Author Archives: Lynn Schofield Clark

About Lynn Schofield Clark

I'm an author and media professor who researches and writes about how parents and their preteen and teen children deal with digital and mobile media in their lives. My book Parenting in a Digital Age was published by Oxford University Press in 2012. Regina Marchi and I have coauthored Young People and the Future of News: Social Media and the Rise of Connective Journalism for Cambridge University Press (2017). It's about how young people use social media in their relationships with (and sometimes in advocacy for) their communities of concern (their neighborhoods, schools, workplaces, etc.).

Trump & the Legend of Davy Crockett

  Mike Fink.  Ever heard of him?  How about Davy Crockett? You’re probably familiar with him. March 2016 marked the 180th anniversary of The Alamo, the moment in which Crockett the man died and Crockett the legend began. Trump’s been … Continue reading

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Upcoming talks

March 23, 2016: College of William & Mary: Schmidt Lecture on Society & Technology

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Save these Dates!

Important events for the Estlow Center: October 30 & 31, 2014: Andrew Rosenthal, Editorial Page Editor, New York Times November 5, 2014: Smart Publishing: Newspapers Learn to Adapt and Coexist in the Digital Age, with Emilio Garcia-Ruiz, Managing Editor, Washington … Continue reading

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Fall 2014 Speaking Engagements

Wednesday, October 8: “The Parent App,” Families First Colorado Thursday, October 9: “Career Success after High School Journalism,” Colorado J-Days, Colorado State University Friday, November 7: Digital Ethics Symposium, Loyola University (Chicago)

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2014 Travel Plans

Visiting Fellow, Digital Ethnography Research Center, RMIT (Melbourne, Australia) Mar 11: “Parenting in a Digital Age” Public Presentation, RMIT, 3 PM Mar 18: All-day workshop on writing & ethnographic methods, RMIT (w/Heather Horst) Ap 1- 4: U of Queensland (w/Zala … Continue reading

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News on The Parent App

I spoke about my book The Parent App: Understanding Families in a Digital Age on:<a href=””&gt;The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC</a> <a href=”;StartRow=1&amp;keyword=smart+phones&amp;highlight=on&amp;x=0&amp;y=0″>The Joy Cardin Show, Wisconsin Public Radio</a> Report on parent use of technologies for monitoring their children, <a href=”″>NPRContinue reading

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Communication Across Generations

  A few days ago I led a workshop on digital and mobile media use with a group of people who were grandparents and parents of older children.  One thing that generated a great deal of discussion involved texting. According … Continue reading

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