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Mary McCrank

Mary McCrank

Education:               Bachelor's in Journalism, State University of New York College at Buffalo

                                  Master's in Communication, The College at Brockport

                                  Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management, The College at Brockport

Areas of Specialty:   Writing and editing for newspapers and magazines.

                                  Public relations, marketing communications and development for

                                  higher education, not-for-profit, and governmental institutions.

                                  Owner, Crank it Out Communications, specializing in writing, copy editing and

                                  proofreading.

Recent Publications:

     Author:     "A Rich Legacy," Brockport's Kaleidoscope, 2012.

                     "The Principal: Alumnus Ralph Spezio talks about his firhgt to reduce risks of lead

                     poisoning  in  Rochester schoolchildren," Brockport's Kaleidoscope, 2012.

                     "Giving Back: The McCue Scholarship," Brockport Foundation Annual Report 2011,

                     2012.

                     "Theory and Practice: Geneseo faculty, students and alumni are involved in a broad-

                     based  revitalization in Rochester's South Wedge," Geneseo Scene, 2005.

                     "Chasing Philip: This Fairport native is the one to watch," Rochester Magazine, 2000.

                     "The Music Man: Jeff Tyzik conducts the RPO to success," Rochester Magazine, 2000.

     Editor:     Copy Editor, StepMom Magazine, monthly electronic publication, 2010-current.

                     Brockport Kaleidoscope Magazine, Managing Editor, Summer 2011 and Summer 2012

                     issues.

                     PathStone Profiles of Success, 2008 and 2009.

                     PathStone Annual Report, 2007 and 2008.

                     EnCompass, Geneseo, 2004-07.

Research Interests:  

The portrayal of women and minority groups in the media, including the LGBT community; the evolution of the newspaper inducstry from an all-print medium to one slowly adapting to and embracing social media; women and gender in politics; social protest movements; philanthropy.

My master's thesis focused on the newspaper coverage of the same-sex weddings that took place in San Francisco and Boston in 2004.  I studied the content of 13 newspapers across the country to examine the coverage of the LGBT community during that time frame; scouring every item from the news section to the sports pages.

Conference Presentations:

McCrank, M. (October 2006). "Same-sex marriage: An analysis of the San Francisco Chronicle's and The Boston Globe's coverage of the same-sex marriage issue that dominated the media in Feb. 2004." Presented as part of the Using the Media to Communicate Dissent Panel at the New York State Communication Association's Annual Conference in Kerhonkson, New York.

McCrank, M. (April 2004). "Internet Access and the Public's Right to Information." Presented during Scholar's Day, The College at Brockport.

McCrank, M. (October 2003). "Restricted Internet Access Equals Censorship." Presented as part of The State of Media in Society Panel at the New York State Communication Association's Annual Conference in Kerhonkson, New York.

Awards:

Finalist, Rochester Business Journal's Best of the Web Awards, for my part in launching a new website for PathStone, www.pathstone.org, 2010.

First Amendment in Journalism Award, Gannett Rochester Newspapers, for uncovering and reporting on the Irondequoit Town Board holding secret meeting in direct violation of New York State Open Meetings Law, 1998.

First Place, New York State Associated Press, Spot News Reporting, for my role in covering the acquittal of five Rochester police officers on trial for civil rights violation, money thefts and other crimes, 1993.

Email:    mmccrank@brockport.edu

Office:    233 Holmes Hall

Phone:   (585) 395-5294

Last Updated 3/7/13

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