Episodes
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. In many ways 2021 saw a continuation of the world-changing events that took place in 2020. Far from emerging from COVID-19, deadly waves of the pandemic continued to have a marked impact on livelihoods, economies and health systems worldwide. We also saw an acute...
Published 12/17/21
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. We look at the reasons behind the unequal representation and treatment of female and male experts and what could be done to address these discrepancies. Nana Ama Agyemang Asante is the leader of the Ghana Expert Women Project, a new initiative to...
Published 11/15/21
In this episode of our podcast we look at what makes a successful collaboration across international organisations and teams. Speakers: Joshua Ogawa is General Manager, Nikkei-FT Partnership at Nikkei Europe. He is in charge of day-to-day collaboration between Nikkei and the Financial Times, which the Japanese news organisation acquired in 2015. He ensures that the global media alliance is achieving its strategic goals and that there is open communication between London and Tokyo, liaising...
Published 10/22/21
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? Host: Rasmus Nielsen https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/people/prof-rasmus-kleis-nielsen is co-author of the Digital News Report and Director of the Reuters Institute and Professor of Political Communication at the University of...
Published 10/11/21
In this episode of our Future of Journalism podcast, we look at the news media's role in covering the climate crisis. We look at how newsrooms could be better structured to allow climate reporting to flourish, how to ensure climate reporting is not siloed, and the external challenges that climate reporters and journalism face in the form of disinformation and trolling. Speaker: Wolfgang Blau was the President, International and Chief Operating Officer at Condé Nast, overseeing companies in...
Published 09/27/21
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. Host: Federica Cherubini is Head of Leadership Development at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. She is an expert in newsroom operations and organisational change, with ten years' experience spanning major publishers, research institutes and...
Published 07/21/21
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. Host: Federica Cherubini is Head of Leadership Development at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. She is an expert in newsroom operations and organisational change, with ten years' experience spanning major publishers, research institutes and editorial networks around the world. Guests: Dr Richard Fletcher...
Published 07/19/21
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. Host: Federica Cherubini is Head of Leadership Development at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. She is an expert in newsroom operations and organisational change, with ten years' experience spanning major publishers, research institutes and editorial networks around the world. Guest: Dr...
Published 07/12/21
This episode focuses on findings around perceptions of fairness among different groups including demographic characteristics and political leaning. 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 findings around perceptions of fairness among different groups including demographic characteristics and political leaning. Host: Federica Cherubini is Head of Leadership...
Published 07/05/21
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. 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 how people get news about climate change and how this differs across different countries, age brackets and attitudes towards the issue. Host: Federica Cherubini...
Published 06/28/21
Authors of the Digital News Report, the most comprehensive study of news consumption trends worldwide, discuss the key findings from this year's report. Authors of the Digital News Report, the most comprehensive study of news consumption trends worldwide, discuss the key findings from this year's report. In this episode we look at the main findings of the report, including how some news organisations have benefitted from a desire for reliable information over the last year and how the...
Published 06/21/21
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. 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. Guest: Sophie Ho is the News Analytics Assignment Editor at the Washington Post Host: Federica Cherubini is the Head of...
Published 06/03/21
For World Press Freedom Day we look at the pressures on independent journalism in two EU countries In this episode of our podcast we talk to two of our Journalist Fellows about the growing pressures facing journalists and independent news media in Poland and Hungary. We look at the threats of authoritarianism, the weaponisation of advertising revenue, and self-censorship. We also look at levels of support for independent media and what can be done within the industry, and on a political...
Published 04/29/21
In this episode of our 'Future of Journalism' podcast, we speak to Nikki Usher about journalism's challenges around equity, diversity and sustainability
Published 04/13/21
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. In this episode of our Future of Journalism podcast 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....
Published 03/04/21
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 We talk to one of Latin America's most senior journalists Chani Guyot whose news website RED/ACCIÓN runs a successful membership model that goes beyond being a revenue stream. We look at how the news outlet engages with members as part of its journalistic mission, and how listening closely to the needs of their audience is a step towards building...
Published 02/26/21
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. 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. We look at how news organisations are adapting in the face of the pandemic and how they expect to come out of it. We ask what revenue streams will...
Published 01/21/21
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. 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. When should the likes of Facebook and Twitter...
Published 01/15/21
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 2020 has been a year like no other. World-changing events including the COVID-19 pandemic, the movement for racial justice, a fractious U.S. presidential election and the continuation of the Brexit process, have impacted swathes of our society and economy. Journalism has not been exempt. In this final...
Published 12/18/20
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. 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 such as the effect of platforms and social media on trust. Find a full transcript and more...
Published 12/10/20
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 Our host is Rasmus Nielsen, Director of the Reuters Institute. Our guest is Alan Rusbridger, former Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian and Principal of Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford. Alan has recently authored a book, News and How to Use it. For a transcript and more information visit our podcast...
Published 12/04/20
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? Host: Federica Cherubini is Head of Leadership Development at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. She is an expert in newsroom operations and organisational change, with ten years experience spanning major publishers, research institutes and editorial...
Published 11/30/20
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 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. Federica Cherubini is Head of Leadership Development at the Reuters Institute for the Study of...
Published 11/09/20
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 speaks to Kathy English, former public editor of the Toronto Star, about what public editors do, their role in ensuring accountability to readers, and how reader engagement via public editors has changed over the years in response to changes to the news environment and...
Published 11/09/20