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Oxford Perspectives: Envisioning the Newsroom in 2020, July 4-6th 2018

Reuters Institute: Oxford Perspectives
The Reuters Institute's Professional Media Leadership Programme includes Oxford Perspectives: A two-day workshop aimed at senior editorial staff and media managers, held in Oxford.

We are pleased to announce: Oxford Perspectives: Envisioning the Newsroom in 2020. This will be held at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism on July 4 - 6.

The two-day workshop, on the latest journalism trends and current challenges faced by media organisations, is aimed at experienced journalists and media managers. The project is led by Alexandra Borchardt, Director of Strategic Development, who joined the Institute in 2017 from Sueddeutsche Zeitung.

Reuters Institute directors, associates and experienced practitioners will lead discussions on the most recent media research, tools and innovations, and how they can be applied in the newsroom. Guest speakers include Tom Standage, deputy editor of The Economist.  

The programme includes an extra session on the particular challenges faced by local news organisations in the digital age. Joy Jenkins, researcher at the Institute, will present key findings of her latest report: The Digital Transition of Local News. 

The course is designed to enable participants to develop strategies for their own organisations, to share experiences and broaden networks, inspired by the international yet intimate Oxford environment.

Cost: £2,500 per participant, includes two days of workshops, presentations and discussions, two dinners in Oxford Colleges and two lunches. Accommodation and travel are not included.

Participants from local media are invited to apply for a limited number of subsidised places.

What previous attendees say about Oxford Perspectives:

“It was very informative of the experience we are going through and I will take away lessons on how other publishers are dealing with it.” - Keith Poole, Head of Digital, The Sun, London.

“Lucy Kueng – so insightful. Alan Rusbridger – brilliant thoughts. Rasmus Nielsen – very helpful to understand the problem.” - Bastian Obermayer, Head of Investigative Team, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Munich.

“A lot of arguments for my discussions at home.” - Wolfgang Vichtl, Head of BR24, Munich.

“I love the interaction aspect. It makes it easier to discuss when the situation is non-competitive. This was a very supportive and accomplished group all of whom had value to add. Keep the quality high!” - Jo Morrell, Managing Editor, The Telegraph, London.

“It was a great inspiration and gave me new arguments for discussion” - Andrian Zaugg, Head of Corporate Strategy at Swiss Broadcasting Corporation.

“The session on data and metrics really changed my opinion on the subject” - Andrea Kister, Head of News, BR (Bavarian Broadcasting), Munich.

More information is included in the flyer. Participants should apply no later than 8th June 2018 by emailing

Ox Perspectives Flyer

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