Jenni Sargent

Managing Director, First Draft

First Draft

Managing Director



Jenni led the formation and launch of First Draft in 2015 and has devised and coordinated a number of its key initiatives including the International Partner Network and CrossCheck France; the first project of its kind to encourage competing newsrooms to collaboratively verify and transparently endorse each other’s work. Building on those experiences, Jenni went on to develop the methodology and technology for First Draft’s global CrossCheck initiative, expanding sustainable collaborations across borders.

15 November 2019

Covering Politics in the Misinformation Age

6 February 2017

Covering Elections - A Global Perspective

31 March 2015

Verification, Investigation, and Digital Ethics

8 December 2015

The Future of Digital Journalism: Social Media, Data and Video Stories