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Lynn is a Professor in the Department of Media, Film, and Journalism Studies. She is also Director of the Edward W. and Charlotte A. Estlow International Center for Journalism and New Media and is co-Director with Adrienne Russell of the University of Denver's Institute for Digital Humanities. She teaches courses in journalism and new media, journalism history and social movements, digital media, and qualitative/ethnographic research methods. She's a Research Fellow with RMIT (Melbourne)'s Digital Ethnography Research Center and has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Copenhagen's School of Media, Cognition & Communication.
Lynn is author of the books The Parent App: Understanding Families in a Digital Age (Oxford University Press, 2012; paperback 2014), 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, and she is also co-author of Media, Home, and Family (Routledge, 2004). She is currently writing a book with Regina Marchi titled, Young People and the Future of News. She is 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 has been a contributor to several other edited volumes and has published on U.S. families, youth, and media; qualitative research methodologies; media and world religions; and journalism. She also worked collaboratively with one of her classes to produce a video on educational technology use called, "The Class." It was viewed more than 30,000 times. Now you can view it on Vimeo if you click on the link on the right side labeled "Password The Class" (under educational tech video) and enter the password "The Class."
Clark was named University of Denver's 2012 Service Learning Faculty of the Year, and was a 2009-2010 Service Learning Scholar with the University's Center for Civic Engagement and Service Learning. She is currently working on a Public Good project with nearby South High School, a project that involves a collaboration between her department and, with Mary Stansbury and Andrea Ring, the Morgridge College of Education.
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.
Clark L.S. and Sywyj, L. (2012, December). Mobile intimacies in the U.S. among refugee and recent immigrant teens and their parents. Journal of Feminist Media Studies (lead article).
Clark, L.S. (2011). Parental mediation theory for the digital age. Communication Theory 12 (lead article): 323-343.
Clark, L.S. and R. Monserrate. (2011). High school journalism and the making of young citizens. Journalism: Theory, Practice, Criticism 38:417-432.
Clark, L.S. (2012). Doing reflexive ethnographic work among parents and their teenage children. In Radhika Parameswaran, Volume Editor, Blackwell’s International Companion to Media Studies: Audience Studies. Blackwell.
Clark, L.S. Cultivating the Media Activist: How Critical Media Literacy, Community Engaged Partnerships and Critical Service Learning Can Reform Journalism Education. Invited submission (submitted 6/15/12) for Journalism: Theory, Culture, Critique special issue on media activism and youth.
August 2012 c.v.
This is a course that fulfills a requirement in social sciences. The class focuses on a critical approach to the media industries, with opportunities afforded for interpersonal and intercultural communication experiences in small groups, oral presentations, and discussions online and off.