Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

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Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
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Established2006 (2006)
DirectorRasmus Kleis Nielsen
Location,
UK
Websitereutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk

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.

History[edit]

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]

Description[edit]

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

Fellowship programme[edit]

The Thomson Reuters Journalism Fellowship Programme, or Reuters Fellowship, 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 600 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.[citation needed]

RISJ also hosts a limited number 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.[citation needed]

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]

As of 2019 the institute's staff includes Rasmus Kleis Nielsen as director,[3][4] and Meera Selva as deputy director and director of the Journalist Fellowship Programme.[5][6]

The institute's steering committee is chaired by Alan Rusbridger, former editor-in-chief of The Guardian, and former principal of Lady Margaret Hall. Advisory board members include Marty Baron, executive editor, The Washington Post; Ritu Kapur, co-founder and CEO, The Quint, India; and Baroness Wheatcroft of Blackheath.[when?][citation needed]

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

Publications[edit]

Each year, the RISJ publishes predictive reports on trends in the news industry.[7] It also publishes an annual digital news report.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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. ^ "Dr Rasmus Kleis Nielsen". Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  4. ^ Grau, Mel (31 August 2021). "Registration opens today for the world's largest fact-checking summit". Poynter Institute. Retrieved 23 February 2022.
  5. ^ Sillick, Bob (17 December 2021). "Reuters Oxford Climate Journalism Network". Editor & Publisher. Retrieved 22 February 2022.
  6. ^ Kunova, Marcela; Granger, Jacob (21 December 2021). "Predictions for digital journalism: tech, newsletters, climate and multimedia". Journalism.co.uk. Retrieved 22 February 2022.
  7. ^ Kunova, Marcela (10 January 2022). "Reuters Institute predictions for 2022: nine trends you need to know about". Journalism.co.uk. Retrieved 22 February 2022.

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