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Sandra Pitcher University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Dr Sandra Pitcher is a senior lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies and Academic Leader for Creative Arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She is a dedicated teacher and teaches modules in Media Studies, Cultural Studies, Corporate Communication, Journalism, Television Studies and, when the need arises, Film Studies.  She is also a passionate researcher whose primary research interests rest in new media, television studies, journalism and media ethics (with a special focus on the concept of Ubuntu).  In addition to this, Dr Pitcher is an external examiner (both at undergraduate and postgraduate level) for a number of universities around South Africa. She is currently supervising more than 15 postgraduate students, and over the last three years graduated six MA students (two of whom received cum laude for their dissertations).