Welcome! Lynn Schofield Clark is an author, Associate Professor, and Director of the Estlow International Center for Journalism and New Media at the University of Denver.

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Popular Culture

Pop Ph.D.s , by Jeff Lewis, New York Times , a story about academics and new professors who research and teach on topics related to popular culture (1/8/06)


Religion and Popular Culture

From Angels to Aliens cover

Television and Radio:

God Goes Hip , Segment on Anderson Cooper 360, CNN (Part of a week-long series on religion called, "Keeping the Faith." (6/15/04)

A Return to the Mystery: Religion, Fantasy, and Entertainment Speaking of Faith , Minnesota Public Radio and syndicated on other National Public Radio stations (7/29/04)

For Teens, Jesus is Way Cool , by Jonan Brady, ABC News.com (12/15/05)

Media Religion , on The Spirit of Things with Rachel Kohn , ABC Radio National (Australia) (7/31/05)

Pop Goes the Bible: The New Testament Meets Cosmo, as Pop Culture and Religion Intersect , ABC News.com (8/26/03)

Teens' Fascination with the Supernatural , Dick Staub Show , syndicated radio, audio interview available (6/3/03)

Spiritual Themes in The Matrix Reloaded Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, PBS (5/25/03)


Newspapers and Newsmagazines:

Sights, Shivers, and Signs: Blazers' Encounters with the Supernatural are both Welcome and Chilling , by Sally Lanar, Silver Chips Online (11/10/05)

In Praise of the Faith Market , by Barney Zwartz, The Age (Australia) (7/30/05)

Colleges Use Popular Culture to Teach Religion, Philosophy , Michele Melendez, Newhouse News Service (3/16/05)

Jewish is Cool, Products Declare , Orlando Sentinel (3/4/05)

TBN Rolls Out Virtual Tour of Jesus' Time ,   Miami Herald (5/3/05)

Teen's Tees Send Religious Message, The Post-Standard (8/21/04)

New Angles on Angels , ReligionLink (7/12/04)

Christ, Pop Icon , Contra Costa Times (4/11/04)

Girls Find Christianity Can be Cool , Albany Times-Union (2/15/04)

God on TV, TV Guide (cover story on Joan of Arcadia )

Angels in America , New Humanist (1/5/04)

Investigating Teens, Pop Culture, and Spirituality , Youthworker Journal (Nov/Dec. 2003)

Your Kid or Mine? by Lynn Schofield Clark, Christian Century Magazine (10/18/2003)

Media as windows on the divine: Teens explore their faith through popular culture , Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (10/14/03)

Tuning in to God , St. Louis Post-Dispatch (10/11/03) (reprinted in Ft. Wayne News-Sentinel , 10/21/03)

Young women lend God a hand:Trio of shows position female characters as aides of the Almighty , Dallas Morning News (9/28/03) (reprinted in Ventura County Star , 10/11/03)

Religion and Reality TV: Injecting Reality into Sometimes Crass TV , North Jersey Herald News (9/4/03)

Teens, the Internet, and Faith: Let's Talk , ReligionLink (8/4/03)

Pop Spirituality: Author Says Teens Relate to Religion through Popular Culture, Dayton Daily News (7/26/03)

From Angels to Aliens, Colorado Daily (7/20/03)

The New Age of Rave: They Chant, They Dance, They Do Downward Dog. No Drugs Allowed. These Kids are High on Life. Newsweek (7/7/03)

Are Evangelicals Fueling Teen Fascination with the Powers of Darkness? Christianity Today (7/7/03)

Evangelicalism's Dark Side and Popular Culture , Christianity Today (7/7/03)

Author Lynn Schofield (Clark) Looks at Teens, Potter, and Media Culture, The Leaky Cauldron (7/7/03)

Matrix Reloaded Entwines Strands from Many Faiths, Chicago Tribune (7/3/03)

The Matrix Reloaded and the Edgar Cayce Work , Open Door (7/3/03)

Liberation's Children: Parents and Kids in a Postmodern Age Washington Post Book World (reprinted in the Houston Chronicle ) (6/29/03)

Reap Show: Snatching Souls All in a Day's Work in Showtime's Dead Like Me , San Bernadino Press-Telegram   (6/23/03)

The Young and the Eerie: Teen Interest in Supernatural Can Promote Family Dialogue , Boulder Daily Camera (6/24/03)

A Scholarly Look at Harry Potter, Teens, and Religion , Harry Potter Automatic News Aggregator (6/11/03) 

Teen Interest in Supernatural Examined by CU-Boulder Media Expert , Potterwatch.com (6/11/03)  

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Philosophy in The Matrix: Whoa, Indeed, Chicago Daily Herald (5/29/03)

" 'Matrix' sequel to cash in on cultural connection" in Dallas Morning News (5/15/03)

" Matrix Metaphysics: Sci Fi Thriller Blends Strands from Many Faiths," Atlanta Journal-Constitution (5/31/03) (Also in Arizona Republic (6/11/03)

Teen culture is topic at Presbyterian Media Mission Luncheon GA News (5/25/03)

Mayberry Bible , Religion News Service (8/12/98)


On the radio:

Truth Talk on WTRU (syndicated, Southeastern U.S.)

Armed Forces Network (International)

The Bob Dutko Show (Detroit, MI)

Rhema Radio (New Zealand)


Blog mentions:

OMG It's a Multimedia Generation ReligionLink.org (10/24/05)

Iconography as Visible Religion on BookRags.com

Determination and Faith: Raymond Williams, Paul Tillich, and Religious Identity on khealy.com(8/21/05)

Barry reviews Lynn Schofield Clark's From Angels to Aliens on Media Awareness Network, media-awareness.ca (Spring 2005)

Preaching Morals via Harry Potter, Homer Simpson and Andy Griffith , BookZonepro.com (3/14/05)

Review of From Angels to Aliens on Buffalobroadcasting.com

"A very thoughtful and intelligent interview article with Lynn Schofield Clark on the popularity of myths examining evilness," LoafingCactus.com (8/1/03)

Are evangelicals fueling teen fascination with the powers of darkness?, Mikelpickens.blogspot.com (7/11/03)

Who knew that Harry Potter, the X-Files and Buffy the Vampire Slayer would be changing the spiritual culture of teens in America?, Signs of the Times (July 2003)

From Agnosticism to Zen: Where Do We Stand with Religion?, Youthography (5/17/04)

Other citations:

Church Values and Popular Culture , by Carl Brockenheim, Porvoo Theological Conference (9/27/04) 

The Invisible Internet , by Oliver Kroger, Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet 1:1(2005). 


Teens & the New Media @ Home:

Prof's Firing Stirs Blog Debate , by Jennifer Brown, Denver Post (1/8/06)

Tracking the Blogs, Rocky Mountain News (11/1/04)

Turning an "F" Ear: The Worst of All Words is Losing its Shock Value , Albany Times-Union (3/14/04)

The Big One: Once Taboo, the Ultimate Swear is Everywhere: And Losing its Power to Shock, by Don Aucoin, Boston Globe (2/12/04)

Star Wars Kid becomes Internet Star , CBS New York , USA Today , CNN (8/21/03) Associated Press story also picked up by the Houston Chronicle, Kansas City Star, Miami Herald, Salt Lake Tribune, Mercury News (San Fran Bay area), Las Vegas Sun, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Orlando Sentinel, Tacoma News, Boulder Daily Camera , Austin American-Statesman, San Diego Union-Tribune, Sun-Sentinel (FL), Tallahassee Democrat, Dayton Daily News, Charlotte Observer, Journal-Sentinel (Milwaukee, WI), Lawrence (KS) Journal-World, Concord (NH) Monitor, Arizona Republic, The State (Columbia, SC), News-Observer (Raleigh, NC), Knoxville News Sentinel, Monterey Herald, Modesto (CA) Bee, Aberdeen (SD) Herald, Augusta (ME) Chronicle, News-Observer (Chapel Hill, NC), Coloradan (Ft. Collins), Casper (WY) Sta-Tribune, Burlington (VT) Free Press, Ventura County (CA) Star, The Herald (Clover, SC), Courttv.com, WCBS News radio, and in the UK, The Guardian.

Blog related to this story: NetEnigma (8/22/03)

Peer-to-peer file sharing networks news story on KUSA-TV Ch. 9 in Denver (10/15/03)

'Home Alone' isn't the Way to Go with Children and TV , Chicago Tribune (11/26/00)


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New Media & Religion:

Web and a Prayer: For Nuns Community of 13, Hosts Popular Site , Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (2/9/05)

Faith Based Bloggers Tackle the Election, Political Issues , Religion News Service (9/28/04)

Christian Gamers get Holy Alternative , Miami Herald (9/24/04)

Upstate Churches Reaching Out to Singles , Greenville (S.C.) News  (8/22/04)

Religious Americans Look to the Net for Answers, Chicago Tribune (5/25/04)

Faithful Find Web Useful for Spiritual Activities , Business Journal (4/9/04)

God in the Console , MSNBC.com (8/19/03)

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Lynn Schofield Clark, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Director, Estlow International Center for Journalism and New Media, Department of Mass Communication and Journalism Studies, University of Denver, 2490 S. Gaylord St., Denver, CO 80208 (303) 871-3984. Email: Lynn (dot) Clark (at) DU.EDU.