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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
540-231-8333 |

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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