Staff Profiles: Duncan Jones

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Staff Profile: Duncan Jones
Senior Lecturer

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Duncan Jones

Senior Lecturer

Journalism

I have loved sport and talking about it for as long as I can remember. I have been a broadcast journalist for more than 30 years, working as a sports reporter and producer on radio and television. These days, I combine my teaching here with freelance

Biography

I have loved sport and talking about it for as long as I can remember. I have been a broadcast journalist for more than 30 years. My career started in BBC local radio before I moved to become a television sports news reporter and producer with the BBC in 1989. Among the highlights of my reporting career were working at the 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa and the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, when a bomb went off outside my hotel. I was part of the team which launched the BBC News Channel and worked as Editor of BBC Television Sports News. These days, I combine my teaching here  with

Qualifications

Award Title Institution Date
BA (Hons) English City of Birmingham Polytechnic 1985

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Authority

Teaching and research

Teaching

Duncan teaches sports news writing and presenting, focussing on broadcast media. As he still works as a freelance for the BBC, he brings industry standard and best practice into the lecture room. Duncan leads teams on news days in which students prod

Level

Undergraduate

External responsibilities

Duncan has worked as a consultant for Wasps Rugby and is one of the authors of a book to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the club's first game. He was one of the British Olympic Association's endorsed media trainers for the 2016 Olympics.

Subjects for media interviews

Sports journalism

Dementia

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Professional positions

Trustee of the Alzheimer's Society