The Reuters Foundation 'Charity' you mention, T, is a case in point. It has some big-name professors associated with it (and editors like Alan Rusbridger sometimes putting in an experience) and it pumps out slick analysis, punts books written by its associated authors, and is seen linking up with UNESCO media and other heavy-hitting, state-linked 'media freedom' conferences. Somehow, the same journalist darlings feature over and again. I won't name them: look up a few of the webinar guest lists and you'll see which icons are regularly showcased. Surprisingly few of them, popping up over and again. Dig into their CVs and the angles they take vis-a-vis western foreign policy in their own home countries and draw your own conclusions. Note the topics they never address. Note their utter lack of interest in the threat to journalism posed by the Assange 'USA universal jurisdiction over investigative journalism' case
When one looks more closely at what these 'media champion' organisations do, they offer little to zero research into the democratic Fourth Estate function of journalism, or the notion that good journalism might serve as a robust, healthy check on accountability of power.
That's not a topic of interest, apparently.
No, the focus is on "pivot to digital", "the news product", "the problem of journalists issuing their own newsletters", "how to get adverts into Substack", "The Guardian data case study", "The NYT successes", "how to monetise", etcetera, etcetera