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.
This piece of research looks at the gender breakdown of the senior editorial leaders across 200 online and offline news outlets
According to our unique tracking data, news sites had wide reach but limited engagement throughout the campaign and BBC News was the most used news source.
Report by Meera Selva looks at the threats that journalists face across the region and what they are calling for to address them.
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.