About Damian Radcliffe

Damian Radcliffe is a journalist, researcher, and professor based at the University of Oregon. He holds an endowed chair as the Carolyn S. Chambers Professor in Journalism, and he is also a Professor of Practice, an affiliate faculty member of the Department for Middle East and North Africa Studies (MENA) and the Agora Journalism Center, and a Research Associate of the Center for Science Communication Research (SCR).

Damian is also a three time Knight News Innovation Fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, an Honorary Research Fellow at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture Studies (JOMEC), and a life fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).

In spring 2023 he will be a Visiting Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, his alma matter.

With over 25 years of experience in the media industry, Damian has worked in editorial, strategic, research, policy and teaching roles in the USA, Middle East and UK. He continues to be an active journalist, writing regular features for leading trade publications such as Digital Content NextInternational Journalists’ Network (IJNet), What’s New in Publishingjournalism.co.uk and other outlets.

He is a globally recognized expert on digital trends, social media, technology, the business of media, the evolution of present-day journalistic practice and the role played by media and technology in the Middle East.

As an analyst, researcher and trainer, he has worked with a wide range of industry and academic organizations including the BBC World Service, Facebook, FIPP, INMA, Thomson Reuters Foundation, World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the United Nations.

He has been quoted on issues relating to digital media and journalism by major outlets such as AFP, BBC, Business Insider, Editor & Publisher, NPR, The New York Times, Snapchat, Wired and Voice of America.

As a freelance journalist his work has also been published by leading publications and trade outlets such as the BBC, Columbia Journalism Review (CJR), Harvard’s Nieman Lab, HuffPost, PBS MediaShift, Poynter, TheMediaBriefing and ZDNet.

Originally from the UK, Damian lives on the west coast of the US with his wife and three young children.

You can find him at various other places online, including: LinkedIn, Twitter, Medium, Facebook, Google Scholar, SlideShareAcademia.edu, ResearchGate and SSRN.

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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