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Reuters Institute researchers: specialisms, expertise and contact details:

For general media and communications enquiries call RISJ press office: 01865 611099 (office) or 07765 998581 (out of hours)

Or, see list of specialist research areas and expertise below (Reuters Institute Director at top, then in alphabetical order):


Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Professor of Political Communication, University of Oxford and Director of the Reuters Institute 

Research topics and expertise:

Impact of platforms and social media

Online misinformation

Political communication

Audience research

Business of news

Digital media and journalism

Media policy

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Twitter @rasmuskleis 

Communications and media officer, Matthew Leake,  01865 611099


Dr J. Scott Brennen, Research Fellow

Research topics and expertise:

Scientific misinformation

Science communication

Online misinformation

Digital media and journalism

History of science and technology

Contact: E: Twitter: @jsbrennen 07950479446 (direct line)


Dr Richard Fletcher, Research Fellow

Research topics and expertise:

Audience research

Digital news consumption

Social media


Paying for news

Contact: E:, Twitter: @dragz, Phone: 01865 611075


Dr Joy Jenkins: Research Fellow

Research topics and expertise:

Local media

Digital media and newsrooms

Lifestyle journalism

Gender and media

Contact: E: Twitter: @joyjenkins 01865 611097 (direct line)


Dr Silvia Majó-Vázquez, Research Fellow

Research topics and expertise:

Digital Audience

Audience Polarisation

Social Media News Consumption

Disinformation Operations

Digital-born outlets

Contact: E:  Twitter: @silviamajo 01865 611098 (Comms’ office)


Nic Newman, Senior Research Associate

Research topics and expertise:

Changing Audience Behaviour

Technology Trends

Impact of Platforms and Social Media

New Business Models

Editorial Analytics, and Other Data Uses

Contact: E:  Twitter: @nicnewman 01865 611098 (Comms’ office)