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Nicole Smith Dahmen

Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, University of Oregon

Nicole Smith Dahmen is an Associate Professor at the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon. Her research focuses on ethical and technological issues in visual communication, with an emphasis on photojournalism in the Digital Age. Dahmen’s research is published in such diverse and leading journals as American Behavioral Scientist, Journalism Studies, Digital Journalism and Visual Communication. She has presented more than 50 conference papers, with top paper awards at both the AEJMC and ICA conferences. She is on the editorial boards of Visual Communication Quarterly and Newspaper Research Journal. She blogs about visual communication in the digital age at


  • 2015–present
    Associate professor, School of Journalism and Communication


  • 2007 
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, PhD, Journalism and Mass Communication