Senior Lecturer In Journalism
School of Arts and Media
Kevin is a former newspaper and TV journalist who teaches applied journalism at UCLan. He is the module leader for 1) Media Law And Regulation 2) Politics And Society, on the UCLan undergraduate BA(Hons) Multimedia Journalism degree, the BA (Hons) Sports Journalism degree and the postgraduate Masters in Multimedia Journalism.
Kevin is part of the journalism department's expert team that continues UCLan's 55 years-plus tradition of developing the next generations of multimedia journalists. His modules give undergraduate and post-graduate students the opportunity to acquire the vital knowledge of media law, media regulation, and how local and national government functions, that they need in order to be effective journalists. With colleagues he also helps prepare students to;
a) Sit the Diploma In Journalism exams set by the industry-recognised accreditation body, the National Council For The Training Of Journalists (NCTJ)
b) Achieve the national standards set by the industry-recognised accreditation body, the Broadcast Journalism Training Council. (BJTC)
Kevin worked as a full-time staff journalist for over 20 years before he began lecturing in the subject. He entered the journalism industry as a freelance reporter/photographer and his career includes four years as a newspaper editor – during which time his title won two Newspaper Society awards (2001, 2003) - and four years as a TV news reporter (Commended, RTS North West Awards 2006).
- PGDip. Professional Practice, University Of Central Lancashire, 2018
- PGCert. Teaching In Higher Education, Edge Hill University, 2014
- Diploma In Management Studies, Oldham Business Management School, 2002
- BSc. Biological Sciences, Manchester Polytechnic, 1982
- Media law and regulation; Open justice; Public affairs; Playing guitar, drums and bass; Microscopy; Firenze.
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. https://www.advance-he.ac.uk/
- Member Of The Society Of Editors.
- Legate of Ifra Newsplex Converged Newsroom Role Training at University Of South Carolina, USA.
The Covid pandemic meant that the 20-21 academic year began in an unprecedented way. But for the new intake of undergraduate journalism students at UCLan, the welcome was as warm as ever, thoroughly practical, and a little bit of fun too, as one of the industry journals reported: Journalism trainer creates McNae’s facemask as media law prize.
In 2021, Kevin launched a photography contest for his students – complete with McNae’s-themed prizes.
Duffy, K., (2022) Why don’t we write English?. British Journalism Review. Volume: 33 issue: 2, page(s): 35-39 https://doi.org/10.1177/09564748221103446
Duffy, K., (2021) A doomed TV start-up. British Journalism Review. Volume: 32 issue: 4, page(s): 11-13 https://doi.org/10.1177/09564748211065889
Duffy, K., (2018) How to survive the falling axe. British Journalism Review. Volume: 29 issue: 4, page(s): 26-31
- NCTJ Media Law And Regulation workshops
- NCTJ Public Affairs workshops