Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

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Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
Established2006 (2006)
DirectorRasmus Kleis Nielsen
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The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) is a UK-based research centre and think tank founded in 2006, which operates Thomson Reuters Journalism Fellowship Programme, also known as the Reuters Fellowship.


The institute was founded in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford in 2006 to conduct scholarly and professional research on news media, operate the Thomson Reuters Journalism Fellowship Programme, and host academic research fellows. The RISJ works to bridge daily working journalism and academic study. The Institute regularly holds seminars and events and has an extensive publication programme.[citation needed]


The Reuters Institute is the University of Oxford's research centre on issues affecting news media globally.[1]

Funding and governance[edit]

The Reuters Institute receives core funding from the Thomson Reuters Foundation and additional funding from media companies, foundations, and science academies worldwide.[2]

The institute is chaired by Alan Rusbridger, former principal of Lady Margaret Hall in Oxford.[3] Advisory board members include Indian media entrepreneur Ritu Kapur[4] and British life peer Baroness Wheatcroft.[5] As of 2019 the institute's staff includes Rasmus Kleis Nielsen as director,[6][7] and Meera Selva as deputy director and director of the Journalist Fellowship Programme.[8][9]


Each year, the RISJ publishes predictive reports on trends in the news industry.[10] It also publishes an annual digital news report whose data has been referenced by journalism agencies such as PBS,[11] NHK,[12] Rappler,[13] Channel NewsAsia,[14] News24,[15] and the Poynter Institute.[16]


  1. ^ Faulconbridge, Guy (22 June 2021). "People want trusted news, Reuters Institute says". Reuters. Retrieved 23 February 2022.
  2. ^ "Oxford journalism institute aims to bridge trust gap". The Guardian. 20 January 2006. Retrieved 17 November 2021.
  3. ^ "Alan Rusbridger". Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. Retrieved 27 October 2023.
  4. ^ "ALFM C9: Countering Digital Disinformation while upholding Freedom of Expression | Panelists". International Telecommunication Union. 30 April 2021.
  5. ^ "Honorary Graduates | Awards ceremonies | 2019". University of Greenwich. Retrieved 27 October 2023.
  6. ^ "Dr Rasmus Kleis Nielsen". Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  7. ^ Grau, Mel (31 August 2021). "Registration opens today for the world's largest fact-checking summit". Poynter Institute. Retrieved 23 February 2022.
  8. ^ Sillick, Bob (17 December 2021). "Reuters Oxford Climate Journalism Network". Editor & Publisher. Retrieved 22 February 2022.
  9. ^ Kunova, Marcela; Granger, Jacob (21 December 2021). "Predictions for digital journalism: tech, newsletters, climate and multimedia". Retrieved 22 February 2022.
  10. ^ Kunova, Marcela (10 January 2022). "Reuters Institute predictions for 2022: nine trends you need to know about". Retrieved 22 February 2022.
  11. ^ Bianca Datta (26 June 2017). "Fake News is Spreading Thanks to Information Overload". Nova (American TV program). Retrieved 27 October 2023.
  12. ^ "News Consumption in Changing Media Landscape [Part I]". NHK. 1 October 2023. Retrieved 27 October 2023.
  13. ^ "Media trust scores in PH 'disturbing,' says author of country report in journalism study". RAPPLER. 16 June 2023. Retrieved 27 October 2023.
  14. ^ Natasha Ganesan (15 June 2023). "CNA is Singapore's most trusted news brand for 5th year running: Reuters Institute report". CNA. Retrieved 27 October 2023.
  15. ^ Qukula, Qama (14 June 2023). "News24 is SA's most trusted news brand for fifth year in a row - Oxford's Reuters Institute". News24. Retrieved 27 October 2023.
  16. ^ Edmonds, Rick (15 June 2022). "A fresh Reuters Institute report detects an epidemic of news avoidance". Poynter. Retrieved 27 October 2023.

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