Prof. Mary Lynn Young

(BA 1988 UC) (MA 1996 UC) (PhD 2005 U of T)

Mary Lynn Young is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Journalism and Associate Dean, Communications and Strategy, in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia. She is an authority on gender and the media, newsroom sociology, media credibility, and representations of crime. She is a consultant, public speaker, and frequent commentator on current media and policy issues. In 2007, she cofounded, which provides a feminist perspective on media depictions of missing and murdered women.  Prior to completing her PhD in criminology at U of T in 2005, she worked as an editor, national business columnist, and senior crime reporter at major daily newspapers in Canada and the US, including The Globe and Mail, The Vancouver Sun, and The Houston Post. She is a former board member of the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre in Vancouver, and was named one of British Columbia’s 100 Women of Influence in 2010. As a journalism educator, she has received a number of awards for her writing and teaching.