I’m a doctoral candidate and former journalist who’s working to understand our new journalistic ecosystem as thoroughly as I can — not only the technical skills of engaging in it, but also the deeper concepts of what type of society it’s helping to create.
I’m currently studying media sociology and networked journalism at the University of Texas School of Journalism. My dissertation focuses on aggregation as a form of journalistic work, and I’ve also worked on research on hyperlinks, Twitter, WikiLeaks, and reciprocity as a journalistic value. For the last four years, I’ve written weekly media reviews and edit Encyclo for the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University, and I’ve also served as the editor of Reporting Texas, a student-powered news website at UT covering news across Texas.
Before entering graduate school, I covered government, education, crime, business, people, energy and just about every other aspect of news while reporting on 16 rural Nebraska counties for four years for The Grand Island Independent, a small daily newspaper — a job that also included taking photos and beatblogging. Before that, I also copy edited at The Buffalo News as a Dow Jones copy editing intern and throughout my time as an undergraduate at Wheaton College.
You can find me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, or email me at markcoddington (at) gmail (dot) com. If you’re curious, here are links to some of my work as a newspaper reporter, and my CV in HTML or PDF.
— Mark Coddington