Skip to main content

Join our series of one-day workshops for specialised journalists to connect with experts from across the University of Oxford. 

The series

Our series of digital deep dive sessions gather specialist journalists from across the world with academics from the University of Oxford to:

  • combine academic expertise with the global reach of journalists
  • connect journalists with cutting-edge resources and knowledge
  • create global support networks of journalists
  • prepare journalists for the fundamental challenges of 2022 and beyond

The sessions are free to attend but we do ask journalists to participate for the entire day. 

Content moderation - 9 June 2022

The event. Covering online platform regulation is a tough beat in 2022. That’s why the Reuters Institute has put together a one-day online course for anyone covering a beat that touches on social media, digital regulation, content moderation and censorship. This Digital Deep Dive will bring together 15 journalists from newsrooms around the world with leading academics in the field. Our experts include: 

  • Dr David Kaye, former UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression and a clinical professor of Law at UCal, Irvine. David is the author of Speech Police: The Global Struggle to Govern the Internet. 

  • Dr Natali Helberger, a Professor of Information Law at the Institute for Information Law (IViR), University of Amsterdam. Her research explores how the role of the user of information is changing under the influence of information technology, and social and economic conditions. She will speak about the EU Digital Securities Act. 

  • Mishi Choudhary, Esq, a technology lawyer and online civil liberties activist. Mishi is also Legal Director at the Software Freedom Law Center, an organisation that brings together lawyers, policy analysts, technologists, and students to protect freedom in the digital world.

  • Dr Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Professor of Politics at Oxford University, Director of the Reuters Institute and author of The Power of Platforms: Shaping Media and Society

How to join. Applications are now closed for this programme. 

Past sessions
Climate change - 20 May 2022 image/svg+xml image/svg+xml


Press freedom - 28 June 2021 image/svg+xml image/svg+xml


Climate change reporting - 20 April 2021 image/svg+xml image/svg+xml


Journalism and AI - 29 March 2021 image/svg+xml image/svg+xml


  • Gina Neff, Professor of Technology & Society, Oxford Internet Institute
  • Michael Osborne, Professor of Machine Learning, Department of Engineering Science
  • Rasmus Nielsen, Director, Reuters Institute
  • Meera Selva, Deputy Director, Reuters Institute
Vaccines and public health - 25 February 2021 image/svg+xml image/svg+xml


  • Peter Drobac, Director, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Saïd Business School
  • Denise Lievesley, Former Principal, Green Templeton College; Former Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science and Public Policy and Professor of Social Statistics at King’s College London
  • Rasmus Nielsen, Director, Reuters Institute
  • Meera Selva, Deputy Director, Reuters Institute