David Levy

senior research fellow RISJ

David Levy is Senior Research Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) at the University of Oxford. He was Director of the Institute from 2008 to 2018.

His work covers the full range of issues around developments in journalism and he has particular interests in public service broadcasting, media regulation and business models, and the interaction between digital technology and media regulation both within the UK and Europe.

Before joining RISJ he was Controller, Public Policy at the BBC until 2007 where he led the BBC's policy for the Charter Review and was in charge of public policy & regulation. Prior to his BBC policy role he worked as a journalist, first for the BBC World Service and then for BBC News and Current Affairs; as a radio producer and reporter on File on 4; as a TV reporter on Newsnight, and as Editor of Analysis on Radio 4.

He is the author of Europe's Digital Revolution: Broadcasting Regulation, the EU and the Nation State (Routledge, 1999/2001), joint editor with Rasmus Kleis Nielsen of The Changing Business of Journalism and its Implications for Democracy (RISJ, 2010) and joint editor with Nic Newman of the annual Reuters Institute Digital News Report (RISJ, 2012-18).

He holds degrees from the Universities of York, LSE and a doctorate in 20th century French history from Nuffield College, Oxford.

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