Mark Coddington Assistant Prof. of Journalism & Mass Comm.

Mark Coddington

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Curriculum Vitae

Mark Coddington was a newspaper reporter in Nebraska before earning his Ph.D. in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin in 2015. He is a contributor to the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University, where he wrote a weekly piece from 2010 to 2014. His research has been published in journals including Mass Communication and Society, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Journalism Studies, and the International Journal of Communication.


Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2015
M.A., University of Texas at Austin, 2012
B.A., Wheaton College (Illinois), 2006


Media sociology, online news production, networked and participatory journalism, news aggregation, social media and journalism


JOUR 101: Introduction to Mass Communications
JOUR 180: The News About the News: Can Journalism Save Itself?
JOUR 201: Introduction to Reporting

Selected Publications

Coddington, M. (2015). Clarifying journalism’s quantitative turn: A typology for evaluating data journalism, computational journalism, and computer-assisted reporting. Digital Journalism, 3(3), 331-348.

Coddington, M. (2014). Defending judgment and context in ‘original reporting’: Journalists’ construction of newswork in a networked age. Journalism, 15(6), 678-695.

Coddington, M., & Holton, A. E. (2014). When the gates swing open: Examining network gatekeeping in a social media setting. Mass Communication and Society, 17(2), 236-257.

Coddington, M., Molyneux, L., & Lawrence, R. G. (2014). Fact checking the campaign: How political reporters used Twitter to set the record straight (or not)The International Journal of Press/Politics, 19(4), 391-409.

Coddington, M. (2012). Defending a paradigm by patrolling a boundary: Two global newspapers’ approach to WikiLeaks. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 87(3), 877-896.