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Oxford Institute

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism is a research centre for international comparative journalism at Oxford University. With core funding from Thomson Reuters Foundation, it provides an independent forum for exchange between practitioners and analysts of journalism and supports quality research, analysis and comment into the workings of the international media.

The Thomson Reuters Foundation has supported a programme of visiting fellowships for journalists from around the world based at what is now Green Templeton College since 1983.

In 2012, RISJ added forged partnerships with Tsinghua University and Duke University for workshops on business journalism and transparency in government and media.

The Reuters Digital News Report 2012 was a unique survey tracking key trends in news consumption across six countries in the transition to digital. It was widely covered by international media including the Independent, Huffington Post, Asia One, NDTV, Editor and Publisher, The Australian, Science Daily and the International Business Times.

RISJ held 84 RISJ events at locations including New York, Beijing, Paris, Perugia, Rome and London. 

The institute secured external funding for research on reporting of the euro crisis, media and democracy in the Arab world, the Leveson enquiry and the reporting of risk related to climate change.

Eleven new RISJ publications included reports on subjects ranging across Why Documentaries Matter, Ten Years that Shook the Media World, The Economics of Television in a Digital Age and Delivering Trust: Impartiality and Objectivity in the Digital Age.

The Reuters Institute brings together practitioners and academics in a unique way to explore the issues facing journalism and the media. It has built a deep body of expertise on the considerable challenges facing journalism around the world. It's been a privilege to be a visiting fellow.
- Richard Sambrook, Director, Centre for Journalism, Cardiff University