Engage with Strathclyde 2015

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


Cyberbullying the media: Engage with Strathclyde event

The University of Strathclyde and the National Union of Journalists (Scotland) (NUJ) held a public seminar as part of Engage with Strathclyde 2015 to highlight the issue of online abuse of journalists and to launch the NUJ’s campaign on cyberbullying of the media. There, we (Dr Sallyanne Duncan and the NUJ's Fiona Davidson) revealed the results of a pilot study we had undertaken into the scale and nature of online abuse directed at journalists. Also, journalists who had been subject to such abuse told their personal stories. The pilot study indicated some journalists experienced online abuse more than 50 times in the past year and more than 80 per cent said the cyberbullying extended beyond working hours, noting damage to confidence, self-esteem and feelings of anger, stress and anxiety.
Period5 May 2015
Event typeConference
LocationGlasgow, United Kingdom


  • online abuse
  • journalists
  • media
  • cyberbullying