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.
Factsheet analyses patterns of news use among both remain and leave voters, by favoured news source, news outlet, trust scores
Third and final report of the Journalism Innovation Project examines how three newsrooms in the Global South have responded to audience toxicity and political pressures by creating narrower and deeper engagement with their audiences.
Public service media are struggling to reach younger, less educated audiences, and risk decline and ultimately irrelevance
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.