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Megan Duncan

Megan Duncan, Assistant Professor

Megan Duncan
Megan Duncan, Assistant Professor

School of Communication
148 Shanks Hall
181 Turner Street, NW
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Megan Duncan is an assistant professor in the School of Communication. 

  • News Credibility
  • Political News
  • Digital News Audience Engagement 
  • Data Journalism
  • Survey Experiments
  • PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • MA, University of Florida
  • BA,  Point Park University


Duncan, M., et al. The Media Handbook: Writing and Producing Media for the Public. UW-Madison e-book, 2015.

Journal Articles

Duncan, M. (2022). Selective rating: Partisan bias in crowdsourced news rating systems. Journal of Information Technology and Politics­13(9), 360-375.

Duncan, M. (2022). What's in a label? Negative credibility labels in partisan news. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly. 99(2), 390-413. doi:

Duncan, M., Perryman, M., & Shaughnessy, B. (2021). Same scandal, different standards: The effect of partisanship on expectations of news reports about whistleblowers. Online first from Mass Communication & Society. doi:

Duncan, M., & Culver, K. (2020). Technologies, ethics and journalism’s relationship with the public. Media and Communication, 8(3), 101-111. doi:

Duncan, M., Pelled, A., Wise, D., Gosh, S., Shan, Y., Zheng, M., & McLeod, D. (2020). Staying silent and speaking out in online comments sections: The influence of spiral of silence and corrective action in reaction to news. Computers in Human Behavior 102, 192-205.

Coppini, D., Duncan, M., McLeod, D., Wise, D., Bialik, K., & Wu, Y. "When the whole world is watching: A motivations-based account of selective expression and exposure." Computers in Human Behavior, 75, 2017, pp. 766-774.

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