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RISJ highlights from 2017

22 Dec 2017

A few 2017 highlights from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism for those interested in catching up over the holidays.

  • The 2017 Digital News Report, analysing news and media use in 36 markets across the world, was published in June. Read the report here, watch an interview with lead author Nic Newman here, dig in to the underlying data via our interactive exploration tool, and check out video from our New York launch event at Columbia including a panel discussion with Emily Bell (Tow Center), Melissa Bell (Vox), S. Mitra Kalita (CNN), Niketa Patel (Twitter), Jason White (Facebook), and Rasmus Kleis Nielsen.
  • Alexandra Borchardt joined us in the summer from Süddeutsche Zeitung as our new Director of Strategic Development. She is leading on expanding our industry engagement including our new executive education course Oxford Perspectives, tailored specifically for experienced journalists and newsroom managers who want to learn more about audiences, new formats, business models that work and current trends in journalism.
  • Meera Selva joined us a Director of our Journalism Fellowship programme, which welcomed a new cohort of fellows from all over the world. The deadline for applying to be a fellow is January 31 – more here.
  • We have presented our work at multiple both public and private events to journalists, media executives, policymakers, academics, and many others all over the world, including presentations in Brussels, Chennai, New York, Seoul, Singapore, and many, many other places.
  • Finally, our research team had work published in some absolute top journals including important research on the surprising lack of audience fragmentation (in Journal of Communication), on how people are incidentally exposed to news on social media, despite fears of filter bubbles (in New Media and Society), and on how news media organizations are taking an increasingly enterprising and experimental approach to digital media (in Journalism Studies).