Esther Chan


Research Fellow, University of Technology Sydney

Esther Chan is a research fellow at UTS Centre for Media Transition, partnering with Information Futures Lab at Brown University. The Lab builds on the legacy of media verification, journalism education and innovation pioneered by the nonprofit First Draft, where Esther was the APAC bureau editor. On a daily basis she leads the editorial coverage of mis- and disinformation in the region and conducts, edits and publishes in-depth research about information disorder. Esther started her career in television as an investigative reporter before moving onto digital journalism at Storyful, AFP FactCheck and First Draft. She specialises in online newsgathering, verification, factchecking and conducting training workshops to help journalists and others to identify threat actors and deepen their understanding of the online disinformation landscape.