Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

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Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.svg
Established 2006
Director David Levy
Location University of Oxford
Oxford, England
, UK
Website reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk

Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) is a UK-based research centre and think tank.

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

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 and is a university research centre of excellence. The Institute regularly holds seminars and events and has an extensive publication programme. Recent publications have included The Digital News Report, 2017; ‘I Saw the News on Facebook’: Brand Attribution when Accessing news from Distributed Environments; A Case Study in Updating PSB in Politically Polarised and Cash-Strapped Times; and The Role of Twitter during the French Presidential Elections. The Thomson Reuters Journalism Fellowship Programme, founded in 1983, is jointly based at the University of Oxford's Department of Politics and International Relations and Green Templeton College. It has hosted over 500 fellows from 90 countries. The fellowship is open to selected mid-career journalists from all over the world, who are funded to produce an academic paper on topics of their choice at Oxford.

The RISJ also hosts academic fellows working on funded research projects on issues of significance to the news industry. Its central interests include journalism practices, standards, accountability, media policy, and the business of news.

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

The RISJ is a partner of the European Journalism Observatory, a network of eleven language sites reporting media research from across Europe.

The institute's staff includes Dr David Levy, director and Dr Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Director of Research.

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