Journalism Practitioners Forum “The challenge of digital media – lessons from an international survey” on Sep. 11,Thursday


Date   Thursday, September 11, 2014   6:30pm~9:00pm

Room  WASEDA campus, Building No.8  Room B-107



David Levy    (Director, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism)

Nic Newman   (Research Associate, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism)



Yasuomi Sawa   (Kyodo News,  Journalism Discussion Group)


Host   WASEDA University Journalism School,  Journalism Discussion Group

Admission free

Speaker’s language   English  (consecutive interpreting to Japanese)



The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism marks the University of Oxford's commitment to creating an international research centre in the comparative study of journalism.

Anchored in the recognition of the key role of independent media in open societies and the power of information in the modern world, the Institute aims to serve as the leading forum for a productive engagement between scholars from a wide range of disciplines and the practitioners of journalism.

It brings the depth and rigour of academic scholarship of the highest standards to major issues of relevance to the world of news media. It is global in its perspective and in the content of its activities.

Established in 2006, the Institute is based at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford.

The Journalism Fellowship Programme for international journalists, based in Oxford since 1983, is now hosted by the Institute in association with Green Templeton College.

Core funding for the Institute is generously provided by the Thomson Reuters Foundation.


Digital News Report

The Reuters Institute Annual Digital News Report reveals new insights about digital news consumption based on a representative survey of online news consumers conducted by YouGov. The 2014 report includes 10 countries; the UK, US, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Finland, Urban Brazil, Japan and Denmark.

The 2014 report contains unique data and analysis about the move to mobile, paying for news, social media and more.

For more information, please visit


Dr David Levy     Director, Reuters Institute

David Levy became RISJ Director in September 2008.

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, between 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 include modernising public service broadcasting, public service reform, the impact of digital technology, and media ownership and regulation both within the UK and Europe.

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


Nic Newman   Research Associate, Reuters Institute

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 for BBC News he helped introduce innovations such as blogs, podcasting and on-demand video. Most recently he led digital teams, developing websites, mobile and interactive TV applications for News, Sport, Weather and Local.

He has played an important part in the development of social media strategies and guidelines for the wider BBC. Nic is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and a consultant on digital media.