Jenni Sargent

Managing Director, First Draft

First Draft

Managing Director



Jenni Sargent is the Managing Director of First Draft, an organisation set up in 2015 to provide guidance and training for journalists in social newsgathering and verification. In September 2016, she coordinated and launched the First Draft Partner Network, the first initiative of its kind to bring together global newsrooms and social media companies to collaborate on tackling common issues relating to sourcing, reporting and consuming information that emerges online. Jenni is also a director of Eyewitness Media Hub and part of a research team responsible for exploring the impact of media attention on eyewitnesses. Previously she founded Digital Skills Network, a digital training company that developed resources for newsrooms and NGOs

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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