(DPhil, MA LSE, BA York)
David Levy has been Director of the Reuters Institute since September 2008.
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.
His publications include ‘Europe's Digital Revolution: Broadcasting Regulation, the EU and the Nation State’, Routledge 1999/2001, and joint editor with Rasmus Kleis Nielsen of 'The Changing Business of Journalism and its Implications for Democracy' (Reuters Institute 2010) and joint editorship with Nic Newman of the annual Reuters Institute Digital News Report (Reuters Institute 2012-14).
Before joining the Institute he was Controller, Public Policy at the BBC until 2007 where he led the BBC's policy for the BBC 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.
Dr David Levy holds degrees from the Universities of York, LSE and a doctorate in 20th century French history from Nuffield College, Oxford.
Pressures on and prospects for Journalism, Media business models, Regulation of journalism and media, Public service Broadcasting, Interactions between national & EU media regulation, Public service reform.Citizenship Constitutions and Government Democracy and Democratisation Institutions and organisations Media Public Policy Public Sphere
Dr Levy convenes the regular seminars held at the Reuters Institute and has occasionally supervised or examined a range of theses in his areas of expertise.
D. A. L. Levy & N. Newman (Editors) Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2014: Tracking the Future of News, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, 2014
R. Sambrook, S. Terrington & D. A. L. Levy (2013) The Public Appetite for Foreign News on TV and Online, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford
D. A. L. Levy & N. Newman (Editors) Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2013: Tracking the Future of News, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, 2013
D. A. L. Levy & N. Newman (Editors) Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2012: Tracking the Future of News, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, 2012
N. Bowles, J. T. Hamilton, D. A. L. Levy (2013) Transparency in Politics and the Media: Accountability and Open Government, IB Tauris
D. A. L. Levy & R. G. Picard (2011) Is there a Better Structure for News Providers? The Potential In Charitable and Trust Ownership, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford
D. A. L. Levy & R. Kleis Nielsen (Editors) The Changing Business of Journalism and its Implications for Democracy, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, 2010
T. Gardam & D. A. L Levy (editors) The Price of Plurality, Choice, Diversity and Broadcasting Institutions in the Digital Age, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, 2008
Levy, D. (1999/2001), Europe’s Digital Revolution: Broadcasting regulation, the EU and the nation state, Routledge
D. Helm et al (2005), (jointly edited) Can the Market Deliver? Funding Public Service TV in the Digital Age, John Libbey
Levy, D (2008) “Towards a New Communications Act”, in Gardam & Levy (Eds), The Price of Plurality, Reuters Institute, 2008
Levy, D. (2003) "The European Information Society", in Rhodes (Ed), Developments in West European Politics, Macmillan
Levy, D. (2003) "The UK Model of Public Service Broadcasting", in Eds F Sojcher & P. Benghozi (Eds) Quel modèle audiovisuel européene, L’Harmattan
He was a Visiting Professor at Sciences Po in Paris from April to June 2012 and in 2008 served as the sole foreign member of the French Commission established by President Sarkozy to review the future of the French public service broadcaster, France Télévisions.
He was a Board member of the French international Broadcaster, France 24, between 2009 and 2012.
He has been a non-Executive member of the Content Board of the UK Communications Regulator Ofcom since 2011.
Dr Levy speaks regularly at industry and academic events and writes for various outlets including the European Journalism Observatory http://en.ejo.ch/ where RISJ is the UK host institution.
Articles by him can also be found under the news section of the Reuters Institute website.