Rasmus Kleis Nielsen

Director, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Rasmus Kleis Nielsen is Director of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Press/Politics. His work focuses on changes in the news media, political communication, and the role of digital technologies in both. He has done extensive research on American politics, journalism, and various forms of activism, and a significant amount of comparative work in Western Europe and beyond. Most of his research is broadly concerned with the intersection between old organizations and new technologies, and in particular with the various forms of civic engagement and popular participation that emerge and are enabled there and the institutions and institutional preconditions that underpin them and make them possible.