Our project

Learn to Check is a media education project about disinformation and digital content verification. It was set up in 2020 following the positive response to the media education workshops for young people given by Nereida Carrillo and Marta Montagut at the American Spaces in Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia.

Hundreds of teenagers took their first steps in digital verification at these workshops. And now the project is growing. Learn to Check extends this educational offering, providing resources for teachers, families, teenagers and other audiences. The idea is to provide knowledge, tools and reflections so as to avoid disinformation.

In an era in which we are permanently surrounded by noise, our goal is to provide our users with resources and training allowing them to cut a path through this jungle of truth and lies. Here you will find the keys to verification, useful tools, games to test your skills, teaching guides, expert videos, articles of interest and a wide range of face-to-face and online workshops. Welcome to Learn to Check!

If you would like to contact us, you can send an email to info@learntocheck.org or complete this form, and we will get back to you.

 

Our team

Nereida Carrillo 

Learn to Check management, content and training

PhD in Journalism and Communication from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, journalist, researcher, lecturer at various universities (UPF, UAB, UOC) and professional trainer. She has explained digital verification to young people, teachers, families, journalists, librarians and other audiences through her media literacy workshops. She is the author of El periodismo volátil (Editorial UOC), a book about the new journalism derived from infotainment. She regularly contributes to the newspaper ARA and the magazine Capçalera of the Association of Journalists of Catalonia. With more than 15 years of experience as a journalist, she has also worked for radio broadcaster Cadena SER and the TV3 news website.

Marta Montagut

Learn to Check content and management

PhD in Communication from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, coordinator of the Master’s in Strategic Communication at the URV, researcher and journalist. She has published articles about political communication, framing and radio in journals such as Journalism Studies and Radio Journal. After a number of years as a radio journalist (COM Ràdio, Cadena SER, Catalunya Ràdio), she now focuses on research and teaching. She is currently working on the critical analysis of metaphor in political discourse and issues of memory and post-memory in media and cultural output. She has formed a partnership with Nereida Carrillo from the outset to advance and continue this media literacy project.

Toni Mata

Audiovisual content creation

Scriptwriter, author, presenter and Journalism graduate (UAB). As an author, he has published works including Nacidos para ser Breves (Joaquim Ruyra 2019 award winner) and Momentos poco Estelares de la Humanidad (Planeta). As a scriptwriter, he has written for comedy programmes (BFN, El Hormiguero, Juego de Niños, Còmics), historical education (El lloc dels fets) and interviews (Estranyes Parelles). He is a creator and director of televisual formats, has taught television at UVic and delivered a number of masterclasses in infotainment and scriptwriting at the UAB, URL and UB. He currently directs, writes and presents the 20Vint stand-up programme for TVE Cataluña.

Àlex Miñana

Production and image direction

Creative producer, programme producer and director. Winner of the Academia de la Televisión Iris Award for best production in 2013, 2014 and 2015. One of the most prestigious producers in the country, specializing in large-scale formats. He was a member of the TVE production team for the Barcelona Olympics and Seville Expo in 1992. He has since then been the producer of Crónicas Marcianas, a number of editions of Operación Triunfo, ten seasons of El Hormiguero, Ninja Warrior I, Juego de Niños and many others. He brings all this baggage to Learn to Check, allowing the project to hit the audiovisual heights.