Damian Radcliffe

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  • Title: Professor of Practice, Carolyn Chambers Professor of Journalism
  • Phone: 541-346-7643
  • Office: Allen Hall Room 201
  • City: Eugene


Damian Radcliffe is the Carolyn S. Chambers Professor in Journalism at the University of Oregon, a fellow of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, an honorary research fellow at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture Studies, and a fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).

He is an experienced digital analyst, consultant, journalist, and researcher who has worked in editorial, research, teaching, and policy positions for the past two decades in the UK, Middle East, and USA.

Damian is a regular contributor to the BBC Academy, CBS Interactive (ZDNet), Huffington Post, MediaShift, and TheMediaBriefing, where he writes about digital trends, social media, technology, the business of media, and the evolution of journalism.

His experience encompasses roles at the BBC, the NGO Volunteering Matters, Ofcom (the UK communications regulator), and Qatar’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (ictQATAR). He works across all media sectors (commercial, public, government, regulatory, academic, and nonprofit/civil society) and platforms, from print and digital to TV and radio broadcasting.

Radcliffe has written, spoken to, or provided consulting services for a wide range of industry and academic organizations, including Abramis Academic Publishing, ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller, Association of Information and Communication Media (AMIC, Spain), BBC Academy, BBC Media Action, BBC Monitoring, BBC World Service, Carnegie UK Trust, Cass Business School, Centre for Research on Communities and Culture, City University London, Cognizant, Columbia Journalism Review (CJR), The Conversation, Digital Content Next, Eyewitness Media Hub, FJUM (forum journalism and media, Vienna), German- American Institutes, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, IBC Content Everywhere, IJNET, journalism.co.uk, JustHere, Media Development Investment Fund, MediaShift, Middle East Broadcast Network, NESTA, Nieman Lab, Northwestern University in Qatar, nuviun, Online Journalism Blog, Qatar Today, Street Fight, TEDx Reset (Turkey), TheMediaBriefing, The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University, Routledge, What’s New in Publishing and Your Middle East.

He has chaired sessions, provided training and spoken, at events around the world including: in the USA (New York, Portland, Philadelphia, Colorado Springs, Albany; New York, Chicago and Washington D.C.), the UK (London, Edinburgh, Oxford, Cardiff, Belfast, Bristol), Europe (Paris, Strasbourg, Vienna, Barcelona, Istanbul, Amsterdam, various cities in Germany) and the Middle East (Doha and Dubai).

Find out more about him on his website.


  • MA (Oxon), University of Oxford
  • BA, Modern History, University of Oxford


For more details of Radcliffe’s writing, media mentions, interviews, and presentations, please visit his website.

Industry Report and Books


Book Chapters


Selected Presentations/Conference Speaking


Radcliffe’s research focuses on the usage of social media and wider trends in local media, technology, the business of media, and journalism innovation.

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia University, 2016-17
  • Agora Journalism Center faculty fellowship, 2016-17
  • College Radio Day Advisory Board 2014+
  • Top 1% most viewed content, globally, SlideShare.net, 2013 and 2014
  • Next Generation Leaders Program, Internet Society (ISOC) 2013
  • Honorary Research Fellow, Cardiff University, School of Journalism, Media and Culture Studies, 2012+
  • Fellow, Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, 2008+

Areas of Expertise

  • Business of Media
  • Community journalism
  • Hyperlocal media
  • Social media
  • Technology in the Middle East