Authorship and Research Acknowledgements for the 2013 Digital News Report

Dr David A. L. Levy is Director of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and an expert in media policy and regulation. He previously worked at the BBC both as a news and current affairs producer, reporter, and editor, and later as Controller Public Policy. He is the author of Europe’s Digital Revolution: Broadcasting Regulation, the EU and the Nation State (Routledge 1999/2001), and 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) and with Robert G. Picard of Is there a Better Structure for News Providers? The Potential in Charitable and Trust Ownership (RISJ, 2011). He recently co-authored The Public Appetite for Foreign News on TV and Online (RISJ, 2013).

Nic Newman is a journalist and digital strategist who played a key role in shaping the BBC’s internet services over more than a decade. He was a founding member of the BBC News Website, leading international coverage as World Editor (1997–2001). As Head of Product Development he led digital teams, developing websites, mobile and interactive TV applications for all BBC Journalism sites. Nic is currently an Associate Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and a senior Research Fellow at City University London. He is also a consultant on digital media, working actively with news companies on product and business strategies for digital transition.

Additional expert analysis and interpretation of the survey data was provided by the team at YouGov, in particular, Shaun Austin, Angharad Houlden, Ilana Tyler-Rubinstein and Bernadeta Wilk.