About Us

The Reuters Institute Digital News Report aims to deliver useful and timely data about the transition to digital. Each year we bring together an annual benchmarked international survey and a series of essays which help to contextualise some of the key themes.

This report draws inspiration from US research conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism and its associated Internet and American Life Project – along with the Oxford Internet Institute’s bi-annual surveys of internet usage in Britain. Here, the combination of robust surveys and authoritative commentary has provided invaluable assistance to academics, regulators, and practitioners negotiating the transition to digital.

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, established in autumn 2006, is based at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. 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 in Oxford since 1983. The RISJ builds on this tradition and is now a university research centre for international comparative journalism.

The report is edited by David A.L. Levy, the Director of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University and by Senior Research Associate Nic Newman. You can find out more about the work of the Institute and its publications here.

We are very grateful to our supporters in 2015 which include Google, BBC, Ofcom, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BIA), France Télévisions, L’Espresso group in Italy, the Media Industry Research Foundation of Finland, Edelman UK, as well as our academic sponsors and partners at Roskilde University, the Hans Bredow Institute, the University of Navarra, the Tow Center at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, and the University of Canberra. They have variously provided financial support and advice, although sole responsibility for the analysis, interpretation, and conclusions drawn lies with the authors and editors of the Report