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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 Alexandra Borchardt, Director of Leadership Programmes

Research topics and expertise:

Leadership and people management in media organisations

Talent recruitment and diversity 

Supporting quality journalism

Brexit coverage in Europe

Contact: E:  Twitter: @alexaborchardt


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 Lucas Graves: Senior Research Fellow, acting Director of Research

Research topics and expertise:

Political fact-checking

Online misinformation

Public affairs journalism

Digital media and politics

Contact: E: Twitter: @gravesmatter 01865 611304 (direct line)


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 Antonis Kalogeropoulos, Research Fellow

Research topics and expertise:

Audience research

Digital news consumption

Trust in news

Political communication

Contact: E: Twitter: @antoniskalog 01865 274393


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)


Julie Posetti: Senior Research Fellow; Journalism Innovation Project lead

Research topics and expertise:

Journalism innovation (focused on digital, mobile and social journalism), including in the areas of: storytelling, audience engagement, structural transformation, and combating the unintended consequences of technology-led innovation on journalism - such as digital disinformation, gendered online harassment and mass surveillance

Contact: Twitter: @julieposetti E: