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Damian Radcliffe is the Carolyn S. Chambers Professor in Journalism at the University of Oregon, 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). He is an experienced digital analyst, consultant, journalist, 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 now the USA. A life-long digital intrapaneur, Damian has led new creative and research initiatives at The Local Radio Company, BBC, Ofcom (the UK Communications Regulator), the UK NGO Volunteering Matters and Qatar’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (ictQATAR). Damian is a regular contributor to major media outlets such as the BBC, CBS Interactive (ZDNet), MediaShift and The Huffington Post, as well as a number of other outlets, writing about digital trends, social media, technology, the business of media, and the evolution of journalism.

Local news outlets can fill the media trust gap – but the public needs to pony up

Recent surveys found that trust in local media is higher than for national media, yet many newsrooms are struggling financially. Damian Radcliffe, Caroline S. Chambers Professor in Journalism at the University of Oregon, suggests four ways local newsrooms can forge deeper relationships with the communities they serve.

Subjects: Business Research, Information Management, KM, News Resources, Viruses & Hoaxes