Rasmus Kleis Nielsen is Director of Research at 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, on political communication, and the role of digital technologies in both of these areas. 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. Recent books include The Changing Business of Journalism and its Implications for Democracy (2010, edited with David Levy), Ground Wars: Personalized Communication in Political Campaigns (2012), and Political Journalism in Transition: Western Europe in a Comparative Perspective (2014, edited with Raymond Kuhn). His work has been covered by news media all over the world and he frequently speaks at both academic and industry/professional conferences.