Mary Lynn Young

University of British Columbia

Mary Lynn Young is an associate professor at the Graduate School of Journalism of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, where she was Associate Dean (Communications and Strategy), Faculty of Arts (2011-2016) and director of the Graduate School of Journalism (2008-2011).

Her research interests include gender and the media, newsroom sociology, data and computational journalism and representations of crime. The main goal of her work is to link journalism studies, academic expertise and practice through scholarship, teaching and professional engagement. She is also a consultant, public speaker on current media and policy issues, and media commentator.

Mary Lynn is a member of the launch team of The Conversation Canada, a non-profit academic journalism affiliate of the global Conversation network.

Prior to her academic career, she was a reporter and editor for a decade at daily newspapers including The Globe and Mail, the Vancouver Sun, the Hamilton Spectator and The Houston Post. Most recently she was a national business columnist at The Globe (2003-2006).

Mary Lynn completed her PhD at the University of Toronto in 2005.

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