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Richard Fletcher is a Senior Research Fellow and leads the research team at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. He is primarily interested in global trends in digital news consumption, comparative media research, the use of social media by journalists and news organisations, and more broadly, the relationship between technology and journalism.

Richard primarily works on the Digital News Project and is lead researcher and co-author of the main Digital News Report – the world's largest annual survey of global news consumption. Richard also uses this survey data to underpin comparative cross-national research into patterns of news consumption, audience fragmentation and polarisation, the effects of search engines and social media on news use, trust in the news, and paying for digital news.

What is your main area(s) of interest/expertise?

How people get news in different countries, how it's changing, and what this means for news organisations and the public.

What are you working on right now?

I am currently working on the 2021 edition of our annual Reuters Institute Digital News Report, our new 'Trust in News' project, and researching the effect of COVID-19 on news use.

Why is Oxford a good place to work in this field of research?

Oxford's long-standing global reputation inside and outside of academia for world-class research, combined with fantastic opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration across the different parts of the University.

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