Lynn Schofield Clark

Lynn Schofield Clark

Professor and Director, Estlow Center

  • Faculty

What I do

i am a University of Denver Distinguished Professor in the Media, Film & Journalism Studies Department (College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences) and Director of the Estlow International Center for Journalism and New Media


gender, class; social inequality; social justice; social media; social movements

Professional Biography

I research and teach in journalism and digital/mobile media studies, with special interests in bringing critical race and indigenous theories into conversation with youth voice, youth journalism, and participatory politics. I'm author of Young People and the Future of News (with Regina Marchi, Cambridge University Press 2017), The Parent App (Oxford U Press, 2013), and From Angels to Aliens: Teenagers, the Media, and the Supernatural (Oxford U Press, 2003) in addition to several other books and articles. I am also Affiliate Faculty with the DU Center on American Politics and with the Joint Doctoral Program in Religious Studies (University of Denver/Iliff School of Theology). I have been a Research Fellow at Sodertorn University in Sweden (2022), an Affiliate Professor with the University of Copenhagen's Department of Media, Cognition and Communication (2014-2020), and have been a Visiting Fellow at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Australia (2014). I have served as President of the international Association of Internet Researchers (2019-2021) and as the Higher Education Liaison with the Colorado Media Project.


  • Ph.D., Media Studies, University of Colorado, 1998
  • MA, Religion and Communication, United Theological Seminary, 1991
  • BA, Communications, Westminster College, 1986

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of Internet Researchers
  • International Communication Association
  • International Society for Media, Religion, & Culture
  • American Academy of Religion

Key Projects

  • Incorporating Video Storytelling into Trauma-Informed Practice with Low-Income Youth of Color

Featured Publications

Clark, L. S., & Marchi, R. (2017). Young people and the future of news: Social media and the rise of connective journalism. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
Clark, L. S. (2014). The Parent App: Understanding Families in a Digital Age. New York: Oxford University Press.
Clark, L. S. (2003). From Angels to Aliens: Teenagers, the Media, and the Supernatural. New York, U.S.A.: Oxford University Press.
Hoover, S. M., Clark, L. S., & Alters, D. F. (2004). Media, Home, and Family. New York/Taylor & Francis, U.S.A.: Routledge.
Clark, L. S. (Ed.). (2007). Religion, Media, and the Marketplace. Rutgers, N.J., U.S.A.: Rutgers University Press.
Polson, E., & Clark, L. S. (2020). Media and Class in the 21st Century. In E. Polson, L. S. Clark, & R. Gajjala (Eds.), Routledge Companion to Media & Class (pp. 1-14). London, UK: Routledge.
Hoover, S. M., & Clark, L. S. (Eds.). (2002). Practicing Religion in the Age of the Media: Explorations in Media, Religion, and Culture. New York, U.S.A.: Columbia University Press.


  • Distinguished Professor, University of Denver
  • Nancy Baym Outstanding Book Award, International Association of Internet Researchers
  • James W. Carey Media Research Award, Carl Couch Center for Social and Internet Research
  • Best Scholarly Book Award, National Communication Association Ethnography Division
  • Harvard Society of Fellows nominee, University of Colorado