Media Interviews / Mentions
Editor & Publisher: Business of News: Rooted in Their Communities, Local Newspapers are Still Optimistic, 16 June 2017.
Ryerson Journalism Research Centre: Research shows that local news reporters are working harder than ever – and they’re loving it, June 2017.
Ryerson Journalism Research Centre: Local News is forever changed, and that’s okay say researchers, June 2017.
CQ Researcher: Trust in Media (paywall), June 9, 2017 • Volume 27, Issue 21
, Pew Research Center Daily Briefing of Media News, 01 June 2017.
Journalism Research News: REPORT: Local journalists are positive about the future for small-market newspapers, 30 May 2017
HMA Public Relations: Small Market Newspapers – More Than You Think, 30 May 2017
The Big Smoke: The Week in Media: May 27, 2017
Ryerson Journalism Research Centre: Local News trends in the US and UK to be explored at June conference, 25 May 2017
GXpress: Finding time for newspapers, May 2017
(Department of Language and Communication Studies, University of Jyväskylä, Finland): Journalism Research News Books of the week 20/2017 > highlights three research publications, including Life at small-market newspapers: A survey, written by Damian Radcliffe, Christopher Ali and Rosalind Donald.
Journalism.co.uk: Tip: Consider these key points when using social media in the Middle East, 19 May 2017
ArabNet: Meeting the Demand for Video Content in MENA, 17 May 2017
NPR Ombudsman: Looking To The Future: Restoring Public Trust In The Media, (2017 George Chaplin Fellowship in Distinguished Journalism address, given by Elizabeth Jensen, at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii,) 15 May 2017
Nieman Lab: Local news doesn’t seem to be getting a Trump bump, 12 May
North Carolina Press Association: Survey on working at small-market newspapers shows reason to be positive about local news, 12 May
Poynter: Despite doing more with less, journalists at small newspapers are mostly optimistic, new survey finds, 11 May 2017
GOBankingRates: How the Newspaper Industry Is Profitable Today, 21 Apr 2017
: American Press Institute Need to Know: Apr. 20, 2017, 20 Apr 2017
: Newspapers have become news brands as publishers go multiplatform, 13 Apr 2017
: International Journalism Festival (SoundCloud page) #IJF17 – Interview with Damian Radcliffe, 07 Apr 2017
Demystifying Media (University of Oregon) podcast: The Future of Local Newspapers with Special Guest Christopher Ali, March 2017
Demystifying Media (University of Oregon) podcast: Social Media Use in the Arabian Gulf with Special Guest Sarah Vieweg, March 2017
Demystifying Media (University of Oregon) podcast: Visual Journalism in the Age of Trump with Special Guest Nikki Usher, March 2017
KWVA News: Demystifying the Media with Christopher Ali, March 2017
KWVA News: Demystifying the Media with Sarah Vieweg, March 2017
KWVA News: Demystifying the Media with Nikki Usher, March 2017
The Big Smoke: The Week in Media: February 25th, 2017 (highlights my article for TheMediaBriefing on ) The Global Media Landscape: In Eight Charts
The Week in Media: February 10th, 2017 The Big Smoke: (highlights my article for TheMediaBriefing on ) Innovation in news media: Five key findings
University of Oregon, School of Journalism: Damian Radcliffe talks trust in media at AAN conference, 15 Feb 2017
Report on Social Media Influencers in the Middle East (subscribers only), Jan 2017 WGSN:
Nic Newman / Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Oxford University: Journalism, Media and Technology, Trends and Predictions 2017, Jan 2017
Al Jazeera Turk: A look at digital reporting in 2017 (in Turkish), 27 Jan 2017
The Drum: Two-thirds of global media chiefs believe fake news will help ‘strengthen’ position of quality publishers, 16 Jan 2017
TheMediaBriefing: Four reasons publishers should be optimistic about 2017, 6 Jan 2017
American Press Institute: Need to Know: Dec. 21, 2016 (highlights my article for TheMediaBriefing on The Dallas Morning News)
BBC Academy: What has 2016 taught you, as a journalist?, 20 Dec 2016
ArabCrunch: [New Report] Social Media in the Arab World: The Story of 2016, 11 Dec 2016
Arabnet: Social Media in the Middle East: The Story of 2016, 11 Dec 2016
Mequoda: Consumer Publishing Trends: Micropayments, Platforms, Global, 9 Dec 2016
“All the News – Fake and Otherwise.” Many Things Considered: Listen/subscribe at iTunes:
KLCC: Will Tweets Trump Traditional Media? A Look At Journalism’s Future With The Donald, 21 Nov 16
Texas Press Association: Survey shines spotlight on the under-studied world of local journalism
KLCC: Election Day Monitoring Sees Lockdowns, Outages, And Cultural Issues, 18 Nov 16
University of Oregon: Six ways the media influence elections, 08 Nov 16
KLCC: Election Day Project Wants To Hear Voters’ Problems, Challenges, And Issues, 07 Nov 16
KLCC: National Voter Protection Initiative Launches Election Day, 07 Nov 16
: MediaShift #EdShift Chat: Using News Bots, 04 Nov 16
TheMediaBriefing: Video: DMS USA ’16 day one (1-1 interview with Jay Lauf, President of Quartz, and Panel, Industry Dialogue: Monetising Video), 2 Nov 16
AFP: ‘Bots’ step up for 2016 election news coverage. (Republished in a range of outlets including: Yahoo!, Phys.org, The Daily Star, Tiroler Tageszeitung, Les Affairs, Romandie, L’Essential, Huffington Post Algeria, Bangkok Post Online and others.)
University of Oregon: Electionland: How J-students can help uncover voter fraud and intimidation on Election Day, 05 Oct 2016
TheMediaBriefing: Everything we learned from Digital Media Strategies USA ’16, 20 Sep 16
: Grand Haven Tribune Are robots in the future for newspapers?, 08 Aug 16
Forbes: Robots Covering Baseball, Elections Might Be Next, 21 Jul 16
Atlantic Media’s weekly newsletter on Digital Trends from 8 th July led with my recent piece on US media consumption trends, saying: “Here’s of comScore’s latest a great summary , centering on the changing ways audiences are engaging with media content. Among the key trends, author Damian Radcliffe highlights the continuing growth of mobile among mainstream audiences. “The next major phase of mobile’s growth will involve a broader demographic base, as desktop users transition to mobile-friendly services and habits.” Cross-Platform Report
Ethos Magazine: Separation Anxiety: A personal journey through the UK’s independence crisis, 05 Jun 16
journalism.co.uk: Tip: Bookmark this advice for using data in local reporting,
16 May 16
: World Bank blog Terrorism makes stability more important to Arab youth than democracy, 05 May 16
: The Arab Weekly Meet the Arab social media generation, 24 Apr 16
The National (UAE): Arab youth increasingly heading online for news, survey shows, 12 Apr 16
MediaPowerMonitor: The Middle East: Have You Been Watching? 6 Apr 16
Africa-ME: The Middle East connects on social media, 15 Mar 16
Social Times: There Are Few Arabic-Language Websites; Many Social Accounts (Report), 10 Mar 16
Arab News: Social media usage in the Middle East, 6 Mar 16
Irtiqa (blog of Salman Hameed Associate Professor of Integrated Science & Humanities at Hampshire College, Massachusetts): Social media in the Middle East – The Times They Are a-Changin’…, 4 Mar 16
American Press Institute: How the Middle East is using social media five years after the Arab Spring, 26 Feb 16
Platforma: Interview about Hyperlocal Media (NB: feature in Ukrainian), 19 Feb 16
Al-Fanar Media: Instagram and Broadband Use Is Reshaping Arab Social Media, 14 Feb 16
KEZI 9 News: The Decline of Decency Online, 13 Feb 16
IPT.net: In pics: UAE social media stats, no date (2016)
The National: Arabs have different priorities in online use, (quote related to my 2015 MENA social media round-up) 30 Jan 16 (also published by HD Group)
The Commuter: The Commuter Visits PDX, ref to my social media talk, 28 Jan 16
(interview related to my 2015 MENA social media round-up) Journalism.co.uk: 3 key research findings about social media usage in the Middle East and North Africa, 29 Jan 16
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism / Nic Newman: Media, Journalism and Technology Predictions 2016
Journalism.co.uk: Embracing change: What digital skills should journalists learn in 2016? ( Podcast), 11 Jan 16
Hurriyet Daily News: The year in social media: The ultimate news source, Periscope and emojis (uses quotes from the essay Esra Dogramaci and I wrote on social media in Turkey), 28 Dec 15
Business2Community: Walking the Line Between Clickbait and Quality Content, 19 Dec 15 (uses quotes from my BBC interview on Clickbait).
AcceleratingBiz: The rise of Snapchat among Millennials, 12 Nov 15
interview for “ Monocle 24 radio ,” on the topic of US and UK local newspapers. The interview is at 29.45: The Globalist http://monocle.com/radio/shows/the-globalist/1046/play/, 02 Nov 15
Fipp: Hyperlocal content at a crossroads, 02 Nov 15
Journalism.co.uk: What would a merger between Local World and Trinity Mirror mean for local journalism?, 15 Sept 15
: BBC News Clickbait: The changing face of online journalism, 14 Sept 15
BBC World Service: Interview on new hyperlocal media report, 09 Sept 15
BBC Wales: Interview on new hyperlocal media report, 09 Sept 15
International Journalism Festival blog: Community: the best and the worst of humankind. But we can’t live without it / Why try crowdfunding?, 10 Jul 15
: BBC Scotland Crowdfunding for journalism, 6 Jul 15
toutiao.com: 2005-2015 British media consumption report: 10 years – 10 kinds of amazing change (in Chinese)
StopPress: An ever-changing terrain: Reuters’ latest insights on digital news consumption, 24 Jun 15
: The National UAE Better Read Than Dead, 11 Aug 14
World Travel Market: Social Qatar: Watching the World Cup with interest, 23 Jun 14
: PrintWeek Micro-publishers put local papers back in headlines, 16 Jun 14
provided a detailed Roy Greenslade in the Guardian summary – and feedback – on my thinkpiece about hyperlocal media and regulation, 15 Aug 2012
Journalism.co.uk: #jpod – Hyperlocal news: Struggles for sustainability online and successes in print, podcast, 20 Apr 2012
Conference / Event speaking
“ Ryerson University: The Economics of Local: Survival in the New Competitive Landscape,” panel, presentation on “Searching for Sheboygans: the future of small market newspapers,” at “Is no local news bad news? Local Journalism and its future” hosted by Ryerson Journalism Research Centre, 04 June 2017.
: presentation “ Eugene Library Understanding Fake News: history, origins, solutions,” part of a talk with Professor Peter Laufer and I – on “ Why “fake news” matters and how to fight it,” May 23, 2017.
, Oregon State Bar 37th Annual Northwest Securities Institute, lunchtime keynote, “Changing Media Coverage in the Digital Age,” Portland, 19 May 2017.
UO Strategic Communication Leadership Network, presentation and discussion on “Journalism in the Age of Trump,” 21 Apr 2017.
: Panelist, International Journalism Festival Slow down everybody! The breaking news scramble and digital detox, 07 Apr 2017.
Rebuilding Public Trust in Media in the Age of Trump, speaker/session co-chair annual conference, Portland, Oregon, 20th Jan 2017. Association of Alternative News Media
Presentation, What is Media? conference: Understanding Digital Disruption in 2016 , held at the University of Oregon, Portland, 14-16 Apr 16.
American Press Institute / Society of Professional Journalists:
Social Media for Journalists, Portland: Presentation from the “ Build a Better Journalist” conference, held at George S. Turnbull Center, University of Oregon, 23 Jan 16.
University of Oregon, US Book launch for Abramis Academic Publishing: by Data Journalism: Inside the global future,
, Paris: Presentation on “ ENEX General Assembly 2015 Digital Disruption” and Chaired Panel on Social Media vs. Legacy Media, 09 Oct 15
and Cardiff University : “What next for community journalism” conference. “ Nesta Where are we now? UK hyperlocal media and community journalism in 2015“, Cardiff, 09 Sep 15
Keynote at internal conference: “ Centre for Research on Communities and Culture, Canterbury Christ Church University: How can hyperlocal media create active and digitally inclusive communities?“, Canterbury, 09 Jun 15
Talk on TEDxReset: “ How to use digital tools to build active communities“ , Istanbul, Turkey, Apr 17, 2015
: Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change The Paris Attacks and Eyewitness Media – Legal and Ethical Issues for International News Providers, Rapporteur, London, 20 March 2015
Journalism Entrepreneurship Summit 2015 : Policy and Regulation panel, London, 27 Feb 2015
: ictQATAR How Qatar uses WhatsApp, Snapchat and other social media, Doha, 01 December 2014
“ Center for Global Communication Studies, at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania: Where next for mobile in the Middle East?” contribution to a panel on “Mobile and its Effects on Global Markets” as part of a two-day conference on “ Ubiquity, Mobility, Globality: Charting Directions in Mobile Phone Studies,“ 11 November 2014
Center for International and Regional Studies (Doha): Georgetown University, “eGovernance in the Gulf,” contribution to two-day academic roundtable on “ The Digital Middle East, ” Doha, 27 September 2014
, Center for International and Regional Studies (Doha): Public lecture on “ Georgetown University Attitudes to Cybersafety and Online Privacy in the Middle East,” 16 September, 2014
(Amsterdam): “ IBC 2014 What caught my eye – Social Media & Multi Screen,” 14 September, 2014
: Presentation and discussion on BBC Media Action ICT in Algeria, 25 July 2014
: Presentation on: “ QITCOM 2014 Attitudes of Internet users in the Middle East towards cybersafety, security and data privacy,” 26 May 2014
: Panel, “Social Media for Social Impact,” 26 May 2014 QITCOM 2014
and the NESTA : “ Technology Strategy Board Destination Local” demonstrators sandpit, Hyperlocal Funding and Sustainability, 5 Feb, 2014
, Workshop on Cybersecurity and Data Privacy for members of the Qatar Financial Center Regulatory Authority, Presentation on ictQATAR Attitudes to online Privacy and Security, 27 & 28 May 2013
, Cardiff University Community Journalism Conference, Presentation on the UK Opportunity for hyperlocal media and community journalism, 16 Jan 2013
Workshop with the City University, London: Iraqi Media Network (a government holding company for outlets including Al-Iraqiya TV and Republic of Iraq Radio) on models of UK Content Regulation, 20 March 2012
BBC Innovation Academy: Conference, Presentation on 21st Century News, 01 Apr, 2011
LSE: pan-European conference on “ Technology with disabled and older people: business development, building alliances and impact assessment”, Speech & Closing Panel, 28 Mar, 2011
KT Equal and Age UK: Achieving and Sustaining Digital Engagement) – Presentation on Next Generation Services for Older and Disabled People, 16 Feb, 2011
Digital Participation Consortium: Presentation on Outreach Trial in NE England, 18 Mar, 2010
Ofcom: roundtables with older and disabled consumer groups, (Cardiff, Glasgow and Belfast) Nov-Dec, 2009
City University: Towards a Truly Inclusive Digital Economy , Speech & Closing Panel, 6 Mar, 2009
National Media Museum: The Future of the Media, Closing Panel Q&A, and
Radio Realised , Speech & Panel, MediaFest, 18 Oct, 2008 (the past and future of radio)
Westminster Media Forum: Local TV and the Digital Dividend, Speech & Panel Q&A, 17 Jul, 2007
Event and Session Chairing
: Chair, International Journalism Festival Reimagining local news for the digital age
Day One opening session, a fireside chat with Digital Media Strategies USA 2016: Jay Lauf, President and Publisher of Quartz. Write-up by CUNY’s Tola Brennan.
: Chaired a panel on “Monetising Third Party Platforms.” Digital Media Strategies USA 2016 Panelists: Blake Sabatinelli , General Manager, Newsy, Isaac Showman , Managing Director, Reuters TV and Gretchen Tibbits , Chief Operating Officer, LittleThings.
Digital Media Strategies USA 2016: Chaired a panel on “Advertising V2.0 – New Digital Advertising Models That Go Beyond Display.” Panelists: Rahul Chopra , Chief Executive Officer, Storyful (News Corp), Scott Clavenna , Chief Executive & Founder, Green Tech Media, Brendan Spain , Vice President of Advertising, Americas, Financial Times, Michael Kuntz , Senior Vice President, Digital, Gannett
: Two minute video with Digital Media Strategies USA 2016 my three key takeaways from the conference.
, Paris: Presentation on “ ENEX General Assembly 2015 Digital Disruption” and Chaired Panel on Social Media vs. Legacy Media, 09 Oct 15
IBC Content Everywhere MENA: Day 2 Conference Chair, Dubai, 21 January 2015. Included: Interview with Sam Barnett, MMB Group, the regions’s leading free to air broadcaster (120m viewers a day,) and leading a panel discussion on programming piracy in the region.
Ministry of Information and Communication Technology ( ictQATAR ): ‘Access to Digital Media’, industry roundtable, 23 September 2014.
Ministry of Information and Communication Technology ( ictQATAR ): ‘Children and ICT,’ expert roundtable, 25 August 2014.
Ofcom: Communications Market Report, stakeholder roundtable (Birmingham), 07 Sep, 2010
Ofcom: Relay Services Review, stakeholder roundtable, 26 Jul, 2010
Radio Festival: “Diversity and Creativity”, Edinburgh, July, 2005
How technology is changing content creation and distribution, 2 Nov 2016 Fall Press Day at University of Oregon:
Social Media for Journalists, , 2 Nov 2016 Fall Press Day at University of Oregon:
FutureLearn and Cardiff University: MOOC on Community Journalism. Updated modules on ‘Data Journalism’, ‘Sustainability’ and ‘Measuring Success’. Launched March 2015.
London School of Economics: Seminar on Internet Governance and Creative Rights, 20 Feb 2015
and FutureLearn Cardiff University: MOOC on Community Journalism. Modules on “Sustainability” and “Measuring Success”. April 2014.
Annenberg – Oxford Summer Institute: Hyper-local definitions and trends, 8 Jul, 2011
London Metropolitan University: Content Regulation, 10 Mar, 2011
Staffordshire University: Consumer Trends in the UK / The Broadcasting Code, 1 Mar 2011
Birmingham City University: Introduction to hyper-local, 01 Dec, 2010
Staffordshire University: PSB, Local News and the Broadcasting Code, 23 Mar, 2010
Birmingham City University: Trends, PSB, Local Media and Digital Britain, 26 Nov, 2009
London Metropolitan University: PSB and Local News, 12 Nov, 2009
Staffordshire University: The Future of Public Service Broadcasting, 24 Feb, 2009
Birmingham City University: Ofcom and Public Service Broadcasting , Dec, 2008
Training and Workshops
BBC World Service: 2-day workshop on social media, emerging technologies and the archive opportunity. Sessions attended by 30 senior journalists and editors from 8 Middle East countries, who partner with the BBC World service on distribution and content. London, UK, 6 December 2016 and Thursday 8 December 2016.
Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG): Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) Digital Futures Strategy Workshop, presentation on “The Future of Journalism,” Washington D.C. 26 October 2016.
an Austrian media company. RMA distributes free (advertiser-funded) newspapers throughout Austria that include local, regional and national content, reaching almost 50% market saturation. Presentation on “ Regionalmedien Austria (RMA) The Hyperlocal Opportunity.” 23 Jun 16.
, Vienna: 2 day workshop on FJUM Podcasting and Audio Storytelling. 20 and 22 Jun 16.
: ” Axel Springer Top Talent Program” visit to London. Presentation on the “Future of Journalism” and “Key Findings from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism’s Digital News Report 2015”, 09 Jul 15
: “ Cass Business School / City University London Leadership & Strategy in News Media” course. “How the next wave of technological innovation and change will affect news consumption”, 10 Jun 15
BBC Monitoring: Emerging trends in journalism and communication, 11 March 2015
BBC Media Action : Presentation and discussion on media and technology in Algeria, 25 July 2014
Ministry of Information and Communication Technology ( ictQATAR ) : ‘Understanding social media in the Middle East and Qatar’. Workshop and presentation to 30 internal colleagues, 12 December 2013
Ministry of Information and Communication Technology ( ictQATAR ) : ‘10 domestic benefits of Fiber to the Home’. Presentation to the Minister for ICT and Executive Board, May 2013.
Ministry of Information and Communication Technology ( ictQATAR ) : ‘Understanding the Digital Home’, workshop and presentation to 50 internal colleagues, July 2013.
City University, London : ‘Models of UK Content Regulation’. Workshop with the Iraqi Media Network (a government holding company for Al-Iraqiya TV and Republic of Iraq Radio,) 20 March 2012
Ofcom (Internal briefing): Introduction to hyper-local media, 12 Nov, 2010
Better Government for Older People, Media Training, January, 2008
Volunteering and European Citizenship (Volunteurope), Strasbourg: workshop on media and campaigning , 5–8 October, 2006
BBC & CSV Media: 3 x Workshop on Creativity and Creative Campaigns, September, 2006