Lynn Cunningham

Lynn Cunningham
Professor Emeritus

Lynn Cunningham joined the journalism faculty full-time in 1997. She has held senior editorial positions at such magazines as Canadian Business, Quest and Toronto Life, and has been active in the magazine industry as a volunteer board member of industry organizations, a judge, a consultant and a leader of professional development programs.

Lynn served as a member of the 1993-94 Tasse-O’Callaghan federal task force on magazines and is a freelance book and magazine editor. In 1999, she won the National Magazine Awards’ Lifetime Achievement award. Her 2001 master’s thesis, entitled Culture Wars: How Canada Lost the Battle to Protect Its Magazines, explored the federal government’s failed attempts to construct cultural measures to foster Canadian magazines.

She retired from the School of Journalism in 2014.

The political economy of magazines.

BA, Toronto

MA, York