The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, founded in 2006, is headed by former CGCS Visiting Scholar David Levy.

In 2009, Annenberg PhD student Chris Finlay served as the first Annenberg Research Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford.  Finlay was asked to examine how new media technologies are influencing the development of the major media narratives of the 2012 London Olympics.

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism marks the University of Oxford’s commitment to creating an international research centre in the comparative study of journalism.

Anchored in the recognition of the key role of independent media in open societies and the power of information in the modern world, the Institute aims to serve as the leading forum for a productive engagement between scholars from a wide range of disciplines and the practitioners of journalism.

It brings the depth and rigour of academic scholarship of the highest standards to major issues of relevance to the world of news media. It is global in its perspective and in the content of its activities.