Connecting academic research to industry challenges

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism marks the University of Oxford's commitment to creating an international research centre in the comparative study of journalism.

Anchored in the recognition of the key role of independent media in open societies and the power of information in the modern world, the Institute aims to serve as the leading forum for a productive engagement between scholars from a wide range of disciplines and the practitioners of journalism.

It brings the depth and rigour of academic scholarship of the highest standards to major issues of relevance to the world of news media. It is global in its perspective and in the content of its activities.

Established in 2006, the Institute is based at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford.

The Journalism Fellowship Programme for international journalists, based in Oxford since 1983, is now hosted by the Institute in association with Green Templeton College.

Core funding for the Institute is generously provided by the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

In many different places and positions I've seen journalists make the first draft of history. I need no convincing of the importance of their work and I'm delighted that the study of it has come to Oxford.

The Rt Hon Lord Patten of Barnes, CH, Chancellor of the University of Oxford, and Chairman of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism Advisory Board