Mark Coddington Assistant Professor of Journalism & Mass Communications

Mark Coddington

Reid 203
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
JOUR 202: Introduction to Digital Journalism
JOUR 204: Media Bias: Beyond Right and Left
JOUR 220: Social Media: Principles and Practice
JOUR 332: Research Methods in Mass Communications

Selected Publications

Coddington, M. (2018). Seeing through the user’s eyes: The role of journalists’ audience perceptions in their use of technology. Electronic News. [Online before print]

Coddington, M., Lewis, S. C., and Holton, A. E. (2018). Measuring and evaluating reciprocal journalism as a concept. Journalism Practice. [Online before print]

Wihbey, J., and Coddington, M. (2017). Knowing the numbers: Assessing attitudes among journalists and educators about using and interpreting data, statistics, and research. #ISOJ Journal, 7(1).

Holton, A. E., Lewis, S. C., and Coddington, M. (2016). Interacting with audiences: Journalistic role conceptions, reciprocity, and perceptions about participation. Journalism Studies, 17(7), 849-859.

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.