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David Levy

Reuters Institute
Director
USA
David Levy has been RISJ Director since September 2008. As Director he has an overview of all the Institute’s activities. As well as covering the full range of issues around developments in journalism he has particular expertise in public service broadcasting, media regulation and the interaction between digital technology and media regulation both within the UK and Europe. Before joining the Institute 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 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 as a non-Executive member of the UK Statistics Authority since July 2012 and of the Content Board of the UK Communications Regulator Ofcom since 2011.