First Draft prepares for a big year ahead with the support of 40 new partners

In September, First Draft launched a global Partner Network of newsrooms, fact-checkers, human rights organizations and technology platforms. The goal? To collaborate on improving how information that emerges online is reported, verified, circulated and consumed.

At the time of our launch, issues of trust and truth in news were a growing concern, but even we did not predict the rapid escalation in debate that has dominated industry headlines in recent weeks. This sense of urgency to tackle challenges has cemented our focus and confirmed that working together has never been more important. In the past few months, our network has doubled in size and we are delighted to welcome new members, including The Associated Press, ABC News, BBC News, Banjo, Bloomberg, Dataminr, Deutsche Presse-Agentur, the Guardian, NBC, NowThis, Rappler, Reuters, Sky News, Trinity Mirror and Zeit Online. In the coming months, we will build on our network of international partners who can contribute specific expertise and experience to the challenges we collectively face. See here for a full list of partners.