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As stated in a letter from Executive Director Claire Wardle on June 14, 2022, First Draft’s mission is moving to the Information Futures Lab at Brown University. The materials on this website will remain in the short term as we finalize plans for the resources collected here. Thanks, and please join us at IFL!

Getting started

Our first module 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. Course FAQs Instructor:
Claire Wardle is a Research Fellow at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and the executive director of First Draft. She holds a PhD in Communications from the University of Pennsylvania and has taught verification in universities and newsrooms around the world.