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35th Anniversary of the Reuters Institute Journalism Fellowship Programme

More than 130 alumni, from 60 countries, will be joining us in Oxford on 7-9 September for the 35th Anniversary of the Journalist Fellowship Programme. We will talk about everything related to the media with a focus on the intersection with power, politics and elections, the influence of platforms and artificial intelligence, the dangers that journalists face, and how to increase collaboration between journalists.

Our keynote speaker is Alan Rusbridger, former Editor-in-Chief of Guardian News & Media, who will be discussing his book Breaking News: The Remaking of Journalism and Why It Matters Now. We have many other inspiring speakers from across the world sharing their perspectives.

Plenary Session 1: Press, Politics and Power
Meera Selva (Chair), Director of the Journalist Fellowship Programme, RISJ; Maria Ressa, CEO and Executive Editor, Rappler; John Lloyd, Contributing Editor, Financial Times and Senior Research Fellow, RISJ; Luke Harding, Foreign Correspondent, The Guardian

Plenary Session 2: Digital News Report
Alexandra Borchardt (Chair), Director of Strategic Development, RISJ; David Levy, Director, RISJ; Nic Newman, Research Associate, RISJ

Breakout Session: Media and Elections: Is the Information Society Distorting Democracy?
Rasmus Kleis Nielsen (Chair); Cornelia Fuchs; Juliana Fregoso; Richard Danbury

Breakout Session: Aggregation, AI, Platforms: Who Chooses What We Hear, See and Read?
Nic Newman (Chair); Caithlin Mercer; Catherine Gicheru; Nicola Bruno

Breakout Session: Killing the Messenger: Journalists Under Attack
Maria Ressa (Chair); Bahaar Joya; Kemal Goktas

Breakout Session: Collaborative Journalism: A Model for the New Era
James Painter (Chair); Yasuomi Sawa; Catalina Arevalo; Alexandre Léchenet

Biographies of our speakers can be found on the attendees section of our event app.

The full programme of events is below.


35th Anniversary Agenda