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Jenni Sargent, managing director at First Draft, on language around false claims, reaching sceptical audiences and collaboration

| November 22, 2019 – 4:32 pm | 448 views

Jenni Sargent founded First Draft in 2015 and has since been devising initiatives to support organisations that tackle the challenges of trust and truth online.

As a specialist in digital verification, she also pioneered CrossCheck, a global network that connects competing newsrooms around the world to collaboratively investigate and report misinformation.

We caught up with her to talk about the upcoming 2019 UK election, why we should stop saying ‘fake news’ and why it is not enough to watch BBC News at Six.

Q What is CrossCheck and what is it for?

CrossCheck is our flagship initiative and it is something we have been working on since January 2017, where we pioneered the first collaborative project in France. It came immediately after the 2016 election in the US and there was an appetite to identify any confusing or misleading information.

5 things you will learn at Newsrewired

| October 28, 2019 – 5:45 pm | 442 views
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With our conference just around the corner, we put together a short video that rounds up main talking points on the agenda.
 
Our 25th Newsrewired will, as always, feature a mix of workshops, talks and panel discussions about the latest tools, trends and techniques in digital journalism. Here are five things you will learn.

Newsrewired sneak peek podcast: diversity, artificial intelligence, and future-proofing journalism

| October 25, 2019 – 12:00 pm | 723 views
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Our Newsrewired digital journalism conference is fast approaching and we are excited about the speaker lineup and the topics we have in store.

To offer you a taster of what is coming on 27 November, we caught up with four of our panellists on this week’s Journalism.co.uk podcast.

What does content verification mean in the age of deepfakes?

| August 15, 2019 – 12:13 pm | 788 views
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Deepfakes – doctored videos fabricating footage of what looks like real people – have been around for years. But the journalism community is now starting to take seriously their potential to damage trust in the media and democracy.