We believe free journalism is a pillar of democracy, and for this reason we are deeply committed to journalism excellence. Since 1983, we’ve promoted the highest standards of journalism worldwide. We support excellence in journalism through a number of different initiatives: the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, devoted to innovative and comparative international research; the training of hundreds of journalists around the world; and the creation of news platforms for independent media.
Our global network of journalists allows us to provide training where other organisations can’t. We’ve trained over 12,000 reporters and media professionals in locations including Kyrgyzstan, Benin, Suriname, South Sudan, Myanmar, Laos, Mongolia, East Timor, Ethiopia, and Afghanistan.
Our team also supports innovative news platforms around the world: Aswat Masriya, the Foundation’s Arabic and English news service in Egypt, was instrumental in providing the world’s media with accurate and objective news throughout the political upheavals. And in 2013 we launched the Source, a new website providing business and economic news from Zimbabwe.
We actively support the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ), a centre of excellence for academic research on the future of journalism worldwide. Set up in 2006 and part of the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford, the RISJ provides an independent forum for journalists and scholars worldwide.
We asked some Fellows from the Reuters Institute to give words of advice to young would-be journalists.