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  • Room 03.014 - Sonic Arts Research Centre

    United Kingdom

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PhD projects

I am available as a second or co-supervisor. Areas of research interest include (but not limited to): journalism; public media practice; audio storytelling; radio; innovations in technology and their impacts on storytelling form; blends of fact and fiction in broadcast outputs; documentary practice; media and multilingualism; Irish language media; podcasting; audio drama.

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Personal profile

Particulars

I am a writer, storyteller and journalist. I work with the written word, across audiovisual formats (with a focus on audio), and in live, spoken-word. I like to combine these disciplines.

As a journlalist, I have 18+ years of international experience working across print, radio and TV formats for outlets including: the BBC, AFP, RFI, RTE, The GuardianThe New York Times, The Wall Street JournalThe Los Angeles Times, Foreign Policy, Le Monde Diplomatique, and others.

As a film-maker, I've written and directed three short films, my most recent film, 'Un Signe, Un Geste,' was screened at some 50 festivals worldwide, winning ten awards.

I studied journalism to master's level at Columbia University, New York, from where I also earned an master's degree in Politics. I hold a master's degree in Film Directing from the Belgian State Film School (INSAS).

 

Research Interests

My current media practice focuses on newsgathering; narrative-driven audio and audio-visual media; as well as cross-disciplinary practice, notably with spoken word, live performance.

My current research interests include: docu-fiction and other innovations in the blending of fact and fiction; innovations in technology and their impacts on storytelling form; media and multilingualism; Irish language media; podcasting; and audio drama.

 

Teaching

I currently teach the following modules:

Undergrad Level

BCP1004 Broadscast Journalism

BCP2001 Factual and Documentary

Postgrad Level

BCP7005 Broadcast Journalism

BCP7002 Radio Documentary and Narrative Podcasting

IN DEVELOPMENT:

I am currently developing "Rehabilitating Reality," a new Level Three undergraduate course which will commence in September 2020. It will focus on strategies, styles and approaches in audio and audiovisual storytelling that comandeer fictional and fictive components to bolster and reassert factuality.

 

Other

Languages: I speak fluent French and Irish, intermediate Arabic (Modern Standard and Levantine) and basic Portuguese.

Professional work portfolio

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Research Output 2019 2019

Derry 2084: A Burial: A short story, a speculative fiction based on current flooding projections

Ó Donnacháin, D., 01 Nov 2019, Channel, 1, 1, p. 63 - 75 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Burial
Short Story
Speculative Fiction
Derry
Flooding

Flowers Bloom in Barren Places

Ó Donnacháin, D., 01 Mar 2019, The Corridor, p. 26-27 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

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Artist
Experimentation
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Visual Artists

Prizes

Academic Staff Conference Fund (ASCF) recipient

Don Duncan (Recipient), 05 Mar 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

festival
Ireland
republic
recipient
funding

AEL Staff Research Fund

Don Duncan (Recipient), 18 Oct 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

media law
staff
National Council
journalist
funding

Nomination for Staff Excellence Awards - "Delivering Excellence" category

Don Duncan (Recipient), 28 Nov 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

QUB Green Fund

Don Duncan (Recipient), 02 Jan 2020

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Animation
Students

Activities 2018 2020

"Listen. Make. Amplify" : channelling local stories and projecting them nationally

Don Duncan (Recipient)
10 Jan 202030 May 2020

Activity: Other activity typesOther

The Guardian (Publisher)

Don Duncan (Peer reviewer)
14 Feb 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

File

Creative Consultant (Visual Arts)

Don Duncan (Advisor), Claire Martin (Chair)
06 Jan 2020 → …

Activity: Consultancy typesWork on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

Public CoLab 2020 - Climate Change Narratives in Belfast

Nuala Flood (Organiser), Don Duncan (Organiser)
13 Jan 202017 Jan 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Broadcast Consultant for MBC (Mongolia Broadcasting Corporation)

Don Duncan (Advisor)
01 Jan 201901 Jun 2019

Activity: Consultancy typesWork on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

Impact

Listen. Make. Amplify: channelling local stories and projecting them nationally

Don Duncan (Participant)

Impact: Cultural Impact, Economic Impact, Environmental Impact, Public Policy Impact, Quality of Life Impact

"Ulster Gaelic: It's Yours Too!"

Don Duncan (Participant), Linda Ervine (Participant)

Impact: Cultural Impact, Public Policy Impact, Quality of Life Impact, Societial Impact, Other Impact