Case study:
The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ)

Democratised data visualisations and digital publishing.

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, part of the University of Oxford, is dedicated to exploring the future of journalism worldwide through debate, engagement, and research.

“We set out to make the best report site ever – and we’ve done that. It looks fantastic, is easy to navigate and I’m proud of the content too.”

Nic Newman
Senior Research Associate, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
Editor, The Reuters Institute Digital News Report

How we helped the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ)

Since 2012, the RISJ has been publishing an annual report on the consumption of traditional and digital news across different countries. It is now one of the largest comparative studies of online news habits ever carried out and reveals national differences in our online behaviour.

For the 2013 and subsequent reports, its editor Nic Newman wanted to create a dedicated website to provide wider access to the report, its survey data and charts. Each year from 2013 to 2022, as part of a digital content team, we have helped to publish the report online. We’ve ensured the copy, the many hundreds of interactive charts and their associated downloadable data can be viewed at, and from 2021 onwards, at the RISJ website.

The latest report reveals new insights about digital news consumption based on a YouGov survey of online news consumers in 46 markets covering half of the world’s population. Its findings are published broadly each year on BBC News, The Guardian, The Financial Times, The Times, The New York Times, Le Monde and elsewhere. You can find the latest media coverage summary at the RISJ website.