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Damian Radcliffe

Carolyn S. Chambers Professor in Journalism, University of Oregon

Damian Radcliffe is the Carolyn S. Chambers Professor in Journalism, a Professor of Practice, an affiliate of the Department for Middle East and North Africa Studies (MENA), and a Research Associate of the Center for Science Communication Research (SCR) at the University of Oregon.

Alongside holding the Chambers Chair at the School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC), he is also 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).

An experienced digital analyst, consultant, journalist, and researcher, Damian has worked in editorial, research, policy, and teaching positions for the past two decades in the UK, Middle East, and USA. This includes roles in all media sectors (commercial, public, government, regulatory, academic, and nonprofit/civil society) and all platforms (print, digital, TV and radio).

A life-long digital intrapaneur, Damian has led new creative and research initiatives at The Local Radio Company, BBC, Ofcom (the UK Communications Regulator), the UK NGO Volunteering Matters and Qatar’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (ictQATAR).

Damian continues to be an active journalist, writing monthly columns for ZDNet (CBS Interactive), the International Journalists' Network (IJNet) and What's New in Publishing, and frequently appearing in and other outlets. He writes about digital trends, social media, technology, the business of media, and the evolution of journalism.


  • –present
    Carolyn S. Chambers Professor in Journalism, University of Oregon


  • 2009 
    Oxford University, MA Oxon