Nic Newman

senior research fellow RISJ

Nic Newman is Senior Research Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism where he is author of the annual Digital News Report, the world’s largest on-going study of consumer behaviour around news covering 38 countries. He authors an influential annual report on media and technology trends and has published recent research on trust, mobile notifications and the implications of voice devices and assistants for news.

Nic also works as a consultant with a range of media companies helping with product strategy, data metrics, and digital transformation. He was a founding member of the BBC News Website in 1997 where he led international coverage. As Head of Product Development and Engineering for BBC News he helped introduce innovations such as apps, blogs, podcasting and on-demand video. For ten years he led digital teams, developing websites, mobile and interactive TV applications for News, Sport, Weather and Local.

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