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Lynn Clark

Primary Area of Expertise

  • Journalism history and social movements
  • Digital media, and qualitative research methods

Also qualified to speak on topics in the following areas:

  • How digital and mobile media are changing the relationships between parents and young people


Lynn is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism Studies. She is also Director of the Edward W. and Charlotte A. Estlow International Center for Journalism and New Media. She teaches courses in journalism and new media, journalism history and social movements, digital media, and qualitative research methods, and is a 2009-2010 Service Learning Scholar with the University’s Center for Civic Engagement and Service Learning. Lynn is author of the book “From Angels to Aliens: Teenagers, the Media, and the Supernatural” (Oxford University Press, 2003/2005), which received a Best Book award from the National Communication Association. She is also co-author of “Media, Home, and Family” (Routledge, 2004), editor of “Religion, Media, and the Marketplace” (Rutgers University Press, 2007), and co-editor of “Practicing Religion in the Age of the Media” (Columbia University Press, 2002). She is currently working on a book for parents about how digital and mobile media are changing the relationships between parents and young people.  For more information, see her website.

Lynn came to DU in the Fall of 2006. Prior to that, for five years she was an Assistant Research Professor at the University of Colorado’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Before her university career, she worked in advocacy, educational, and not-for-profit journalism, and was also a writer and producer for educational, inspirational, and advocacy television programs on HGTV and the Hallmark Channel.

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