics, and Data-Driven Journalism. He received his Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the University of Florida. His research on journalism, fact-checking, misinformation and credibility has been published in Journalism Practice and Policy & Internet. He worked as a professional journalist in Ecuador for 20 years, reporting for BBC News Mundo, El Pais (Spain), and Ecuadorian media. As a Fulbright scholar, he obtained his master's degree in Mass Communications and Journalism Studies at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.
Current Publications include:
Mena, P. (2019). Principles and boundaries of fact-checking: Journalists’ perceptions. Journalism Practice, 13(6), 657–672. https://doi.org/10.1080/
Mena, P. (2019). Cleaning up social media: The effect of warning labels on likelihood of sharing false news on Facebook. Policy & Internet. https://doi.org/10.1002/poi3.