Mark Coddington Associate Professor of Journalism & Mass Communications

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. His scholarly monograph, Aggregating the News: Secondhand Knowledge and the Erosion of Journalistic Authority, was published by Columbia University Press in 2019. His research has been published in journals including Journalism Studies, Journalism, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, and the International Journal of Communication. He is the co-author of RQ1, a monthly email newsletter on the latest in news and journalism research.


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 201: Introduction to News Writing
JOUR 202: Introduction to Digital Journalism
JOUR 204: Media Bias: Beyond Right and Left
JOUR 220: Social Media: Principles and Practice
JOUR 230: Data-Driven Storytelling
JOUR 330: Communication Theory and Research Methods

Selected Publications

Scholarly monograph:

Coddington, M. (2019). Aggregating the news: Secondhand knowledge and the erosion of journalistic authority. New York: Columbia University Press.

Peer-reviewed journal articles:

Coddington, M., & Molyneux, L. (2021). Making sources visible: Representation of evidence in news texts, 2007–2019. Journalism Practice. [Published online before print]

Coddington, M., Lewis, S. C., & Belair-Gagnon, V. (2021). The imagined audience for news: Where does a journalist’s perception of the audience come from? Journalism Studies, 22(8), 1028-1046.

Coddington, M. (2020). Gathering evidence of evidence: News aggregation as an epistemological practice. Journalism, 21(3), 365-380.

Molyneux, L., & Coddington, M. (2019). Aggregation, clickbait and their effect on perceptions of journalistic credibility and quality. Journalism Practice, 14(4), 429-446.