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The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism is Oxford University's international research centre in the comparative study of news media.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Social media, democracy and dissent in Sri Lanka Meera Selva, Director of the Reuters Institute Journalism Fellowship Programme, addresses our closing seminar of the term with a presentation on the media situation in Sri Lanka. Meera Selva 24 Jun 2019
2 Protecting newsrooms from political pressures Bobby Ghosh, editorial board member at Bloomberg Opinion, explains how traditional revenue models in India make it challenging to resist external pressures on reporting – but there is a still way through it. Bobby Ghosh 17 Jun 2019
3 The failure of political journalism In this seminar, Helen describes the seductive power of the collective narrative as being one of the most distorting forces in modern political journalism. Helen Lewis 31 May 2019
4 Reputation, trust and keeping watch Inga Thordar, executive editor of CNN Digital International, talks about industry best practice in fact-checking standards, and the idea of telling the truth now constituting activism. Inga Thordar 24 May 2019
5 Networked News, Racial Divides: How Power and Privilege Shape Public Discourse Sue Robinson, Professor of Journalism in UW-Madison’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, explores the relationship between race, power and privilege in American journalism, in this seminar. Sue Robinson 17 May 2019
6 British media and populism, and Brexit Trevor Kavanagh, political columnist at The Sun, talks us through the evolution of his newspaper’s editorial stance on Brexit over the decades, from the early Common Market to the ERM, ECU and EU referendum. Trevor Kavanagh 10 May 2019
7 Why don’t we take women as seriously as men? Mary Ann Sieghart, Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, shares with us anecdotal and statistical evidence in this talk highlighting gender-respect inequality in the newsroom and other settings. Mary Ann Sieghart 07 May 2019
8 From victims to suspects - representations of Muslim women Dr Shakira Hussein is a writer and researcher at the University of Melbourne's National Centre for Excellence in Islamic Studies. In this talk she looks at how Muslim women are represented in the media from Australia to the UK. Shakira Hussein 29 Apr 2019
9 Should the state pay for journalism? Polly Curtis considers how journalism has become unsustainable and what role the state should play in making it widely available Polly Curtis 05 Mar 2019
10 Diving Deep. Slow News and Reader Engagement Chris Cook of 'slow news' start-up Tortoise on providing an alternative to the 24/7 news cycle Chris Cook 18 Feb 2019
11 India's Social Media Elections Dr Vidya Narayanan of the Oxford Internet Institute on how India's 2019 general elections will be affected by the influence of social media Vidya Narayanan 18 Feb 2019
12 Short and strong: Making the Economist Espresso Lane Greene, language columnist and editor of the Economist's daily briefing, Espresso, on creating the ultra-concise news app and email Lane Greene 05 Feb 2019
13 Creative Commons The Coldest Story Ever Told: Kanye and the Up Next Algorithm Caithlin Mercer, Managing Editor, Yahoo!, uses the hip-hop star as an example of how social media's algorithms can enforce biased perspectives Caithlin Mercer 01 Feb 2019
14 Voice, podcasts and the future of audio How are news organisations embracing voice-activated technology as smart speakers and other devices become more commonplace? Nic Newman, lead author of the groundbreaking study, the Future of Voice, discusses his research. Nic Newman 13 Dec 2018
15 Behind the lens: The impact and implications of visual storytelling Award-winning photojournalist and documentary maker Hazel Thompson talks about shedding light on marginalised communities around the world. Hazel Thompson 10 Dec 2018
16 Empowered: Popular Feminism and Popular Misogyny Is popular feminism adequate for tackling partriarchy and misogyny in society? Sarah Banet-Weiser, Head of the Department of Media and Communication, LSE, discusses this in light of the Weinstein allegations, the MeToo movement, 'incel' attacks and more. Sarah Banet-Weiser 20 Nov 2018
17 Networked solidarity in the age of Trump Gina Neff of the Oxford Internet Institute, and author of book 'Trump and the Media', discusses the fracturing of society's bonds and the media's role in creating networks of solidarity. Gina Neff 20 Nov 2018
18 Transformations in news organisations Anita Zielina, former Chief Product Officer of the Austrian Neue Zürcher Zeitung Media Group, and Visiting Fellow at the Reuters Institute, talks about how to implement change in news organisations. Anita Zielina 08 Nov 2018
19 Breaking News: The Remaking of Journalism Alan Rusbridger, former editor of the Guardian, talks about the newspaper industry, what makes good journalism, the role of social media and tech giants and the future of journalism. Alan Rusbridger 02 Nov 2018
20 Creative Commons Protecting whistleblowers and sources in the digital age Julie Posetti, Senior Research Fellow at the Reuters Institute, talks about the threats to journalists using confidential sources, and practical steps and evolving frameworks to protect journalists and whistleblowers. Julie Posetti 18 Oct 2018
21 How The Economist uses newsletters to drive engagement and subscription Sunnie Huang, Newsletters Editor of the Economist talks about the strategy behind the publication's newsletters Sunnie Huang 12 Oct 2018
22 Innovation and the conversation on the rise of China Gary Liu, CEO, South China Morning Post, gives a talk for the Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series. Gary Liu 15 Jun 2018
23 Creative Commons Statistics and the battle against misinformation Denise Lievesley gives a talk for the Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series. Denise Lievesley 08 Jun 2018
24 In pursuit of repertoires of news consumption. Analysing how people use news media in everyday life Kim Schroder gives the Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series. Kim Schroder 01 Jun 2018
25 Creative Commons Political actors and the manipulation of social media audience groups through the use of junk news and other forms of automation Vidya Narayanan (Director of Research, Computational Propaganda Project, Oxford Internet Institute) delivers a lecture for The Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series. Vidya Narayanan 08 May 2018
26 Reporting The World Roula Khalaf, deputy editor, The Financial Times, gives a talk for the Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series. Roula Khalaf 27 Apr 2018
27 Creative Commons The King of Whoppers and political factchecking in the 2016 US presidential race The Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series. Lucas Graves (Senior Research Fellow, Reuters Institute, Oxford University) delivers a lecture for the Business and Practice of Journalism seminar series. Lucas Graves 21 Mar 2018
28 Creative Commons There are many roads to power – How to build a career in journalism Alexandra Borchardt, Director of strategic development, RISJ, gives a talk for the Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series. Alexandra Borchardt 27 Feb 2018
29 Creative Commons Journalism and the Underworld Antonio Sampaio, research associate for security and development, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), gives a talk for the Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series. Antonio Sampaio 16 Feb 2018
30 Creative Commons Restoring trust in news Alessandra Galloni, global news editor, Reuters, gives a talk for the Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series. Alessandra Galloni 07 Feb 2018
31 Is there a future for photojournalists in the digital age? Adrian Hadland, senior lecturer, University of Stirling, gives a talk for the The Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series. Some videos have been edited out of the recording due to Copyright and/or distorted sound. Adrian Hadland 05 Feb 2018
32 Not-for-Profit Journalism: A New Model Rachel Oldroyd (Managing Editor, Bureau of Investigative Journalism), gives a talk for the Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series. Rachel Oldroyd 29 Jan 2018
33 Creative Commons Is it true? Why questions about the news are changing Liz Corbin, editor, BBC Reality Check, gives a talk for the Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series. Liz Corbin 19 Jan 2018
34 Creative Commons What’s happening to our news? Nic Newman, research associate and lead author of Digital News Report at RISJ, gives a talk for the The Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series. Nic Newman 04 Dec 2017
35 The evolution of digital journalism and tapping into tech for story-telling Lianna Brinded, Europe editor at Quartz, gives a talk as part of the The Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series. Lianna Brinded 04 Dec 2017
36 Under pressure: the global decline in media freedom Jodie Ginsberg, chief executive, Index on Censorship gives a talk for The Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series. Jodie Ginsberg 01 Dec 2017
37 Creative Commons Going Digital. A Roadmap for Organisational Transformation - Panel discussion Panel discussion looking at Lucy Kueng's report 'Going Digital. A Roadmap for Organisational Transformation'. Renee Kaplan, David Levy, Lucy Keung, Madhav Chinnappa 01 Dec 2017
38 Creative Commons Going Digital - A Roadmap for Organisational Transformation Lucy Kueng, Google Digital News Senior Research Fellow at the Reuters Institute gives a talk about a new research report 'Going Digital. A Roadmap for Organisational Transformation'. Lucy Kueng 01 Dec 2017
39 Creative Commons Reporting from Yemen and other inaccessible war zones: risk and how to find out if you're in trouble Laura Silvia Battaglia, foreign correspondent and documentary maker, gives a talk for the The Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series. Please note that there are videos in the seminar, so sound may be slightly distorted. Laura Silvia Battaglia 28 Nov 2017
40 Britain, Brexit and the new political chaos Jack Blanchard, editor, London playbook at Politico, gives a talk as part of the The Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series. Jack Blanchard 08 Nov 2017
41 Creative Commons What's happening to our media The Reuters Institute's Director of Research, Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, gives the first seminar of our 'The Business and Practice of Journalism' series for Michaelmas Term, 2017. Rasmus Kleis Nielsen 13 Oct 2017
42 Broadcasting in the age of Brexit and Trump Justin Webb, BBC Today presenter, Radio 4 gives a talk for the Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series. Introduction by David Levy. Justin Webb 16 Jun 2017
43 Producing news videos that young people care about Sakhr Al-Makhadhi, Acting Executive Producer, AJ+, gives a talk for the Reuters Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series. Introduction by Richard Sambrook Sakhr Al-Makhadhi 13 Jun 2017
44 Creative Commons The Optician of Lampedusa – opening the world’s eyes to the human story behind mass migration Emma Jane Kirby, BBC correspondent and author of the ‘Optician of Lampedusa’ gives a talk for the Reuters Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series. Introduction by James Painter. Emma Jane Kirby 05 Jun 2017
45 News in the digital age, and how The Economist fits in Tom Standage, deputy editor, the Economist gives a talk as part of the Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series, with an introduction by Richard Sambrook. Tom Standage 19 May 2017
46 Women on Air – where are the experts? Suzanne Franks, professor of journalism, City University, London, gives a talk for The Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series. Introduction by Richard Sambrook. Suzanne Franks 11 May 2017
47 Why Facebook matters and what you need to know about digital Esra Dogramaci, Senior Digital Editor, Deutsche Welle, gives a talk for the Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series. Introduction by Richard Sambrook. Esra Dogramaci 08 May 2017
48 Creative Commons The enemy of my enemy is still my enemy: the polarized media landscape in Syria Rima Marrouch, freelance journalist for Reuters, BBC, CBS, and Al Jazeera, gives a talk for the Reuters Seminar Series, Introduction by Richard Sambrook. Please note, that there are videos within this presentation which may sound distorted. Rima Marrouch 28 Apr 2017
49 Creative Commons Investigative journalism in the age of social news Tom Warren, investigations correspondent, BuzzFeed UK gives a talk for the Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series. Introduction by Richard Sambrook. Tom Warren 10 Mar 2017
50 Creative Commons Newsweek: Legacy title as startup Part of The Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series, with Owen Matthews, Contributing editor and former Moscow and Istabul Bureau, Chief, Newsweek. Introduction by Richard Sambrook. Owen Matthews 01 Mar 2017
51 Creative Commons Freedom of information and the informed citizen Part of the The Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series, with Heather Brooke, investigative journalist, author and Professor of journalism at City University, introduction by Richard Sambrook. Heather Brooke 24 Feb 2017
52 Creative Commons The Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series - ‘Reporting Africa: New storytellers, new stories?’ Melanie Bunce, senior lecturer in Journalism, City University, co-editor of Africa's Media Image in the 21st Century gives a talk for the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. Melanie Bunce 15 Feb 2017
53 Creative Commons Digital transformation - the organisation challenges Introduction by Richard Sambrook Lucy Küng 09 Feb 2017
54 Creative Commons Is censorship stifling China's media? Introduction by Richard Sambrook Vincent Ni 09 Feb 2017
55 Creative Commons Making an impact with journalism in today's 24/7 digital news landscape Part of the Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series, with Rachel Oldroyd, managing editor, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism. Introduction by Richard Sambrook. Rachel Oldroyd 27 Jan 2017
56 Old media, new media, and politics in Brazil Part of the Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series, by Americo Martins, editor, Global Editorial Partnerships, BBC, and former director general of Brazil's public broadcasting company. Americo Martins 20 Jan 2017
57 Statistics, the BBC and impartiality Jil Matheson, former UK national statistician and leader of BBC Trust Review gives a talk for The Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series. With an introduction by Denise Lievesley. Jil Matheson 05 Dec 2016
58 Reuters: innovating to stay ahead - from pigeons to multimedia The Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series Jane Barrett, global head of multimedia, Editorial, Reuters, gives a talk for the Reuters Seminar series. Introduction by Richard Sambrook. Jane Barrett 22 Nov 2016
59 Catastrophic Success: President Erdogan of Turkey and the opposition media Kerim Balci, editor in chief, Turkish Review gives a talk for the The Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series. With an introduction by Richard Sambrook. Kerim Balci 05 Dec 2016
60 Reuters: innovating to stay ahead - from pigeons to multimedia The Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series Jane Barrett, global head of multimedia, Editorial, Reuters, gives a talk for the Reuters Seminar series. Introduction by Richard Sambrook. Jane Barrett 22 Nov 2016
61 Creative Commons Strength in numbers - how journalists cracked the Panama Papers Holly Watt, investigations correspondent, at the Guardian talks about how journalists cracked the Panama Papers. Introduction by Richard Sambrook. Holly Watt 14 Nov 2016
62 From Afghanistan to a more dangerous world Christina Lamb, Foreign affairs correspondent, Sunday Times, gives a talk for the The Business and Practice of Journalism seminar series. Introduction by Richard Sambrook. Christina Lamb 31 Oct 2016
63 Creative Commons News in the digital age, and how The Economist fits in Tom Standage, Deputy Editor, The Economist, gives a talk for the The Business and Practice of Journalism seminar series. Introduction by Richard Sambrook. Tom Standage 09 Jun 2016
64 Creative Commons The Kidnapping of journalists: reporting from high-risk conflict zones Hannah Storm, director of International News Safety Institute (INSI) and RISJ author gives a talk for the The Business and Practice of Journalism seminar series. Introduction by Richard Sambrook. Hannah Storm 09 Jun 2016
65 Saving the media. Capitalism, crowdfunding, and democracy Julia Cage, assistant professor of economics, Sciences Po Paris, Department of Economics, gives a talk for the The Business and Practice of Journalism seminar series. Julia Cage 01 Jun 2016
66 Covering Syria and the Refugee Crisis Lindsey Hilsum, International Editor, Channel 4, gives a talk for the Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series. Introduction by Richard Sambrook. Lindsey Hilsum 20 May 2016
67 The Challenges of Reporting Iran Sadeq Saba, the former head of the BBC Persian Service, gives a talk for the The Business and Practice of Journalism seminar series for the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. Introduction by Richard Sambrook. Sadeq Saba 05 May 2016
68 The Future of the BBC Special lecture by former Chairman of the BBC Trust and current Chancellor of the University of Oxford Lord Patten of Barnes on the future of the BBC. Followed by a discussion between Lord Patten and Tim Gardam, Principal of St Anne's College. Lord Patten of Barnes, Tim Gardam 05 May 2016
69 The evolving practice of foreign correspondents Giovanna Dell’Orto, associate professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Minnesota, gives a talk for the The Business and Practice of Journalism seminar series. Introduction by Richard Sambrook. Giovanna Dell’Orto 28 Apr 2016
70 Creative Commons The Business and Practice of Journalism seminar series - Spies and Journalists: The Impossible Relationship John Lloyd, Senior Research Fellow, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute seminar series. Introduction by Chris Westcott John Lloyd 10 Mar 2016
71 Creative Commons The Business and Practice of Journalism seminar series - How Buzzfeed Covers News Jim Waterson, Deputy Editor, Buzzfeed UK gives a talk for the Business and Practice of Journalism seminar series. Introduction by Richard Sambrook. Videos used in the seminar, so sound may be slightly distorted. Jim Waterson 03 Mar 2016
72 Creative Commons The problems of reporting Islamic State John Simpson, BBC World Affairs editor, gives a talk for the The Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series on Islamic State. John Simpson 26 Feb 2016
73 Creative Commons Valuable journalism: what journalists need to know about audiences, but seldom ask Irene Costera Meijer, professor of journalism, VU University, Amsterdam, gives a talk for The Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series. Irene Costera Meijer 18 Feb 2016
74 Creative Commons Hurricanes and hashtags: the power dynamics of humanitarian reporting in a digital age Glenda Cooper, lecturer in journalism, City University, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute. Please note: Sound of speaker decreases during recording. Glenda Cooper 16 Feb 2016
75 The Business and Practice of Journalism seminar series - Navigating the infosmog Richard Sambrook, Director of the Centre for Journalism at Cardiff School of Journalism and RISJ senior research fellow, gives a talk for the The Business and Practice of Journalism seminar series . Introduction by James Painter. Richard Sambrook 28 Jan 2016
76 Creative Commons The Challenges of Reporting Europe Bill Emmott, ex-editor of the Economist and international newspaper columnist delivers a Reuters Institute Business and Practice of Journalism seminar. Bill Emmott 30 Nov 2015
77 What is Happening with TV? Bruno Patino, director of the Journalism School, Sciences Po, Paris, ex-director of digital, strategy and TV channels at France Télévisions. Introduction by Richard Sambrook. Bruno Patino 20 Nov 2015
78 How journalism faces a second wave of disruption from technology and changing audience behaviour Nic Newman, digital media strategist and research associate, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute seminar series. Introduction by James Painter and Richard Sambrook. Nic Newman 15 Oct 2015
79 Creative Commons Innovators in Digital News Panel Discussion Lucy Küng (RISJ) presented key findings followed by a panel discussion including; Aron Pilhofer (Executive Editor of Digital, the Guardian); James Lamont (Managing Editor, Financial Times) and Kevin Sutcliffe (Head of News Programming EU, VICE News) Lucy Küng, Aron Pilhofer, James Lamont, Kevin Sutcliffe 05 Aug 2015
80 The Business and Practice of Journalism seminar series - BBC Journalism: Future Uncertain? Richard Tait, Professor of journalism and former BBC governor, Cardiff University. Introduction by Richard Sambrook. Please note, the videos in this podcast are slightly distorted due to a technical error. Richard Tait 17 Nov 2015
81 Creative Commons Cross-border journalism – a new method of collaborative reporting A Reuters podcast given by Brigitte Alfter, journalist, lecturer and author of handbook on cross-border journalism. Brigette Alfter 12 Jun 2015
82 Creative Commons How to make serious magazine journalism pay Bronwen Maddox (editor, Prospect magazine) delivers a talk for the Reuters Institute Business and Practice of Journalism seminar series. Bronwen Maddox 04 Jun 2015
83 What are the needs and challenges for data visualisation? - Civil society perspective Aleks Collingwood, Programme Manager, Statistics and Quantitative Specialist, Joseph Rowntree Foundation gives a talk for the Reuters Institute seminar series Aleks Collingwood 18 Nov 2014
84 What are the needs and challenges for data visualisation? - Policy/government perspective Chris Hemingway, Head of Analytics, Fraud, Error and Debt Programme, Cabinet Office gives part one of a talk for the Reuters Institute seminar series. Chris Hemingway 18 Nov 2014
85 Visual journalism at the BBC - where the web meets TV Amanda Farnsworth, editor, Visual Journalism for the BBC, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute seminar series Amanda Farnsworth 18 Nov 2014
86 What are the needs and challenges for data visualisation? - Media Perspective part one Claire Miller, Senior Data Journalist, Trinity Mirror Regionals, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute seminar series. Claire Miller 18 Nov 2014
87 How New Media Became Now Media Carla Buzasi, founding editor of The Huffington Post UK, and current Global Chief Content Officer at trend forecasters WGSN gives a talk for RISJ. Carla Buzasi 11 Nov 2014
88 How journalism faces a second wave of disruption from technology and changing audience behaviour Nic Newman (former Future Media Controller, BBC and RISJ Research Associate) gives a talk for the Reuters Institute seminar series. Nic Newman 03 Nov 2014
89 Gatekeepers no More: Public Relations gets the better of journalism in the digital age John Lloyd, (senior research fellow at the Reuters Institute), gives a talk for the Reuters Institute seminar series John Lloyd 03 Nov 2014
90 The Unfinished Media Revolution Dr Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Reuters Institute, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute Rasmus Kleis Nielsen 22 Oct 2014
91 Making News for Young Adults? A Reuters podcast given by by Anna Doble, assistant editor, Newsbeat, BBC Radio 1. Anna Doble 28 May 2015
92 Post-humanitarianism: Humanitarian communication beyond a politics of pity Professor Lilie Chouliaraki, London School of Economics, gives a talk for the Reuters Seminar series Lilie Chouliaraki 14 Apr 2014
93 Responsible Journalism and National Security in the Age of Big Data part 3 Professor Michael Parks, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California , gives a short talk for the panel discussion on Journalism and National Security in the Age of Big Data Michael Parks 26 Nov 2013
94 Creative Commons 'A walk on the Dark Side': the changing face of corporate communications Tim Burt, former media editor at the FT and author of 'Dark Art: the changing face of public relations' gives a talk for the RISJ seminar series on Public Relations and the media. Tim Burt 04 Jun 2013
95 Creative Commons New challenges of reporting on government Christopher Cook, FT education correspondent, gives a talk for the RISJ seminar series. Christopher Cook 21 Nov 2012
96 Creative Commons Quartz: a mobile-first approach to news Part of the the Business and Practice of Journalism seminar series, by Akshat Rathi, Reporter, Quartz. Introduction by RIchard Sambrook. Akshat Rathi 04 Nov 2016
97 Creative Commons Are the BRICS building a New World Media Order Daya Thussu, professor of internal communication, and co-editor of 'Mapping BRICS Media' University of Westminster, gives a talk for the Reuters Seminar series. Daya Thusso 09 Nov 2015
98 Creative Commons News in the digital age, and how The Economist fits in Tom Standage – Digital Editor, The Economist, spoke at the Business and Practice of Journalism seminar on Wednesday 7 May 2014. Tom Standage 21 May 2015
99 From Pictures to Policy. Reporting Famine and Other Disasters Professor Suzanne Franks, City University London, gives a talk for the Reuters seminar series Suzanne Franks 11 Jun 2014
100 The FT’s digital strategy James Lamont, Managing Editor, Financial Times, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute seminar series James Lamont 17 Mar 2014