Reuters Institute Fellows Symposium

Freedom, Practice, Trust and Sustainability

Wednesday 12 December 2018   09:45 to 15:00


Rasmus Nielsen, Director, RISJ
Meera Selva, Director of the Journalism Fellowship Programme, RISJ

A day of discussions on the biggest issues facing journalists and the media worldwide organised by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism’s current Journalist Fellows.

This event is open to members of the Green Templeton community.

Please register your attendance by emailing Events and Fellowship Officer, Philippa Garson, on:

View further information about this event here.


09:45 – 10:00  Arrival and Coffee

10:00 – 10:10  Welcoming Remarks, Rasmus Nielsen, Director, RISJ

10:10 – 11:10  Session 1: No Country for Journalists

Notes from the frontline on the war on journalism
James Miles (moderator)
Ezgi Başaran (guest panelist)
Alexandra Vladimirova

11:10 – 12:10  Session 2: Ground reporting vs ‘desktop journalism’

How important is being on the ground in the new changing mediascape?
Mozart Pastrano (moderator)
Nagham Mohanna
Kadia Tubman
Tomasz Augustyniak

12:10 – 13:00  Lunch break

13:00 – 14:00  Session 3: Trust in journalism: How is it built and how is it lost?

Lucas Graves (moderator)
Zijuan Zhong
Aura Lindenberg
Soma Basu

14:00 – 14:55  Session 4: Getting Your Audience to Pay for News (Again)

Will blockchain save us all? Or philanthrophy? How will media organisations turn a profit in the years to come?
Michael Leitner (moderator)
Alan Rusbridger
Ivan Sigal, Executive Director, Global Voices
Anita Zielina, Chief Product Officer, NZZ Media Group in Zurich
Daniel Ionesco (The Lincolnite)

14:55 – 15:00  Closing Remarks, Meera Selva, Director of the Journalism Fellowship Programme, RISJ

15:00 – 15:30  Coffee and Refreshments

EP Abraham Lecture Theatre
Green Templeton College
43 Woodstock Road

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