Mary E McCrank

(585) 395-5294
Office: Holmes Hall 233


  • MA, Communication, SUNY Brockport
  • Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management, SUNY Brockport
  • BA, Journalism, Buffalo State

Research Interests

  • 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
  • The portrayal of women and minority groups in the media, including the LGBT community; the evolution of the newspaper industry 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.