Mary Glick

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Mary Glick

associate professor

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  • B.A. SUNY Oswego, M.A. Cal State Fullerton


  • Women in Newsroom Leadership
  • Media Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship

Mary Glick is an associate professor and former chair of the Journalism Department. She coordinates the department's internship program, working to ensure that students are prepared to enter the rapidly changing world of news media and public relations.She began teaching journalism at California State University, Long Beach and was named Outstanding Journalism Educator by the California Newspaper Publishers Association. Mary held editorial positions for daily newspapers in Southern California and worked in marketing and public relations, including as Director of Communications for Disneyland Hotel. Before coming to Cal Poly in 2012, she was Associate Director for the American Press Institute, where she designed and moderated innovative training seminars for newspaper executives during a time of great upheaval in the newspaper industry. She also co-authored a landmark study of women in newspaper leadership, followed by a series of retreats that focused on women's authentic leadership styles. She is a Faculty Fellow for Cal Poly's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and worked with other fellows to create an Integrated Marketing Communications minor and develop a course in Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Selected Publications

  • Editor and co-author with Greg Harmon, Greg Swanson, Alicia Cromer and American Press Institute staff, Local Business Advertising Dollars: Where They are Going and How to Capture More, API/ITZBelden national study, November 2010
  • Co-author with Greg Harmon and Greg Swanson, Online Revenue Initiatives 2009, API/ITZBelden national study, September 2009
  • Co-author with Mary Peskin, Newsmedia Economic Action Plan, American Press Institute White Paper, May 2009
  • Editor, All Eyes Forward: How to Help Your Newsroom Get Where It Wants to go Faster, The Learning Newsroom at American Press Institute, 2007
  • Author, Quick, a Case Study, report for American Press Institute, July 2004
  • Editor, Survival Guide for Women Editors, November 2002
  • Co-author with Ann Selzer and Jan Schaffer, The Great Divide: Female Leadership in U.S. Newsrooms, September 2002



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