Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Green Templeton College is proud to be the home of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, engaging newsroom leaders from around the world and exploring the future of global journalism.

Reuters Journalist Fellows in Observatory gardens

Green Templeton’s connection with the Reuters Institute

Our connection with journalism extends back to 1992, when the Reuters Journalist Fellowship programme began its long-standing residency at Green College.

Neville Maxwell, a former foreign correspondent for The Times, established the Reuters Foundation Fellowship Programme in 1983 to complement the University of Oxford’s ongoing research on international development. The programme soon began to grow and a dedicated Journalist Fellowship was established in 1990, which moved into residence at Green College two years later.

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) in its current form launched in 2006, retaining its strong affiliation with Green Templeton.

Located at Green Templeton’s 13 Norham Gardens and housed within the Department of Politics and International Relations, the RISJ is dedicated to exploring the future of global journalism through debate, engagement and research. It connects practice and research to examine issues facing journalists around the world.

Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Reuters Institute Journalist Fellows

Reuters Institute Journalist Fellows are given Visiting Scholar status at Green Templeton during their time in Oxford, allowing them access to the college’s wide-ranging facilities, and Principal Sir Michael Dixon is a member of the Reuters Institute Steering Committee.

Each year, the Journalist Fellowship Programme welcomes experienced, practising journalists from multiple countries who travel to Oxford for one, two or three terms. They attend seminars, talks and newsroom visits to understand the challenges facing the industry, and undertake research into a chosen topic related to their work.

Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Senior Research Fellow of Green Templeton College
Director of the Reuters Institute

Green Templeton College Senior Research Fellow Professor Rasmus Kleis Nielsen is Director of the Reuters Institute. Explore his career here.

Examples of projects published by Reuters Institute Fellows include: coverage of sexual abuse before and after #MeToo; the future of digital media; foreign news coverage in the mobile internet era in China; practical procedures for decreasing the violations against journalists; and how Facebook and WhatsApp are increasingly becoming the preferred tool of propaganda by repressive regimes and governments.

Global Journalism Seminars

Green Templeton hosts the RISJ’s weekly journalism seminars during term time, attracting high profile, experienced and inspirational figures from diverse areas of journalism, research and activism, to discuss key issues affecting the media.

These seminars are open to all members of the Green Templeton community, as well as the general public, and involve an informative talk by the guest speaker before a vigorous and lively debate on the day’s topic.


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