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Articles by Mark Coddington and Seth Lewis

Mark Coddington and Seth Lewis are two former journalists turned academics, now teaching and researching at Washington and Lee University (Mark) and the University of Oregon (Seth). They write the monthly RQ1 newsletter on journalism research.
Plus: Exploring why women leave the news industry, the effects of opinion labels, and susceptibility to disinformation.
Plus: How news organizations work to repair their histories of racism, media criticism on TikTok, and what news consumers think about fact-checking
Plus: A more nuanced picture of misinformation on less-moderated platforms like Telegram, and a strategy for how journalists can transform “fake news” attacks into teaching moments for news literacy.
Plus: The role of class in news avoidance, how local party leaders use partisan media, and what native advertising studios say to sell their work.
Plus: Why judges’ definitions of journalism matter, and how forgiveness offers a new way to think about news errors.
Plus: How newsroom ideology affects slant in the news, why burned-out/overworked reporters are quitting — and is the inverted pyramid still the way to tell stories online?
Plus: Sadness-based news sharing, why journalists see audiences as more conservative than they are, and journalists’ community-building on Instagram.
Plus: What the shift to social media means for local news, how journalists imagine their professional autonomy, and how right-wing protests may be legitimated by coverage.
Plus: The struggle of structuring investigative journalism, crowdsourced journalism that works, and how news audiences are addressed in J-schools.
Plus: What makes journalism truly “valuable” for people, news fatigue amid repetition, and how the movement of contributors reveals political polarization in the media.