About Damian Radcliffe

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 Cultural Studies and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).

He writes regularly about topics such as: digital trends, social media, technology, the business of media and the evolution of journalism. Damian’s work can be found across major media outlets including the BBCCBS Interactive (ZDNet), Huffington Post, MediaShift and TheMediaBriefing.

This website is an archive for Damian’s journalistic output, research/presentation slides (which have enjoyed over 425,000 views on LinkedIn’s SlideShare platform), writing about hyperlocal media and community journalism, as well as speaking notes and media mentions.


Damian Radcliffe 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.

His unique CV features roles across all media sectors and all media platforms; including positions at The Local Radio Company, the BBC, UK NGO Volunteering Matters, UK Communications Regulator Ofcom and Qatar’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (ictQATAR).

He has worked 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 continues to be an active freelancer and he 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, Canvas8, 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, Facebook, FJUM (forum journalism and media, Vienna), German- American Institutes, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, IBC Content Everywhere, IJNET, journalism.co.uk, JustHere, LION Publishers, 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, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University, Routledge, Washington Center for Equitable Growth, What’s New in Publishing, United Nations and Your Middle East.

You can find him at various other places online, including: LinkedIn, Twitter, SlideShare and Academia.edu.

Sadly, he is not related to Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, although he does get asked that on a regular basis.

If you’re interested in working with Damian, you can email him at: damian.radcliffe at gmail.com or via the form below.

He doesn’t usually refer to himself in the third person…

One response to “About Damian Radcliffe

  1. Hi Damian,

    I couldn’t find an email address, so forgive me for using the comments section to reach you. I saw your post on hyperlocal and thought you or one of your Pew colleagues might be interested in an upcoming panel on the topic. It’s in NYC, but I bet a good number of your readers are either from that area or would be interested in attending virtually as we live-stream. Here’s a link to more info. Let me know if you or your colleagues/readers are interested in learning more.



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