Authorship and Research Acknowledgements for the 2014 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) and jointly edited, with Nigel Bowles and James T. Hamilton, Transparency in Politics and the Media: Accountability and Open Government (RISJ/IB Tauris, 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 a Research Associate 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, audience, and business strategies for digital transition.

Commentary and additional insight has been provided by academic partners and by our network of Reuters Journalist Fellows around the world,1 particularly in providing national context on our country pages, where authorship is indicated by initials. We are particularly grateful to:

  • Alice Antheaume (AA), School of Journalism at the Institute of Political Science, Paris
  • Esa Reunanen (ER), University of Tampere, Finland
  • Kim Christian Schrøder (KCS), Professor, Department of Communication at Roskilde University (RUC) in Denmark
  • Rasmus Kleis Nielsen (RKN), Reuters Institute and Assistant Professor of Communications at Roskilde University (RUC) in Denmark
  • Ramón Salaverría (RS), Ana Azurmendi (AAz), and Samuel Negredo (SN), Center for Internet Studies and Digital Life at the University of Navarra
  • Uwe Hasebrink (UH) and Sascha Hölig (SH), Professor and Senior Researcher at the Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research, Hamburg
  • Flávia Marreiro (FM), Reuters journalist fellow and Foreign Affairs reporter for Folha de S. Paulo in Brazil
  • Nicola Bruno (NB), former Reuters journalist fellow, co-founder and journalist at the news agency in Italy
  • Ichiro Motozawa (IM), former Reuters journalist fellow and broadcast journalist who has been working with NHK, Japan

Additional expert analysis and interpretation of the survey data were provided by the team at YouGov, in particular, Shaun Austin, Charlotte Clifford, and Bernadeta Wilk.

  1. Reuters Fellowships offer an opportunity to mid-career journalists to spend time researching an aspect of journalism for one or more terms at the Institute in Oxford.