Sallyanne Duncan

UniversitĂ  di Strathclyde

Sallyanne Duncan is Senior Lecturer in Journalism, Media and Communication at the University of Strathclyde.

She researches media reporting of trauma, death, bereavement, mental health and suicide. Her work focuses on journalistic processes, ethical issues and media representations and she has published several journal articles and book chapters in these areas. She recently revised professional guidelines on media reporting of mental health and suicide for the National Union of Journalists. She also submitted evidence based on her research to the Leveson Inquiry.

She is currently programme director of the MLitt Digital Journalism degree where her role is to oversee the delivery, organisation and external relations of the course. Prior to becoming an academic she worked as a journalist in the Scottish weekly press for many years, covering everything from local council meetings to high profile murder cases, after having completed postgraduate studies at Cardiff.

She is the author of Reporting Bad News: Negotiating the Boundaries Between Intrusion and Fair Representation in Media Coverage of Death (Peter Lang Publishing, 2017).

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