Dr. David Levy


Dr David Levy is the Director of the Reuters Institute. He has served as a member of the French Parliamentary Commission reviewing the future of France Télévisions. He was a Visiting Professor at Sciences Po in Paris from April to June 2012 and was previ-ously a visitor to the Center for Global Communications Studies at the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds degrees from the Universities of York, LSE and a doctorate from Nuffield College, Oxford.

He was appointed as a non-Executive member of the UK Statistics Authority in July 2012 and has been a member of the Content Board of the UK Communications Regulator, Ofcom, since 2011. He was a Board member of the French international Broadcaster, France 24, be-tween 2009 and 2012. 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. His areas of expertise in-clude modernising public service broadcasting, public service reform, the impact of digital technology, and the role of national and EU regulation on public service media and issues of media ownership.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 Tim Gardam of The Price of Plurality (RISJ/Ofcom 2008), with Rasmus Kleis Nielsen of The Changing Business of Journalism and its Implications for Democracy (RISJ 2010), with Robert G Picard of Is there a Better Structure for News Providers? The Potential in Charitable and Trust ownership (RISJ, 2011), with Nic Newman of the Reuters Institute Digital News report 2013 (RISJ, 2013), and with Jay Nigel Bowles and James T Hamilton, of Transparency in Politics and the Media: Accountability and Open Government. (I B Tauris, forthcoming 2013) and joint author with Richard Sambrook and Simon Terrington of ’The Appetite for Foreign News on TV and Online (RISJ, 2013.)

Email: david.levy@politics.ox.ac.uk

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