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People Dr. Rasmus Nielsen

Co-Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Misinformation, Science and Media

Director of Research at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Rasmus Kleis Nielsen is Director of Research at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Professor of Political Communication at the University of Oxford, and serves as editor in chief of the International Journal of Press/Politics.

His work focuses on changes in the news media, on political communication, and the role of digital technologies in both. He has done extensive research on journalism, American politics, and various forms of activism, and a significant amount of comparative work in western Europe and beyond. Recent books include The Changing Business of Journalism and its Implications for Democracy (2010, edited with David A. L. Levy), Ground Wars: Personalized Communication in Political Campaigns (2012) (winner of the Doris Graber Award from the American Political Science Association, awarded for the best book in political communication published in the last ten years), and Political Journalism in Transition: Western Europe in a Comparative Perspective (2014, edited with Raymond Kuhn).

He is co-editor of the annual Reuters Institute Digital News Report and a frequent speaker at academic and industry conferences all over the world. His work has been covered by a wide variety of media all over the world including the Economist, the Financial Times, the Guardian, the Indian Express, L’Espresso, the New York Times, Politico, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Vox, Die Welt and many others.

Media Coverage

Jan 2018
Tackling Fake News