Rasmus Kleis Nielsen
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
Director and Professor
Rasmus Kleis Nielsen is Director of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and Professor of Political Communication at the University of Oxford. Rasmus was previously Director of Research at the Reuters Institute and 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. He is also recipient of the 2014 Tietgen Prize for his work on current changes in the news media. He holds a BA and an MSc in Political Science from the University of Copenhagen, a MA (with distinction) in Political Theory from the University of Essex, and a PhD in Communications from Columbia University. He serves as a member of the editorial boards of Digital Journalism, the "Journal of Information Technology & Politics" and "Social Media + Society".