How does the world engage with its news media? In a dynamically shifting global journalism industry, we track the ever-shifting trends, changes and advancements, aiming to connect rigorous academic research with the practical experiences of professional journalists, media managers and policymakers.
Our focus is on internationally comparative research, and we conduct and facilitate research that addresses the most significant issues facing journalists and media organisations in a rapidly developing industry.
The world's largest news audience study, covering 40 markets, based on a survey of more than 80,000 digital news users
This factsheet from the UK COVID-19 News and Information Project looks at the perceived threats to both national and personal health and finances, and how this differs by news use.
Factsheet from the UK COVID-19 News and Information Project
Our research is conducted by a team of in-house academics, along with Visiting Fellows and research associates. We also collaborate with researchers from across the University of Oxford and from other leading global universities.
Support for our research comes from a variety of academic funding bodies, foundations, non-profit and NGOs as well as industry partners. Find out more about who supports us.
Journalist Fellows spend from one term to an academic year at the Reuters Institute, taking time out from their newsrooms to explore key issues facing the media through seminars, networking events, industry visits and talks. The research they carry out, usually on a subject closely related to their own job or location, results in a research paper.