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Last updated July 2013. For a PDF version, click here.

Mark Coddington

Doctoral student
markcoddington@gmail.com

EDUCATION 

University of Texas at Austin, School of Journalism, Austin, TX
Pursuing Ph.D. in Journalism, emphases in Media & Society and Digital Media
Expected graduation in 2015.

University of Texas at Austin, School of Journalism, Austin, TX
Master of Arts in Journalism, Research and Theory Track
Thesis: A collaborative challenger: Using WikiLeaks to map the contours of the journalistic paradigm.
Graduated in May 2012.
Awarded Outstanding Thesis, University of Texas at Austin Graduate School

Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL
Bachelor of Arts in Communication, emphasis in Media Studies
Graduated Summa Cum Laude in May 2006. 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Teaching Assistant, University of Texas at Austin, School of Journalism
Reporting Texas, graduate/undergraduate level, August 2011 – present.
- Work one-on-one with students in editing stories for online publication; assist in leading class discussions on reporting and storytelling for the web; guide course workflow through editorial process.

Social Media, undergraduate level, July – August 2013.
- Helped guide students in use of social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Storify for news; aided in coordinating structure, logistics, and grading for online course with approximately 60 students.

Intermediate Reporting, undergraduate level, August 2010 – May 2011.
- Guided students through process of reporting, writing, and editing stories; designed and prepare original lab exercises on story sourcing, organization, and editing.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Web EditorReporting Texas, University of Texas at Austin, School of Journalism, August 2011 – present.
- Manage website for student- and faculty-run online news publication; coordinate timing  of posts, page design, and display of multimedia elements; help plan social media and media outreach strategies.

BloggerNieman Journalism Lab, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, January 2010 – present.
- Write weekly reviews curating journalism and technology news and analysis; serve as primary writer and editor for Encyclo, online future-of-news encyclopedia; conducted two unpublished case studies on newsroom innovation and entrepreneurship.

ReporterThe Independent, Grand Island, NE, August 2006 – April 2010.
- Covered a 16-county region of central Nebraska, along with energy issues and general assignments, for daily newspaper; worked with editors on Web-first publishing of stories and developing online reader interaction; was first reporter for the newspaper to create a beat blog and to use Twitter.

Dow Jones Copy Editing Intern, The Buffalo News, Buffalo, NY, June 2006 – August 2006.
- Edited local news and wire stories; wrote headlines and cutlines.

Related Journalism Experience
Hastings (NE) TribuneDaily Nebraskan, Wheaton Record, August 2002 – May 2006.

PEER-REVIEWED ACADEMIC JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

Coddington, Mark (In press). Defending judgment and context in ‘original reporting’: Journalists’ construction of newswork in a networked age. Journalism.

Lawrence, Regina G., Molyneux, Logan, Coddington, Mark, and Holton, Avery E. (In press). Tweeting conventions: Political journalists’ use of Twitter to cover the 2012 presidential campaign. Journalism Studies.

Coddington, Mark (2013). Normalizing the hyperlink: How bloggers, professional journalists, and institutions shape linking values. Digital Journalism. [Published online before print] doi: 10.1080/21670811.2013.785813

Coddington, Mark, and Holton, Avery E. (2013). When the gates swing open: Examining network gatekeeping in a social media setting. Mass Communication & Society. [Published online before print] doi: 10.1080/15205436.2013.779717

Holton, Avery, Coddington, Mark, and Gil de Zúñiga, Homero (2013). Whose news? Whose values? Citizen journalism and journalistic values through the lens of content creators and consumers. Journalism Practice. [Published online before print] doi: 10.1080/17512786.2013.766062

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

Coddington, Mark (2012). Building frames link by link: The linking practices of blogs and news sites. International Journal of Communication, 6, 2007-2026. URL: http://ijoc.org/ojs/index.php/ijoc/article/view/1476

Holton, Avery, and Coddington, Mark (2012). Recasting social media users as brand ambassadors: Opening the doors to the first ‘Social Suite.’ Case Studies in Strategic Communication, 1, 4-24. URL: http://cssc.web.unc.edu/cases/v1/art2/

PEER-REVIEWED ACADEMIC CONFERENCE PAPERS

Lawrence, Regina G., Coddington, Mark, and Molyneux, Logan. (2013). Setting the record straight: How journalists used Twitter to fact check the campaign. Accepted to The American Political Science Association 2013 Annual Meeting, Chicago. August 29-September 1, 2013.

Coddington, Mark (2013). Normalizing the hyperlink: How bloggers, professional journalists, and institutions shape linking values. International Communication Association 2013, Journalism Studies Division, London. June 17-21, 2013.

Coddington, Mark (2013). Defending judgment and context in ‘original reporting’: Journalists’ construction of newswork in a networked age. International Communication Association 2013, ‘The Objects of Journalism: Media, Materiality, and the News’ preconference, London. June 17, 2013.

Lawrence, Regina G., Molyneux, Logan, Coddington, Mark, and Holton, Avery E. (2013). Tweeting conventions: Political journalists’ use of Twitter to cover the 2012 presidential campaign. International Communication Association 2013, Political Communication Division, London. June 17-21, 2013.

Holton, Avery E., Baek, Kang H., Coddington, Mark, and Yaschur, Carolyn (2013). Soliciting reciprocity: Socializing, communality, and other motivations for linking on Twitter. 2013 International Symposium on Online Journalism, Austin, TX, April 19-20, 2013.

Holton, Avery, Coddington, Mark, and Gil de Zúñiga, Homero (2012). Whose news? Whose values? Citizen journalism and journalistic values through the lens of content creators and consumers. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference 2012, Civic and Citizen Journalism Interest Group, Chicago, IL,  August 9-12, 2012.

Coddington, Mark, Gil de Zúñiga, Homero, and Johnson, Thomas J. (2012). Stumbling into action: How incidental news exposure and news media consumption interact to influence social capital and civic participation. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference 2012, Political Communication Division, Chicago, IL,  August 9-12, 2012.

Coddington, Mark, and Holton, Avery (2012). ‘You have to hand over the keys’: Reshaping gatekeeping within a networked context. International Communication Association 2012 Conference, Mass Communication Division, Phoenix, AZ, May 24-28, 2012.

Holton, Avery, Coddington, Mark, and Gil de Zúñiga, Homero (2012). Who knows best? Attitudes and perceptions of citizen journalism and the news through the lens of creators and consumers. International Symposium on Online Journalism, Austin, TX,  April 20-21, 2012.

Coddington, Mark, and Johnson, Thomas J. (2011). Stumbling into action:  The influence of inadvertent news exposure to social networking sites and blogs on political knowledge and participation. 36th Conference for the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, IL. Nov. 18-19, 2011.

Coddington, Mark (2011). Building frames link by link: The linking practices of blogs and news sites. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference 2011, Communication Technology Division. St. Louis, MO.  Aug. 10-13, 2011.

Baek, Kanghui, Coddington, Mark, Stephens, Maegan, Williams, Larissa, Johnson, Thomas J., & Brundidge, Jennifer (2011). Love it or leave it? The relationship between polarization and credibility of traditional and partisan media. 2011 International Symposium on Online Journalism. Austin, TX. April 1-2, 2011.

Coddington, Mark (2005). Biting into The Onion: The phenomenon of web-based political humor. National Communication Association Convention 2005, Lambda Pi Eta Division. Boston, MA.  Nov. 16-20, 2005.
*Top Undergraduate Paper (Steven A. Smith Award) 

BOOK CHAPTERS AND INVITED ARTICLES

Gil de Zúñiga, Homero, and Coddington, Mark (In press). Social media. In P. Moy (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies Online: Communication. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

INVITED PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

Defending a paradigm by patrolling a boundary: Two global newspapers’ approach to WikiLeaks.
Invited paper presentation at the Media Sociology Forum, Columbia University, New York, NY. March 2, 2012.

A quick guide to citizen journalism.
Invited speaker. Writing for Online Publications class, University of Texas, Austin, TX. February 2011. 

ACADEMIC HONORS AND AWARDS 

Ada Frances Miller Scholarship, University of Texas, 2013-14.

Graduate Recruitment Fellowship, University of Texas, 2010-11, 2012-13.

Will H. Mayes Scholarship in Journalism, University of Texas, 2011-12.

Nettie Doscher More Fellowship in Journalism, Texas Exes Scholarship Foundation, 2011.

Wheaton Honor Society, Wheaton College, 2006.

National Merit Scholarship, Wheaton College, 2002-2005.

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL HONORS

Seven Nebraska Press Association awards, 2006 – 2010.

Nebraska Associated Press award, Best Spot News Story, 2007.

Ed Trayes Scholar, Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, 2006.

Best News Feature, Nebraska Student Publications Board, 2005.

AFFILIATIONS

International Communication Association, 2013 – present.

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2011 – present.
- Graduate Student Liaison, Civic and Citizen Journalism Interest Group, 2012 – present.

Twitter Research Group, University of Texas, 2012 – present.

Community, Journalism & Communication Research, University of Texas, 2011 – present.
- Student Chair, 2012 – present.

Online Political Communication Research Group, University of Texas, 2010 – 2011.

OTHER ACADEMIC PROJECTS

Journal Reviewer, July 2012 – present.
- The International Journal of Press/Politics, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Journalism Practice, Journalism Studies.

Millennials and News Summit, University of Texas, Austin, TX, November 2010, April 2012.
- Coordinated social media, particularly Twitter backchannel discussion.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, August 2005 – December 2005.
- Attended College of Journalism and Mass Communications; wrote for Daily Nebraskan.

Summer Institute of Journalism, Washington, DC, May 2005 – June 2005.
- Studied political reporting; reported and wrote stories for Nebraska newspaper from Washington, DC.

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