Damian Radcliffe, School of Journalism and Communication

Damian Radcliffe, Carolyn S. Chambers Professor in Journalism

Practice Areas: AI and Journalism, Generative AI, Social Media, News Media Trends, Community Journalism, Media Policy, Hyperlocal

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Damian Radcliffe is an academic expert in news media trends, social media, community journalism, and media policy. As an experienced digital analyst, consultant, journalist, and researcher, he can speak to media policy and the media landscape in the U.K., U.S., and Qatar. Damian's research focuses on the usage of social media and wider trends in local media, technology, the business of media, and journalism innovation. Additionally, Damian is 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.

Recent Media
WAN-IFRA: Five challenges to press freedom (Journalism.co.uk, May 3, 2024) 
Leveraging LinkedIn: a guide for media companies (Digital Content Next, March 21, 2024)
Seven steps for a digital AI strategy (Digital Context Next, Sept. 28, 2023)
What generative AI means for a successful AI strategy (Digital Context Next, Aug. 3,2023)
Three media experts join the Institute as Visiting Fellows from April to June 2023 (Reuters Institute, April 11, 2023)
Unlocking the power of AI: 6 lessons from AP for publishers (Media Makers Meet, March 3, 2023) 
6 ways media companies use AI to meet their strategic needs (Digital Context Next, Dec. 15, 2022)
Elon Musk’s Twitter Purchase Raises Concerns for MENA Region (Fanack, Nov. 29, 2022)
50 ways to make media pay: Other established and emerging ideas (What's New in Publishing, April 26, 2022)
‘Minute-to-minute triage’: Weighing news against safety in Russia (The New York Times, March 15, 2022)
Audio chatrooms like Clubhouse have become the hot new media by tapping into the age-old appeal of the human voice (The Conversation, Feb. 25, 2021)
In Vermont, one hyperlocal newsroom aims to fill a void (Columbia Journalism Review, Jan. 27, 2021)
Our Favorite Global TikToks Of 2020: From A Handwashing Dance To A Literal Ice Box (NPR, Jan. 1, 2021)
Media Literacy, Skepticism, And Pushing Back Against Unfounded Claims Essential To Modern Discourse (KLCC, Nov. 16, 2020)
New report shows how publishers are weathering the pandemic (Poynter, Oct. 6, 2020)
4 ways publishers are building loyalty during COVID-19 (What's New in Publishing, Oct. 16, 2020)
Tip: What to do when your internship falls through (Journalism.co.uk, Aug. 3, 2020)
COVID-19 has ravaged American newsrooms – here’s why that matters (The Conversation, July 20, 2020)
How can journalists better support underserved communities? (Medium, July 9, 2020)
Why trust, consistency and transparency are essential for publishers’ eCommerce strategies (What's New in Publishing, June 24, 2020)
COVID-19’s impact on the media in 8 charts (What's New in Publishing, June 10, 2020)
Molalla men hope to fill local news void. They’re not alone (KOIN, June 10, 2020)
Supporting local journalism in the age of Covid-19 (European Journalism Observatory, June 1, 2020)
8 great online learning resources for journalists and journalism educators (Medium, May 22, 2020)
Lessons learned: 9 takeaways from teaching online during COVID-19 (Medium, May 16, 2020)
Tech is already big during Ramadan: In 2020, it's getting an upgrade (ZDNet, April 23, 2020)
Social media use by youth is rising across the Middle East (The Arab Weekly, Jan. 26, 2020)
Six tips to improve your radio and podcast interviews (Journalism.co.uk, Nov. 25, 2019)
Local news outlets can fill the media trust gap – but the public needs to pony up (The Conversation, Nov. 19, 2019)
Facebook 'News Tab' Seeks To Reboot Its Role With Media (International Business Times, Oct. 25, 2019)
How power and privilege shape communities - and what this means for journalists (Journalism.co.uk, June 3, 2019)
Reporting On The Middle East: Three Things Journalists Need To Know (Medium, March 17, 2019)
Over 164m active Facebook users in the Middle East, study shows (Arabian Business, Feb. 7, 2019)
How local journalism can upend the ‘fake news’ narrative (The Conversation, Nov. 27, 2018)
Lessons learned: Seven ways news outlets can rebuild trust and sustainability (Poynter, Oct. 22, 2018)
Harassment or harmless flirting? Egypt viral video sparks debate (Arab News, Aug. 27, 2018)
Social media in the Middle East: Online video and YouTube use remains popular (Medium, June 2018)
Free news gets scarcer as paywalls tighten (The Daily Mail UK, Feb. 24, 2018)
Is local news on the cusp of a renaissance? (The Conversation, Oct. 22, 2017)
8 key trends in local journalism (International Journalists' Network, Oct. 20, 2017)
10 ways the tech industry and the media helped create President Trump (The Conversation, Dec. 1, 2016)
Experts’ roundtable: The future of journalism in Trump’s America (The Conversation, Nov. 29, 2016)
Arab youth increasingly heading online for news, survey shows (The National UAE, April 12, 2016)
The Middle East: Have you been watching? (Media Power Monitor, April 6, 2016)
Key insights into newspaper subscription models in the US (The Media Briefing, April 4, 2016)
Deserts, ravines, ancient ruins: How Google's Street View is scrambling along in Indiana Jones' footsteps (ZD Net, March 30, 2016)
The Age of Social (Arab Youth Survey 2016, April 2016)
How and Why Hyper-Local Journalism Looks Different in the U.K. (MediaShift, April 2016)
Five years after the Arab Spring, how does the Middle East use social media? (The Conversation, Feb. 24, 2016)
Local data journalism: Five tips and a few key things to consider, (BBC Online, Feb. 2, 2016)
Arabs have different priorities in online use (The National, Jan. 30, 2016)
12 lessons about live radio and building a relationship with the audience (Journalism.co.uk, Jan. 27, 2016)
Clickbait: The changing face of online journalism (BBC Online, Sept. 14, 2015)
Digital Tools, Active Communities (TEDx Istanbul, June 9, 2015)