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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 A new wave: female editors and new audiences Meera Selva and Simge Andi of the Reuters Institute discuss the implications of their research on the numbers of women leading newsrooms around the world Meera Selva, Simge Andi 16 Mar 2020
2 Political gossip and how it drives everything Political writer Marie Le Conte on how Westminster gossip is intrinsic to politics reporting Marie Le Conte 11 Mar 2020
3 A dangerous moment: reporting Hong Kong's protests Emily Tsang, reporter at South China Morning Post and Wei Du, international correspondent at Channel News Asia, describe the difficulties of covering the protests against the controversial extradition law Emily Tsang, Wei Du 24 Feb 2020
4 Misinformation and propaganda wars in Ukraine and Russia Maryana Drach, RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service director, and Gulmira Amangalieva, reporter at Freenews-Volga, Russia outine the threats to journalism in their countries. Maryana Drach, Gulmira Amangalieva 14 Feb 2020
5 Leading Digital Transformation Inga Thordar, Execuive Editor of CNN Digital International, talks about her career and her championing of digital news output at one of the world's leading news outlets. Inga Thordar 31 Jan 2020
6 The truth behind filter bubbles Is the concern around filter bubbles in news use warranted? Richard Fletcher outlines the evidence. Richard Fletcher 24 Jan 2020
7 Press freedom and media censorship Rasmus Nielsen discusses what he believes the European Commission and EU member states can do to protect press freedom. Rasmus Nielsen 13 Jan 2020
8 Putting the audience at the heart of journalism Federica Cherubini, Engagement Manager at Hearken, on tried and tested methods of audience engagement in journalism Federica Cherubini 04 Dec 2019
9 Virtual Reality News: the post-hype reality in 2019 Zillah Watson, Commissioning Editor of the BBC's VR Hub discusses the potential for engaging news audiences through virtual reality Zillah Watson 22 Nov 2019
10 The 50:50 Project: increasing women's representation in the BBC's journalism Ros Atkins of BBC News talks about how the 50:50 project led to a significant increase in the number of women appearing across the BBC's journalism. Ros Atkins 11 Nov 2019
11 Journalism under assault Meera Selva, Director of the RISJ Journalist Fellowship Programme, discusses attacks on journalists and the media in central and eastern Europe. Meera Selva 05 Nov 2019
12 The State of Journalism Head of News and Current Affairs at Channel 4 Dorothy Byrne 05 Nov 2019
13 Surviving the cash crunch: Bhekisisa's road to non-profit health and social justice journalism Mia Malan, journalist, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute seminar series. Mia Malan 18 Oct 2019
14 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
15 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
16 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
17 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
18 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
19 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
20 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
21 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
22 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
23 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
24 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
25 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
26 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
27 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
28 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
29 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
30 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
31 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
32 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
33 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
34 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
35 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
36 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
37 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
38 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
39 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
40 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
41 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
42 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
43 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
44 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
45 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
46 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
47 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
48 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
49 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
50 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
51 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
52 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
53 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
54 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
55 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
56 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
57 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
58 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
59 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
60 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
61 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
62 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
63 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
64 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
65 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
66 Creative Commons Digital transformation - the organisation challenges Introduction by Richard Sambrook Lucy Küng 09 Feb 2017
67 Creative Commons Is censorship stifling China's media? Introduction by Richard Sambrook Vincent Ni 09 Feb 2017
68 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
69 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
70 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
71 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
72 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
73 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
74 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
75 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
76 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
77 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
78 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
79 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
80 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
81 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
82 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
83 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
84 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
85 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
86 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
87 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
88 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
89 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
90 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
91 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
92 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
93 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
94 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
95 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
96 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
97 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
98 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
99 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
100 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