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310 Creative Commons Digital News Report 2024. Episode 5: The rise of news influencers What explains the rise of news influencers and who are the most popular? Nic Newman, Federica Cherubini 15 Jul 2024
309 Digital News Report 2024. Episode 4: How much people pay for news How much money are people paying for news around the world? Craig T. Robertson, Federica Cherubini 05 Jul 2024
308 Creative Commons Digital News Report 2024. Episode 3: What people want from news What do news audiences actually say they want from news? Richard Fletcher, Federica Cherubini 27 Jun 2024
307 Creative Commons Our podcast: Digital News Report 2024. Episode 2. Public attitudes about AI and journalism In this episode of our Digital News Report 2024 series, we explore what people think about the use of AI in journalism. Amy Ross Arguedas, Federica Cherubini 24 Jun 2024
306 Creative Commons Our podcast. Digital News Report 2024. Episode 1. What you need to know In this opening episode of our series, we’ll explore the key findings from our Digital News Report 2024, the most comprehensive study of news consumption worldwide. Nic Newman, Rasmus Nielsen, Federica Cherubini 13 Jun 2024
305 What should we expect from journalism in 2024? In this episode of Future of Journalism we discuss what the biggest trends are shaping journalism in 2024. Nic Newman, Federica Cherubini 18 Jan 2024
304 How newsrooms are meeting the challenges of AI, diversity and flexible working In this episode of our podcast we explore our latest report on how news organisations around the world are adapting their working practices to external changes and internal dynamics including AI, diversity and flexible working. Gretel Kahn, Ramaa Sharma , Federica Cherubini 15 Dec 2023
303 From protests to politics: How people engage with news about climate change We explore our latest report on how people access news about climate change, which we are publishing two weeks before COP28 kicks off and in a year when the news has been dominated by so many effects of the climate crisis Mitali Mukherjee, Waqas Ejaz, Gretel Kahn 10 Nov 2023
302 Digital News Report 2023. Episode 6: The importance of public service media for individuals and for society In this episode of our #DNR23 podcast we look at how important news audiences feel public service media is, both for themselves and wider society. Richard Fletcher, Federica Cherubini 13 Jul 2023
301 Creative Commons Digital News Report 2023. Episode 5: News podcasts: who is listening and what formats are working? In this episode of our #DNR23 podcast we look at the world of news podcasts and why they're popular with listeners and publishers. Federica Cherubini, Nic Newman 07 Jul 2023
300 Digital News Report 2023. Episode 4: Attitudes towards algorithms and their impact on news In this episode of our #DNR23 podcast series we explore people’s attitudes towards algorithmic selection of news and the correlation with attitudes towards editorial selection. Federica Cherubini, Richard Fletcher 28 Jun 2023
299 Digital News Report 2023. Episode 3: Unpacking news participation and online engagement over time In this episode of our #DNR23 podcast we look at levels of news participation across the world. We also look at whether people have positive experiences of engaging in news online and offline. Kirsten Eddy, Federica Cherubini 22 Jun 2023
298 Digital News Report 2023. Episode 2: Sources and drivers of news media criticism In this episode of our #DNR23 podcast we look at how people say they encounter criticism of the news media, who’s saying it and where, critical differences between countries and how age plays a part. Federica Cherubini, Craig T. Robertson 16 Jun 2023
297 Digital News Report 2023. Episode 1: What you need to know In this opening episode of our series, we’ll explore the key findings from our Digital News Report 2023, the most comprehensive study of news consumption worldwide. Nic Newman, Rasmus Nielsen, Federica Cherubini 12 Jun 2023
296 Authentic Leadership - Episode 5 - Authenticity and Solidarity: "We are more united" In the final episode of our Authentic Leadership series we hear from two women leaders from Latin America who have each had to find strategies for dealing with some very tough challenges in journalism. Fernanda Delmas, Marcela Turatio, Ramaa Sharma 05 Jun 2023
295 Authentic Leadership: Episode 4 - Authenticity and resilience: "You don't want rage to define you" In this episode of our Authentic Leadership podcast series we hear from a senior editor in India on how her upbringing led her to find the resilience and self-confidence to progress in challenging newsroom environments. Rupa Jha, Ramaa Sharma 26 May 2023
294 Authentic Leadership: Episode 3 - Authenticity and perseverance: "It became clear it wasn't about me" In this episode, we look at how one young woman leader found the courage to negotiate an array of challenges in the newsroom and how the stories we craft for ourselves can help us persevere through challenging times. Ramaa Sharma, Yvette Dimiri 19 May 2023
293 Authentic Leadership: Episode 2 - Authenticity and honesty: "It was a big moment for me to say that I was struggling" In this episode of our Authentic Leadership podcast we look at how newsroom environments can foster or hinder the search for authenticity. We explore the importance of finding allies and being honest with yourself on the journey. Ramaa Sharma, Anup Kaphle 15 May 2023
292 Authentic Leadership: Episode 1 - what does 'authenticity' mean? Discussing what authenticity means in the context of newsroom leadership, host Ramaa Sharma speaks to two experts with backgrounds in journalism, Ruchika Tulshyan and Stéphane Mayoux. Ramaa Sharma, Ruchika Tulshyan, Stéphane Mayoux 03 May 2023
291 Creative Commons One year after Putin's invasion, how is Ukrainian journalism faring? In this episode we discuss the tremendous toll that Russia's full-scale invasion has had on journalists and the news media in the country. Olga Tokariuk, Mitali Mukherjee 14 Feb 2023
290 What should we expect from journalism in 2023? In this episode of our podcast we speak with the author of a report tracking the fundamental trends shaping journalism in the year ahead. Federica Cherubini, Nic Newman 20 Jan 2023
289 Creative Commons Amplifying the voices of climate experts worldwide In this episode of Future of Journalism, we look at a project to improve climate coverage by making scientists and experts from overlooked regions more accessible. Diego Arguedas Ortiz, Ayesha Tandon, Eduardo Suárez 08 Nov 2022
288 How to improve climate change coverage. Ideas from three reporters around the world In this episode of our podcast, we speak to members of our Oxford Climate Journalism Network (OCJN) on their experience participating in the network. Elisângela Mendonça, Krixia Subingsubing, Ethan van Diemen, Diego Arguedas Ortiz 27 Jul 2022
287 Digital News Report 2022. Episode 7: Which journalists do people pay most attention to and why? In this episode we look at findings from our DNR22 on the types of journalists that people across six countries pay most attention to. Nic Newman, Federica Cherubini 25 Jul 2022
286 Digital News Report 2022. Episode 6: Have news audiences become more polarised over time? In this episode we look at findings from our DNR22 on news audience polarisation in four countries and whether there's been a shift since 2016. Federica Cherubini, Richard Fletcher 18 Jul 2022
285 Digital News Report 2022. Episode 5: Perceptions of media coverage of the war in Ukraine In this episode we look at findings from our DNR22 about how people are engaging with news coverage of the war in Ukraine. Federica Cherubini, Kirsten Eddy 08 Jul 2022
284 Digital News Report 2022. Episode 4: The role of email news in engagement and monetisation In this episode of our podcast we look at findings from our DNR22 around the enduring appeal of email newsletters to readers and news organisations. Nic Newman, Federica Cherubini 04 Jul 2022
283 Creative Commons Digital News Report 2022. Episode 3: How people access climate change news In this episode of our podcast we look at findings from our DNR22 on how people access news about climate change. Craig T. Robertson 27 Jun 2022
282 Creative Commons Digital News Report 2022. Episode 2: The news habits of younger audiences Listen to findings from our Digital News Report 2022 on how young people consume news. Federica Cherubini, Kirsten Eddy 20 Jun 2022
281 Digital News Report 2022. Episode 1: What you need to know In this special episode of our Future of Journalism podcast, we look at the main findings of the Digital News Report 2022 Nic Newman, Rasmus Nielsen, Frederica Cherubini 13 Jun 2022
280 Creative Commons Why class still matters in UK newsrooms In this episode of our podcast we look at how class divisions impact newsrooms and the journalism they produce. Caithlin Mercer, Robyn Vinter 25 May 2022
279 From COVID to cancer to GM crops: helping journalists understand science Fiona Fox of the Science Media Centre discusses how her organisation works to improve the relationship between scientists and journalists to ensure accurate, evidence-based information around topical scientific issues reaches the public. Fiona Fox, Rasmus Nielsen 09 May 2022
278 World Press Freedom Day from Chile to Kenya: why institutions and innovation matter On 3 May each year, the world marks Press Freedom Day to show support for journalists whose ability to report freely is curtailed through harassment and intimidation, physical and online threats, financial and legal pressures. Maurice Oniang'o, Meera Selva, Paula Molina 29 Apr 2022
277 What should we expect for journalism in 2022? In this episode of Future of Journalism, we speak to the author of our recent annual Trends and Predictions report to see what is driving the news industry forward in the near term and what opportunities exist on the horizon. Federica Cherubini, Nic Newman 17 Jan 2022
276 How 2021 changed journalism In this episode of our Future of Journalism podcast we look at how events of 2021 and other trends in society and politics have affected how journalism is practised and consumed and how newsrooms are addressing these challenges. Eduardo Suárez, Rasmus Nielsen, Meera Selva, Federica Cherubini 17 Dec 2021
275 Why are women experts missing from the news media in Ghana? In this episode of our podcast, we explore how well women's voices are represented in the Ghanaian news media compared to those of men, based on a research project led by a prominent broadcaster and former Journalist Fellow at the Reuters Institute. Nana Ama Agyemang Asante, Eduardo Suárez 15 Nov 2021
274 How synergies can build a better culture across news organisations In this episode of our podcast we look at what makes a successful collaboration across international organisations and teams. Joshua Ogawa, Federica Cherubini 22 Oct 2021
273 What's the point of opinion journalism in the digital age? What's the role of opinion writing within journalism, including the place of opinion journalism, specifically in the news media, in a world where many of us have many ways of expressing our opinions and reading other’s opinions, including on social media? Rasmus Nielsen, Karen Attiah 11 Oct 2021
272 How journalists can better cover the climate crisis In this episode of our Future of Journalism podcast, we look at the news media's role in covering the climate crisis. Wolfgang Blau, Meera Selva 27 Sep 2021
271 Digital News Report 2021. Episode 6. Impartiality unpacked: a study of four countries This episode looks at impartiality and news and whether news audiences value journalism that takes particular perspectives on certain issues or news which presents a range of views leaving it up to the public to decide between them. Federica Cherubini, Craig T. Robertson 21 Jul 2021
270 Digital News Report 2021. Episode 5. How do people think about the financing of the commercial news media? This episode looks at public understanding of the financial pressures that the news media is under, how much they are concerned about it, and what they think should be done. Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Richard Fletcher, Federica Cherubini 19 Jul 2021
269 Digital News Report 2021. Episode 4: Local news unbundled: where audience value still lies This episode focuses on how people engage with local news, and the sources of information, including local news outlets, social media and others, that news audiences use for various topics. Federica Cherubini, Anne Schulz 12 Jul 2021
268 Digital News Report 2021. Episode 3: Perceptions of fair news coverage among different groups This episode focuses on findings around perceptions of fairness among different groups including demographic characteristics and political leaning. Federica Cherubini, Richard Fletcher 05 Jul 2021
267 Digital News Report 2021. Episode 2: How and why do consumers access news on social media? This episode focuses on how people get news about climate change and how this differs across different countries, age brackets and attitudes towards the issue. Simge Andi, Federica Cherubini 28 Jun 2021
266 Digital News Report 2021. Episode 1: What you need to know Authors of the Digital News Report, the most comprehensive study of news consumption trends worldwide, discuss the key findings from this year's report. Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Nic Newman, Frederica Cherubini 21 Jun 2021
265 How to use metrics to understand your audience and sell subscriptions In this podcast we look at how one of the world's leading newsrooms uses data to inform various steps of the newsmaking process in order to engage with audiences and drive subscriptions. Sophie Ho, Federica Cherubini 03 Jun 2021
264 How press freedom is threatened in Hungary and Poland For World Press Freedom Day we look at the pressures on independent journalism in two EU countries Meera Selva, Peter Erdelyi, Jakub Krupa 29 Apr 2021
263 Diversity of voices in journalism In this episode of our 'Future of Journalism' podcast, we speak to Nikki Usher about journalism's challenges around equity, diversity and sustainability Nikki Usher 13 Apr 2021
262 How can we amplify women's voices in journalism? In this episode we speak to to three women journalists from Kyrgyzstan, India and Indonesia discuss female representation in the news media, why they got into journalism, and how to ensure women’s voices and interests are heard. Meera Selva, Bermet Talant, Ipsita Chakravarty, Christine Franciska 04 Mar 2021
261 How to build a successful value-driven membership model In this episode of our 'Future of Journalism' podcast, we look at the values that drive a thriving membership model at an Argentinean news site Federica Cherubini, Chani Guyot 26 Feb 2021
260 What should we expect for journalism in 2021? In this episode of our podcast we delve into our survey of 234 digital leaders in 43 countries to look at the major trends that will influence journalism in the year ahead. Frederica Cherubini, Nic Newman 21 Jan 2021
259 Should platforms have the power to ban leaders like Donald Trump? Following the suspension or barring of Donald Trump by many of the largest social media and tech platforms, after his supporters stormed the Capitol building in January 2021, we explore the issues surrounding these decisions. Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Nikhil Pahwa 15 Jan 2021
258 How 2020 changed journalism In this final Future of Journalism podcast of the year, members of our senior leadership team reflect on this momentous year for journalism and what we can perhaps look forward to next year Eduardo Suárez, Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Meera Selva, Federica Cherubini 18 Dec 2020
257 How premium lifestyle journalism sells subscriptions Journalists from some of Scandinavia's leading news publishers discuss their organisations' premium news strategies, the value of lifestyle news and the false dichotomy of hard/soft news, and the role of gender. Meera Selva, Jenni Kangasniemi, Evelyn Jones 10 Dec 2020
256 What drives trust in news and what can be done to rebuild it Two authors of the first report from our Trust in News Project discuss how partisanship, transparency and other factors may contribute to trust in news, and what outstanding questions need exploring. Frederica Cherubini, Camila Mont Alverne, Benjamin Toff 10 Dec 2020
255 Alan Rusbridger discusses his new book and how to rebuild trust in news In a chat with Rasmus Nielsen, Alan Rusbridger, former Editor-in-Chief of the Guardian, argues journalists should be more transparent and rethink their relationship with their audience Alan Rusbridger, Rasmus Kleis Nielsen 04 Dec 2020
254 The impact of COVID-19 on daily news podcasts Author of a new report into the trends around news podcasts during the COVID-19 pandemic Nic Newman discusses his findings. How successful are these podcasts? What different formats exist? What do news outlets need to consider? Frederica Cherubini, Nic Newman 30 Nov 2020
253 How 2020 is changing newsrooms around the world Rasmus Nielsen speaks to Federica Cherubini about her report looking at the central challenges facing news organisations in 2020 according to a survey of 136 newsroom leaders from around the world Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Frederica Cherubini 09 Nov 2020
252 How to engage with your audience: why public editors still matter Kathy English, former public editor of the Toronto Star, discusses what public editors do, their role in ensuring accountability to readers, and how reader engagement via public editors has changed over the years. Meera Selva, Kathy English 09 Nov 2020
251 How the BBC addresses the challenge of disinformation worldwide Rebecca Skippage, leader of the BBC’s Disinformation Team, discusses it's efforts to address mis/disinformation, its decisions about weighing in on misleading or false information and the disinformation unit’s relations with the rest of the BBC Meera Selva, Rebecca Skippage 09 Nov 2020
250 Who are most vulnerable to misinformation about the pandemic Federica Cherubini speaks with Rasmus Nielsen and Richard Fletcher, two of the authors of a recent report about the coronavirus communication crisis in the UK. Frederica Cherubini, Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Richard Fletcher 27 Oct 2020
249 Holding power to account Matthew Caruana Galizia shares an incredibly moving account of his family's campaign to investigate his mother's murder Matthew Caruana Galizia 03 Aug 2020
248 Digital News Report 2020. Episode 5: How People Access News about Climate Change This episode focuses on the how people get news about climate change and how this differs across different countries, age brackets and attitudes towards the issue. Frederica Cherubini, Simge Andi 10 Jul 2020
247 Digital News Report 2020. Episode 6. How should journalists cover politics? In this episode we look at what people think when it comes to the news media covering politics. Frederica Cherubini, Richard Fletcher 25 Jun 2020
246 Digital News Report 2020. Episode 4. Newsletters and podcasts: how to create news habits in your audience In this episode we look at ongoing changes to news habits and how outlets can reach and engage audiences to develop sustainable news habits. Frederica Cherubini, Nic Newman 25 Jun 2020
245 Digital News Report 2020. Episode 3: Who will pay for the news? This episode focuses on the public's willingness to pay for news, what motivates them and what could persuade them. Frederica Cherubini, Richard Fletcher 25 Jun 2020
244 Digital News Report 2020. Episode 2: The future of local news Authors of the Digital News Report, the most comprehensive study of news consumption trends worldwide, discuss the key findings from this year's report. This episode focuses on our findings on the state and future of local news. Federica Cherubini, Anne Schulz 15 Jun 2020
243 Digital News Report 2020. Episode 1: What you need to know Authors of the Digital News Report, the most comprehensive study of news consumption trends worldwide, discuss the key findings from this year's report Federica Cherubini, Nic Newman, Rasmus Kleis Nielsen 15 Jun 2020
242 The role of the Today programme in a national crisis Sarah Sands, editor of the Today programme, on the role of the BBC flagship radio news show Sarah Sands 09 Jun 2020
241 Fact checking a global story Clara Jiménez Cruz is co-founder and head of Maldita.es, a Spanish non-profit news organisation focused on stopping disinformation through fact-checking and data journalism Clara Jiménez Cruz 09 Jun 2020
240 What I learned by watching the American press try to cover Donald Trump Journalism lecturer and prominent media critic Jay Rosen outlines his thoughts on the US press's coverage of President Trump Jay Rosen 09 Jun 2020
239 Reporting pandemics: Measles and Coronavirus in the Pacific Islands Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson, investigative reporter from Samoa speaks about reporting on the twin pandemics in the Pacific Islands Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson 09 Jun 2020
238 Buliding a global media brand Senior Editor at the Atlantic Prashant Rao discusses broadening the reach of the publication beyond the US Prashant Rao 09 Jun 2020
237 Brexit in a time of crisis Anand Menon discusses whether the coronavirus pandemic has distracted attention from the Brexit negotiations Anand Menon 09 Jun 2020
236 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
235 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
234 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
233 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
232 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
231 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
230 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 Kleis Nielsen 13 Jan 2020
229 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
228 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
227 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
226 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
225 The State of Journalism Head of News and Current Affairs at Channel 4 Dorothy Byrne 05 Nov 2019
224 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
223 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
222 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
221 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
220 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
219 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
218 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
217 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
216 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
215 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
214 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
213 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
212 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
211 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