Damian Radcliffe is the Carolyn S. Chambers Professor in Journalism, and a Professor of Practice, 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).
Damian continues to be an active journalist, writing monthly columns for ZDNet (CBS Interactive) and What's New in Publishing, and frequently writing for other publications such as journalism.co.uk and IJNet. He writes about digital trends, social media, technology, the business of media, and the evolution of journalism.
Between 2016-17, his first project for Tow (with Dr. Christopher Ali), “Local News in a Digital World: Small Market Newspapers in an Era of Digital Disruption,” examined how small market newspapers in the United States are responding to the shift to digital technology in everything from editorial content to distribution to advertising.
In 2019-20, Damian will be revisiting parts of this research to update the story and provide a comparative analysis of the changing experience of working at local newspapers in the United States.
Life at small-market newspapers: A survey of over 400 journalists, by Damian Radcliffe, Christopher Ali and Rosalind Donald, (available via CJR, GitBook, Columbia Academic Commons)
Watch the launch video for this research on YouTube.
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:
Journalism: Searching for Sheboygans: On the future of small market newspapers, by Christopher Ali, Damian Radcliffe, Thomas R Schmidt, Rosalind Donald (2018)
Selected other Tow related work
The Tow Center for Digital Journalism at the Columbia Graduate School for Journalism: 15 ways funders, J-Schools and researchers can better support local journalism (with Dr. Christopher Ali), 6 December 2017
CJR: ‘Respect print and grow digital’: Survey of over 400 local journalists reveals optimism (with Dr. Christopher Ali), 10 May 2017
Nieman Lab: If small newspapers are going to survive, they’ll have to be more than passive observers to the news (with Dr Christopher Ali), 02 February 2017