Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Oxford University

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

All Episodes

William Dutton, Oxford Internet Institute, gives a talk on the fourth estate, media research, and the globalised news world on the 4th November 2010.

Apr 2011

51 min 57 sec

A lecture delivered by Michael Schudson, author of the 2009 report of the same title, on the state of American journalism, The report proposes new steps to support quality public affairs reporting.

Mar 2010

1 hr 28 min

Nick Robinson, BBC Political Editor, gives a talk on reporting political news to mass audiences, drawing from his experiences as Political Editor for the BBC. Given on 26th November 2010.

Apr 2011

23 min 32 sec

Dr. David Butler brings his legendary Friday evening Media and Politics seminar to a final conclusion by answering questions instead of asking them. Dr Butler's well-worn armchair was occupied by John Lloyd (of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism), who assumed the role of the questioner, together with Baroness Margaret Jay, a former student of Dr Butler. Also for the first time in 53 years, the Chatham House Rule did not apply. The last seminar of David Butler was, uniquely, on-the-record. Bringing together journalists and politicians in an Oxford common room was the revolutionary invention of the young don in 1957. Butler introduced the off-the-record rule for the seminars so that the civil service mandarins, leading politicians and journalists could speak freely and share their real life experiences and anecdotes with the audience. This created an extraordinarily intimate ambience in the seminar room. Butler never asked the guest to prepare a talk, as he "only wanted their genius". Among the guests of the seminar series have featured such towering figures of both British public life and media as Tony Benn, Baroness Shirley Williams, David Dimbleby, Alan Rusbridger, and the director-general of the BBC, Mark Thompson - and the names listed here are only some of the guests of the 85-year old Butler's last academic year. In the previous 52 years the seminar has played host to the former Prime Ministers, Harold Wilson, Jim Callaghan, Edward Heath, John Major and Tony Blair As a young don in his twenties, Butler was twice summoned by Winston Churchill. Sir Winston, having forgotten why he had invited Butler, gave his whole 'Blood, Sweat and Tears' speech over dinner. On his second visit, Butler found himself explaining the arithmetic of the upcoming election by using apples and tangerines. Meeting Churchill, whom he had greatly admired, prepared Butler for interacting with all the famous guests of his seminars. "I could not be in awe of anyone's presence since", Butler said on Friday 4th of June. Butler is one of Britain's first and still most renowned psephologists (study and statistical analysis of elections). British television audiences have come to know him as the astute commentator of the BBC's election night programmes from the early 1950's until the year 1979. He is well known for launching the concept of swing in elections and for co-inventing the swingometer, first used on screen in 1959. Butler was involved in authoring or co-authoring every edition of the Nuffield studies on British elections from 1945 to 2005. David Butler's eternal interest in the elections is not only about quantifying. He said that he was sorry to see the "human nature, the analysis and the journalistic side" of politics and voting being drowned by sheer mathematics. Butler found Britain's last general election as the most exciting ever. About his own voting behaviour he said: "I did not vote in the 1950's, but since then I have consistently voted for all parties."

Nov 2010

1 hr 23 min

Robert Picard, Professor of Media Economics, Jönköping University and Director of Research, RISJ, gives a talk for the 2011 Hilary term Seminar series.

Apr 2011

39 min 20 sec

Paolo Mancini, Università degli Studi di Perugia, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute on Italian Premiere Berlusconi on 26th November 2010.

Apr 2011

39 min 14 sec

Paolo Mancini gives a talk for the Reuters Institute for the study of journalism seminar series in Hilary term 2011.

Apr 2011

42 min 21 sec

Damian Tambini (London School of Economics) gives a talk for the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism in Hilary term 2011.

Apr 2011

36 min 5 sec

Caroline Daniel, weekend editor, Financial Times, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism Hilary term 2011 seminar series.

Apr 2011

20 min 47 sec

Katrin Voltmer, Leeds University gives a talk for the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism Hilary term 2011 seminar series.

Apr 2011

53 min 57 sec

Daya Thussu, Professor of International Communication and Co-Director of India Media Centre, University of Westminster, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute of Journalism on 9th March, 2011.

Apr 2011

46 min 51 sec

Peter Bajomi-Lazar and Vaclav Stetka, Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford, give a talk for the Reuters Institute of Journalism Hilary term 2011 Seminar series on 23rd February 2011.

Apr 2011

23 min 33 sec

Turi Munthe, CEO of Demotix, a citizen journalism website, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute of Journalism Hilary term 2011 seminar series on 2nd March 2011.

Apr 2011

29 min 29 sec

Alun Rusbridger, Editor of The Guardian, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute of Journalism Hilary Term 2011 Seminar Series on 4th March, 2011.

Apr 2011

37 min 51 sec

David Erdos, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford, gives a talk for the Reuters School of Journalism 2011 Hilary term seminar series on 8th March 2011.

Apr 2011

52 min 52 sec

Richard Gizbert, Host and Producer, The Listening Post, Al-Jazeera English, gives a talk for the Reuter Institute seminar series on 4th May 2011.

Jun 2011

32 min 5 sec

Iain Overton, Manager Editor, Bureau of Investigative Journalism, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute on 11th May 2011.

Jun 2011

37 min 14 sec

Robert Picard, Professor of Media Economics, Jonkoping University and Director of Research, RISJ, Oxford, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute seminar series.

Jun 2011

52 min 9 sec

Myra MacDonald, Senior Desk Editor Middle East and South Asia specialist, Thomson Reuters, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute Seminar series.

Jun 2011

27 min 25 sec

Iginio Gagliardone, University of Cambridge, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism on the 7th June 2011.

Jul 2011

45 min 29 sec

Robin Lawrance, photo-journalist, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute on 8th June 2011.

Jul 2011

47 min 9 sec

Mark Damazer, Master of St Peter's Collge and Former Controller of BBC Radio 4 and John Lloyd, give a talk for the Reuters Institute on 14th June 2011.

Jul 2011

56 min 16 sec

Peter Aspden, Arts Writer, Financial Times, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute on 22nd June 2011.

Jul 2011

44 min 52 sec

Lindsey Hilsum, Channel 4 International Editor, gives a talk on the Arab Spring revolutions and insurrections in Syria, Egypt and Tunisia.

Jul 2011

39 min 53 sec

Roger Graef, OBE, Managing Director, Films of Record, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute.

Jul 2011

44 min

Nic Newman, RISJ Visiting Fellow, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism seminar series on the 12th October 2011.

Oct 2011

55 min 32 sec

Robert Picard, RISJ Director of Research, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism seminar series on 20th October 2011.

Oct 2011

36 min 23 sec

Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon (Oxford) gives a talk for the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism Seminar Series.

Nov 2011

28 min 54 sec

Deborah Davies, Channel 4 Dispatches, gives a talk for the Reuters Seminar Series on 2nd November 2011.

Nov 2011

19 min 40 sec

Jodie Ginsberg, Reuters Bureau Chief, UK and Ireland, gives a talk for the Reuters Seminar Series.

Nov 2011

27 min 17 sec

Colleen Murrell (Deakin University) gives a talk for the Reuters Institute seminar series.

Dec 2011

36 min 43 sec

Tom Standage, Digital Editor, The Economist, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute seminar series.

Dec 2011

43 min 42 sec

Katherine Stowell, University of Edinburgh, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute seminar series.

Dec 2011

51 min 9 sec

Richard Peppiatt, media commentator and former reporter for the Daily Star, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute seminar series.

Dec 2011

39 min 29 sec

Norma Percy, Documentary film making and producer gives a talk for thw Reuters Institute Seminar Series. Note: Clips of documentaries have been edited out to avoid copyright infringement.

Feb 2012

18 min 21 sec

Bridget Kendall, BBC Diplomatic Correspondent, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute Seminar Series.

Feb 2012

37 min 21 sec

Michael Starks gives the Oxford Media Research Seminar for the Reuters Institute Seminar Series.

Feb 2012

58 min 17 sec

Lindsey Hilsum, Channel 4 international editor and author of 'Sandstorm: Libya in the Time of Revolution' gives a talk for the Reuters seminar series.

Feb 2012

24 min 31 sec

Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Cardiff, gives a talk for the Reuters Seminar Series.

Feb 2012

42 min 9 sec

Jane Fuller, former financial editor at the Financial Times, and director of Fuller Analysis gives a talk for the Reuters seminar series.

Feb 2012

51 min 25 sec

Prannoy Roy, director of New Delhi Television, gives a lecture on the history of NDTV and Indian television and the part democracy and rulership has played it's development.

Nov 2012

54 min 22 sec

Sonia Delesalle-Stolper, London correspondent for Libération, gives a talk for the Reuters School of Journalism on reporting the UK in the French media.

Feb 2013

29 min 34 sec

David Hoffman, Founder/President Emeritus, Internews gives a talk for the Reuters School of Journalism seminar series.

Oct 2013

30 min 14 sec

Ben Judah, author of 'Fragile Empire: How Russia Fell In And Out Of Love with Vladimir Putin', gives a talk for the Reuters Schoolf of Journalism seminar series.

Nov 2013

27 min 12 sec

Ewen MacAskill, defence and security correspondent, the Guardian, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute seminar series.

Dec 2014

25 min 15 sec

Corinna Arndt, DPhil Candidate, Oxford, gives a talk forthe Reuters Institute seminar series.

Mar 2012

47 min 23 sec

Suzanne Franks, City University, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute of Journalism seminar series.

Dec 2012

30 min 10 sec

Shu Chaudhary gives a talk for the Reuters School of Journalism, Seminar series.

Mar 2013

22 min 36 sec

Farida Vis, University of Sheffield, gives a talk for the RISJ seminar series on social media and the news on June 12th 2013.

Jul 2013

33 min 2 sec

Alan Smith, Principal Methodologist, Data Visualisation at Office for National Statistics, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute seminar series.

Nov 2014

11 min 23 sec