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Reuters Institute Director to step down in September

22 Jan 2018

Dr David Levy, Director of the Reuters Institute (RISJ) since September 2008, has announced that he will step down from his post at the end of September 2018. He has decided that by then, after ten years as Director, it will be time to pursue other opportunities. 

Alan Rusbridger, Chair of the RISJ Steering Committee said: "David has been a quite outstanding director of the RISJ. His 10 years at the helm has seen the Institute grow immensely in respect and global recognition. A consistently high quality of research has been paralleled by the programme of fellowships for working journalists as well as an increasingly popular series of private gatherings for editors and chief executives.

"At a time when the economics and technology of news have been undergoing revolutionary change David has provided acute and important leadership."

David Levy, RISJ Director said: “I consider myself very fortunate to have been able to lead the RISJ over the past decade, to have worked with such an incredibly talented and committed team of colleagues and have learned so much from the impressive experience of our visiting journalist fellows from across the globe.

"I have also been lucky to have such invaluable support in Oxford. From our Chair, Alan Rusbridger and before him Tim Gardam, from Louise Fawcett and previous Heads of the Department of Politics and International Relations, from Denise Lievesley Principal of Green Templeton College, and all our committee members, and from Monique Villa CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation and her trustees, together with the many other sponsors who make our work possible.

"The Institute is in very good shape, with a strong senior leadership team. I look forward to seeing someone else lead it to the next phase of its development from the start of the next academic year.”

The post of Director of the RISJ will be advertised in the coming months.