Nicole Dahmen, School of Journalism and Communication

Nicole Dahmen
Academic Areas:
Visual Communication, Graphic Design, Social Media, Photojournalism, Commemorative Journalism, News Design, Publication Design, Visual Ethics, Visual Identity, Iconic Photographs, Media Technology, Eye-tracking

Nicole Dahmen is an expert in visual communication. At the University of Oregon, she is an assistant professor of visual communication. Her research focuses on ethical and technological issues in visual communication, with an emphasis on photojournalism in the digital age. Visual media coverage of political campaigns, military conflict, natural disasters, and social issues are some examples of topics where her expertise would be valuable.

Contact: | 541-346-2588 | @nicoledahmen


Recent Media:
Public Outrage Over Mass Shootings Is Running On Empty (The Huffington Post, Jan. 31, 2018)
Tip: How to take a visual approach to solutions journalism (, Nov. 28, 2017)
How to Do Better Visual Journalism for Solutions Stories (MediaShift, Nov. 22, 2017)
Rethinking news coverage of mass shootings in the age of gun violence (International Center for Journalists, Sept. 15, 2017)
Covering mass shootings (KUOW, July 24, 2017)
Study seeks 1,300 journalists' opinions on improving coverage of mass shootings (International Center for Journalists, July 3, 2017)
How much power can an image actually wield? (The Conversation, April 13, 2017)
In planned EPA cuts, US to lose vital connection to at-risk communities (The Conversation, April 12, 2017)
What Melania Trump's official portrait says about the new First Lady (BBC, April 4, 2017)
In Eugene, Oregon, the newspaper takes on an issue ‘in a way that couldn’t be told from the outside’ (Poynter, April 3, 2017)
‘Solutions journalism’ can make a difference (The Register-Guard, March, 2, 2017)
Donald Trump’s absurd war on truth is forcing the media to act like real journalists again (Quartz, Feb. 23, 2017)
What Facebook Live means for journalism (The Conversation, Feb. 7, 2017)
Want to resist the post-truth age? Learn to analyze photos like an expert would (Quartz, Feb. 5, 2017)
Disseminator, Populist Mobilizer, or Contextualist: What type of journalist are you? (Columbia Journalism Review, Jan. 24, 2017)
The overwhelming whiteness of US environmentalism is hobbling the fight against climate change (Quartz, Jan. 4, 2017)
New research shows journalistic support for Restorative Narrative (ivoh, Jan. 3, 2017)
Facebook is censoring photos of burn survivors like me (Quartz, Nov. 15, 2016)
Facebook, News and Democracy (Oregon Public Broadcasting, Nov. 7, 2016)
The drawbacks of getting news from social media (Jefferson Public Radio, Oct. 19, 2016)
University of Oregon professor: Facebook users beware (The Register-Guard, Oct. 2, 2016)
A year after Roseburg, journalists share lessons from covering a mass shooting (Poynter, Sept. 28, 2016)
Facebook has the disturbing power to rewrite our collective history (Quartz, Sept. 12, 2016)
A year after Aylan Kurdi’s tragic death, the world is still numb to the Syrian refugee crisis (Quartz, Sept. 2, 2016)
“We’re teaching an emerging practice in journalism” (Solutions Journalism Network, July 22, 2016)
Photographer Manuel Rivera-Ortiz moves beyond the shock of poverty to capture humanity (ivoh, July 2016)
For these journalists, veterans of Aurora, Boston and Newtown, the shooting in Orlando felt familiar (Poynter, June 17, 2016)
In Oregon, journalism educators want to prepare students to cover mass shootings (Poynter, April 13, 2016)
The mainstreaming of data reporting and what it means for journalism schools (, Dec. 18, 2015)
Sunday conversation: Journalism professor Nicole Dahmen on mass shootings and the media (Oregon Public Broadcasting, Dec. 6, 2015)
Data visualization as a sustaining value of journalism (Nov. 1, 2015)
What’s restorative narrative? A Q&A with a journalism professor who’s studying it (Poynter, Oct. 22, 2015)
The front-page photos that we can't forget from hurricane katrina (The Huffington Post, Aug. 31, 2015)
University of Oregon professor receives grant to study restorative narrative (Images & Voices of Hope, March 19, 2015)
Portrait of a Desi as an American wannabe (Times of India, Feb. 8, 2015)