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Media, Film & Journalism Studies

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Lynn Schofield Clark, PhD

Lynn Schofield ClarkOffice Location: Media, Film & Journalism Studies, Room 128

Phone: 303-871-3984

Email:  [email protected]

About: Lynn Schofield Clark is Professor and Chair of the Department of Media, Film, and Journalism Studies at the University of Denver and Director of the Estlow International Center for Journalism and New Media. She is a prize-winning author of several books and articles on the ways digital and mobile media are changing the lives and relationships of diverse adolescents. In her 2017 book co-authored with Regina Marchi, Young People and the Future of News, Clark uses an ethnographic approach to tell the stories of how young people engaged with media both as producers and consumers to make a difference in their communities. The book received the 2018 Nancy Baym Book Award from the Association of Internet Researchers and the 2018 James W. Carey Media Research Award from the Carl Couch Center for Social and Internet Research. Clark's book regarding parenting in the digital age is titled The Parent App: Understanding Families in a Digital Age (Oxford University Press, 2012). Her first book, From Angels to Aliens: Teenagers, the Media, and the Supernatural (Oxford University Press 2003), received the Best Book Award from the Ethnography Division of the National Communication Association. Clark's main contributions are in the areas of family media studies, community engaged research and public scholarship, and the mediatization of world religions. She serves as Vice President/President Elect of the international Association of Internet Researchers.

Office Hours, Spring Quarter 2019: 

  • Mondays, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
  • Fridays, 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
  • And by appointment

Please register for an appointment during these hours: Make an appointment

Selected Classes: 

  • MFJS 2140: Newswriting & Reporting
  • MFJS 2210: Introduction to Media & Culture
  • MFJS 290: Innovations in Media and Communication
  • MFJS 3150: Activist Media: An Historical Overview 1960-Present
  • MFJS 3655/4655: Multicultural Journalism
  • MFJS 3900: Topics in MFJS – Career Opportunities in MFJS
  • MFJS 4912: Seminar in MFJS

Education:

  • PhD, University of Colorado at Boulder (1998)

Selected Publications: 

  • Clark, L.S. and Marchi, R. (2017) Young People and the Future of News. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
    • Winner of the Association of Internet Researchers 2018 Nancy Baym Book Award
    • Winner of the Carl Couch Center for Social and Internet Research 2018 James W. Carey Media Research Award
  • Clark, L.S. (2013) The Parent App: Understanding Families in a Digital Age. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Clark, L.S. (2003) From Angels to Aliens: Teenagers, Media, and the Supernatural. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
    • Winner of the Best Book award, Ethnography Division, National Communication Association
  • Clark, L.S. (Ed.) (2007) Religion, Media, and the Marketplace. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
  • Hoover, S.M.; Clark, L.S.; Alters, D.F. (2004) Media, Home, and Family. New York, NY: Routledge.

Selected Accomplishments:

  • Director, Edward and Charlotte Estlow International Center for Journalism and New Media
  • 2018-2019 President of the Association of Internet Researchers
  • 2014 Visiting Fellow at the digital Ethnography Research Center at RMIT (Australia)
  • 2014 Visiting Professor at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark) and Affiliate Faculty (2015-present)
  • 2012 University of Denver Service Learning Faculty of the Year
  • Blog Contributor, Psychology Today

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