Damian Radcliffe

Professor in Journalism at the University of Oregon

Damian Radcliffe
Damian Radcliffe

Damian Radcliffe is the Carolyn S. Chambers Professor in Journalism at the University of Oregon, 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).

He is an experienced journalist, analyst, consultant and researcher who has worked in senior and mid-level editorial, research, and policy positions for the past two decades in the UK, Middle East and the USA.

A life-long digital intrapreneur, Damian has led new creative and research initiatives at The Local Radio Company, BBC, Ofcom (the UK Communications Regulator), CSV—a volunteering and social action charity, Qatar’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (ictQATAR) and the University of Oregon.

Damian is a regular contributor to major media outlets such as the BBC, CBS Interactive (ZDNet), and The Huffington Post, as well as a number of other publications, with a key focus on the evolution of journalism.

Outside of work, Damian has visited over 55 countries around the world and travel is one of his great passions.

He is originally from the UK and retains his British accent and teeth.
Key audio experience

  • Fellow, Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University
  • 10+ years experience in radio for the BBC and UK commercial radio.
  • UK’s youngest ever Program Controller for a full-time FM radio station.
  • Led a multi-award winning radio-led multi-media partnership between BBC and a UK NGO.
  • 70 staff (6 direct reports) and 300 volunteers, across 40 project locations.
  • 33,285 broadcasts, worked with 3,672 partners to engage 165,190 citizens.
  • Member: World College Radio Day Advisory Board.

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