Unit 1: Getting started with verification

Our first unit teaches the basics of what we mean by “verification” and how to set up your computer to do it. It will present tools you’ll need to download, as well as a list of readings to strengthen your understanding and skills of verification. See FAQs about the course here.

Instructor Claire Wardle
Claire is the executive director of First Draft and is a co-founder of one of First Draft’s founding partners, Eyewitness Media Hub. She holds a PhD in Communications from the University of Pennsylvania and has taught verification in universities and newsrooms around the world. Here, Claire explains how her interest in verification began and what keeps this field exciting.