Meredith Clark

Meredith Clark (@meredithdclark) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Studies at the University of Virginia. Her Teaching topics include: News Writing, international media, new technologies in journalism and, research methods. Dr. Clark’s research interest are Digital and social media; the intersection of race, media and power; multimedia journalism pedagogy. Her most recent work, Beyond the hashtags: #Ferguson, #Blacklivesmatter, and the online struggle for offline justice examines the motivations, aims and outcomes of using the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag online and in offline protests during 2014 and 2015. Dr. Clark is driven by the believe that everyone has a story to tell and use her newsroom experience and digital and social media platforms to connect with diverse communities in person and online.

Selected Publications:
  1. Clark, M. D. (2020). Disrupting news media. In L. K. Lopez (Ed.), Race and media: Critical approaches (pp. 205-217). New York University Press.
  2. Clark, M. D. (2020). DRAG THEM: A brief etymology of so-called “cancel culture.” Communication and the Public.
  3. Freelon, D., McIlwain, C. D., & Clark, M. D. (2016). Beyond the hashtags: #Ferguson, #Blacklivesmatter, and the online struggle for offline justice. Center for Media & Social Impact.