Lynn Schofield Clark

Lynn Schofield Schofield Clark

Professor and Director, Estlow Center; Chair, Media, Film, & Journalism Studies

What I do

iIm Professor and Chair of the Media, Film & Journalism Studies Department (College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences) and Director of the Estlow International Center for Journalism and New Media

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. On campus, I'm a co-facilitator with CCESL's Sustainability cohort (part of the university's Grand Challenges) and work on issues of gentrification and youth voice. I'm also an Affiliate Professor with the University of Copenhagen's Department of Media, Cognition and Communication and have been a Visiting Fellow at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Australia. I serve as Vice President of the international Association of Internet Researchers 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

Key Projects

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

Featured Publications

  • Young people and the future of news
  • The Parent App: Understanding Families in a Digital Age
  • From Angels to Aliens: Teenagers, the Media, and the Supernatural
  • Media, Home, and Family
  • Religion, Media, and the Marketplace


  • Nancy Baym Outstanding Book Award, International Association of Internet Researchers
  • Best Scholarly Book Award, National Communication Association Ethnography Division
  • Harvard Society of Fellows nominee, University of Colorado