Elodie Vialle

University of Michigan

Elodie Vialle is a Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan, working on countering online harassment against female journalists. In particular, she studies how to develop tools to report online harassment. She also advises on the set up of internal protocols within newsrooms to mitigate those attacks. Elodie often speaks as a guest lecturer at universities, engaging with public, tech companies and authorities on challenges faced by media outlets.

Prior to that, Elodie was the head of the journalism and technology desk at Reporters without Borders, where she monitored emerging threats undermining journalism and developed projects to defend the freedom of online information. Her work focused on areas such as online censorship, surveillance, disinformation and hate speech, the impact of artificial intelligence on press freedom and internet governance.

Elodie has been an international media consultant for the last 10 years, supporting the improvement of news coverage in francophone countries through the use of new technologies. She was Editor-in-chief of an online media dedicated to social innovation and the non-profit sector, hosted a program on change-making initiatives at the national french radio France Inter and began her career as a TV journalist at french news TV channel BFMTV. Elodie is a graduate of Ecole supérieure de journalisme de Lille (ESJ).