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.

The RISJ is based at Green Templeton’s site, 13 Norham Gardens, Oxford, which also houses the Osler-McGovern Centre.

You can read more about the current Reuters Journalist Fellows here.

Global Journalism Seminars 2020-21

Hilary Term 2021:

Trust in news: what we know (and what we don’t)
Wednesday 6 January 2021
Benjamin Toff, Senior Research Fellow, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Experiments in innovation at The Washington Post
Wednesday 13 January 2021
Elite Truong, director of strategic initiatives, The Washington Post

Building relationship and trust on TikTok – and finding news stories
Wednesday 20 January 2021
Sophia Smith Galer, BBC journalist and TikTok influencer

Lessons in slowing down the newsroom
Wednesday 27 January 2021
James Harding, co-founder and editor-in-chief, Tortoise Media

Arrested development: Zimbabwean journalism
Wednesday 3 February 2021
Hopewell Chin’ono, Zimbabwean journalist and anti-corruption campaigner

Keeping tech accountable: a conversation with The Markup
Wednesday 10 February 2021
Julia Angwin, co-founder and editor-in-chief, The Markup

Data and subscriptions: El Pais’ lessons in pandemic coverage
Wednesday 17 February 2021
Borja Echevarría, managing editor, El País

Stuff’s 2020 Facebook exit: what happened next?
Wednesday 24 February 2021
Sinead Boucher, CEO of Stuff

Covering the cartels: the history and mission of Zeta
Wednesday 3 March 2021
Adela Bello, managing editor of Zeta magazine

News media in the Far East in 2021
Wednesday 10 March 2021
Daisuke Furuta, former editor of Buzzfeed Japan and current Google News fellow

Michaelmas Term 2020:

The missing perspectives of women in COVID-19 news
Wednesday 07 October
Luba Kassova, co-founder and director AKAS audience strategy consultancy

What is data bias, and why should journalists pay attention?
Wednesday 14 October
Prof Safiya Noble, author of Algorithms of Oppression

Under pressure: journalists and the battle to keep reporting
Wednesday 21 October
Meera Selva, director of the Journalism Fellowship at the RISJ

The 7 principles of reflective journalism
Wednesday 28 October
Shirish Kulkarni, Bureau of Investigative Journalism

How significant is Russian influence on global politics?
Wednesday 4 November
Luke Harding, author of Shadow State

The value and future of public service media
Wednesday 11 November
Noel Curran, director-general of the European Broadcasting Union

Covid reporting in South Africa
Wednesday 18 November
Mia Malan, founding editor-in-chief of Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism

The importance of young voices in British media
Wednesday 25 November
Izin Akhabau, online editor of The Voice

A new media success story
Wednesday 2 December
Emily Ramshaw, co-founder of The 19th

Business and Practice of Journalism Seminars 2019-20:

Trinity Term 2020:

Building a global media brand
Wednesday 29 April
Prashant Rao, global editor, The Atlantic

Brexit in a time of chaos
Wednesday 6 May
Anand Menon, Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at King’s College London

Reporting pandemics: Measles and Coronavirus in the Pacific Islands
Wednesday 13 May
Cherelle Jackson, investigative reporter, Samoa

Fact checking a global story
Wednesday 20 May
Clara Jiménez Cruz, co-founder of

Journalists under pressure – the emotional toll of covering crises
Wednesday 27 May
Meera Selva, director, Reuters Institute journalist fellowship programme

The role of the Today programme in a national crisis
Wednesday 3 June
Sarah Sands, editor of BBC Radio 4 Today programme

Holding power to account
Wednesday 10 June
Matthew Caruana Galizia, investigative journalist

Public sector broadcasting and trust in dangerous times
Wednesday 17 June
Dorothy Byrne, head of news and current affairs, Channel 4 News

Hilary Term 2020:

The truth behind filter bubbles
Wednesday 22 January
Richard Fletcher, senior researcher, Reuters Institute for the Study  of Journalism

Leading digital transformation
Wednesday 29 January
Inga Thordar, executive editor, CNN Digital International

Notes from the frontline: Journalism in Bolsonaro’s Brazil
Wednesday 5 February
Consuelo Dieguez, Piaui Magazine and Daniela Pinheiro, former editor in chief, Época

Notes from the frontline: Misinformation and propaganda wars in Ukraine and Russia
Wednesday 12 February
Maryana Drach, director, Radio Free Europe, Ukraine and Gulmira Amangalieva, reporter, Freenews-Volga, Russia

Notes from the frontline: A dangerous moment: reporting Hong Kong’s protests
Wednesday 19 February
Emily Tsang, reporter, South China Morning Post and Wei Du, international correspondent, Channel News Asia

The State of the Times
Wednesday 26 February
Stephen Dunbar-Johnson, president, International of New York Times

Political gossip and how it drives everything
Wednesday 4 March
Marie Le Conte, politics writer

A new wave: Female editors and new audiences
Wednesday 11 March
Meera Selva, director, journalist fellowship programme, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Michaelmas Term 2019:

Healing words – Innovations in health reporting
Wednesday 16 October
Mia Malan, Editor-in-Chief, Bhekisia

Political attacks on journalism in central and eastern Europe
Wednesday 23 October
Meera Selva, Director of the Journalism Fellowship Programme at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

The state of journalism
Wednesday 30 October
Dorothy Byrne, head of news and current affairs, Channel 4 Television

Increasing women’s representation at the BBC
Wednesday 6 November
Ros Atkins, presenter of Outside Source, BBC News, project director 50:50

Virtual reality in newsrooms
Wednesday 20 November
Zillah Watson, commissioning editor for virtual reality, BBC VR Hub

Putting the audience at the heart of journalism
Wednesday 27 November
Federica Cherubini, engagement manager, Hearken

Press freedom and media censorship
Wednesday 4 December
Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Director, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Business and Practice of Journalism Seminars 2018-19

The following seminars took place Wednesdays at 14:00 at the EP Abraham Lecture Theatre at Green Templeton College. They were open to everyone.

Trinity Term:

Why don’t we take women as seriously as men?
Mary Ann Sieghart, journalist and broadcaster
1 May 2019
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British media and populism, and Brexit
Trevor Kavanagh, journalist and political columnist
8 May 2019
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Networked news, racial divides – how power and privilege shape public disclosure
Sue Robinson, Helen Firstbook Franklin Professor of Journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication
15 May 2019
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Reputation, trust and keeping watch
Inga Thordar, Executive Editor of CNN Digital Worldwide
22 May 2019
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The failure of political journalism
Helen Lewis, Associate Editor of the New Statesman
29 May 2019
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Telling the international story
Caro Kriel, Head of International News, Sky News
5 June 2019
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Protecting newsrooms from political pressure
Bobby Ghosh, editor, journalist and commentator, member of the editorial board at Bloomberg
12 June 2019
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Social media, protest and press freedom in Sri Lanka
Meera Selva, Director of the Journalism Fellowship Programme at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
19 June 2019
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Hilary Term 2019:

Do we need a new kind of journalism in 2019? The new challenges of trust and misinformation
Rachael Jolley, editor, Index on Censorship magazine
16 January 2019
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The coldest story ever told: Kanye and the Up Next algorithm
Caithlin Mercer, managing editor, Yahoo UK
23 January 2019
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Short and strong: making The Economist Espresso
Lane Greene, editor, Economist Espresso and language columnist
30 January 2019
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India’s social media elections
Dr Vidya Narayanan, director of research, Computational Propaganda Project, Oxford Internet Institute
6 February 2019
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Diving deep. Slow news and reader engagement
Chris Cook, Tortoise, ex-BBC Newsnight and Financial Times
13 February 2019
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Digital rebranding of legacy media – reviving the Madras Courier
Shrenik Rao, editor-in-chief, Madras Courier
20 February 2019
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Should the state pay for journalism?
Polly Curtis, ex editor of HuffPost UK and adviser to the Cairncross inquiry into the sustainability of high quality journalism
27 February 2019
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From Victims to Suspects – representation of Muslim women
Dr Shakira Hussein, Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne’s Asia Institute
6 March 2019
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