Contributor profile

Claire Wardle

U.S. Director First Draft

I tutor: Case studies


Claire Wardle is one of the world’s experts on user generated content and verification. She co-authored the report "Information Disorder: Toward an interdisciplinary framework for research and policy making" for the Council of Europe. She is currently a Research Fellow at TED working on a new initiative to help improve the quality of information online.

She is also the Executive Chair of First Draft, a non-profit dedicated to educating journalists about reporting in an age of information disorder. With a firm focus on tackling information disorder, First Draft has led pioneering work around elections in the US, France, UK, Germany, Brazil and Nigeria, using the results to build training resources for journalists and the general public.

Previously, Claire was a Research Fellow at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, the Research Director at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School, head of social media for the UN Refugee Agency and Director of News Services for Storyful. She holds a PhD in Communication and an MA in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

Courses taught by Claire

Case studies
Verification: The Basics

Craig Silverman, Claire Wardle