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Mark W Tremayne

Associate Professor, Communication
Last Updated: September 29, 2020
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Education

Education

    • 2002 PhD in Mass Communication
      Univ ersity of Wisconsin, Madison, 2002
    • 1998 MA in Journalism
      The University of Texas at Austin, 1998
    • 1989 BA in Legal Studies
      University of California, Berkeley, 1989

Memberships

    • 2002 to Present Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
    • 2002 to Present Broadcast Education Association
    • 2002 to Present International Communication Association

Awards and Honors

    • Dec  2006 Dean’s Fellowship sponsored by College of Communication, UT Austin
    • Dec  2005 Summer Research Assignment ($12,000) sponsored by UT Austin
    • Dec  2003 Jesse H. Jones Fellowship in Communication ($5,000) sponsored by UT Austin
    • Dec  2000 Communication Technology and Policy Division Top Three Student Paper sponsored by AEJMC
    • Dec  2000 Walter Damm Research Grant ($1,000) sponsored by UW Madison
    • Dec  1999 Communication Technology and Policy Division Top Three Student Paper sponsored by AEJMC
    • Dec  1998 University WARF Fellowship ($10,000) sponsored by UW Madison
    • Dec  1998 Vilas Fellowship ($600) sponsored by UW Madison

Support & Funding

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • Sept 2017 to Aug 2021 III: Small: Collaborative Research: Towards End-to-End Computer-Assisted Fact-Checking sponsored by  -  $320780
      (Funded)
    • May 2017 to Dec 2018 Bot vs. Bot: Automated Detection of Fake-news Bots sponsored by  -  $30000
      (Funded)
    • Sept 2019 to May 2021 Convergence Accelerator Phase I (RAISE): Credible Open Knowledge Network sponsored by  -  $999870
      (Funded)
    • 2014 to 2017 Medium: Collaborative Research: From Answering Questions to Questioning Answers (and Questions) - Perturbation Analysis of Database Queries sponsored by  -  $0
      (Funded)
    • Nov 2015 to Nov 2016 ClaimBuster: Detecting Check-worthy Factual Claims in Presidential Debates sponsored by  -  $35000
      (Funded)
    • 2007 to 2008 Viewers as Content Providers: The Impact on Broadcasters sponsored by  -  $0
      Mark Tremayne (Funded)

Publications


      2007
      • Book Chapter
        Examining the blog-media relationship
        Blogging, citizenship and the future of media
        [Tremayne, MarkW]. ix-xix. New York: "Routledge".
      • Book Chapter
        Harnessing the active audience: Synthesizing blog research and lessons for the future of media
        Blogging, Citizenship and the Future of Media
        [Tremayne, MarkW]. 261-272. New York: "Routledge".

      2006
      • Book Chapter
        Applying network theory to the use of external links on news web sites
        Internet newspapers: Making of a mainstream medium
        [Tremayne, MarkW]. 49-64. Mahwah,NJ: "Lawrence Erlbaum".

      2004
      • Book Review
        Book review of Leah Lievrouw and Sonia Livingstone’s (Eds.) “The Handbook of New Media,” Martin Lister, Jon Dovey, Seth Giddings, Iain Grant and Kieran Kelly’s “New Media: A Critical Introduction,” and Leonard Shyles’ (Ed.) “Deciphering Cyberspace”
        The Handbook of New Media
        [Tremayne, MarkW]. Journalism and Mass Communication Educator. 59(1), 83-85.

      2020
      • Conference Proceeding
        A Benchmark Dataset of Check-worthy Factual Claims
        [Arslan, Fatma, Hassan, Naeemul, Li, Chengkai, Tremayne, Mark]. "Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence".

      In Process
      • Conference Proceeding
        Social Media as a Bridge to Political Involvement for Young U.S. Hispanics
        [Tremayne, MarkW, Harp, DustinM, Rodriguez Becerra, JulianMarcelo]. Working Paper.

      2017
      • Conference Proceeding
        Claimbuster: The first ever end-to-end fact-checking system
        [Hassan, Naeemul, Zhang, Gensheng, Arslan, Fatma, Caraballo, Josue, Jimenez, Damian, Gawsane, Siddhant, Hasan, Shohedul, Joseph, Minumol, Kulkarni, Aaditya, Nayak, AnilKumar, Sable, Vikas, Li, Chengkai, Tremayne, Mark]. 1945-1948. "Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14778/3137765.3137815
      • Conference Proceeding
        Toward Automated Fact-Checking: Detecting Check-worthy Factual Claims by ClaimBuster
        [Hassan, N., Arslan, F., Li, C., Tremayne, MarkW]. 1803-1812. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada: "Proceedings of the 2017ACM SIGKDD International Conference". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3097983.3098131

      2016
      • Conference Proceeding
        Comparing Automated Factual Claim Detection Against Judgments of Journalism Organizations
        [Hassan, N., Tremayne, MarkW, Arslan, F., Li, C.]. Proceedings of the annual C + J Symposium(Computation plus Journalism). Stanford, CA.

      2015
      • Conference Proceeding
        Detecting Check-worthy Factual Claims in Presidential Debates
        Proceedings of the 24th ACM International on Conference on Information and Knowledge Management - CIKM '15
        [Hassan, Naeemul, Li, Chengkai, Tremayne, MarkW]. "ACM Press". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2806416.2806652

      2006
      • Newsletter
        Citizen media and the technology division
        Communication, Technology Division Newsletter
        [Tremayne, MarkW].(Fall), 2. "AEJMC".

      2005
      • Newsletter
        Blogs, restoring public trust in journalism, among many topics at midwinter conference
        Communication, Technology and Policy Division Newsletter
        [Tremayne, MarkW].(Spring), 6. "AEJMC".

Presentations

    • February  2019
      Tremayne, MarkW (Presenter), Hurtado, Brandon (Panelist), Harp, DustinM (Panelist), "Young Latinos and Social Media", UT Arlington and Texas Tech, Arlington, TX. (February 22, 2019).
    • April  2018
      Tremayne, MarkW, Harp, DustinM, Rodriguez Becerra, JulianMarcelo, "Social Media as a Bridge to Political Involvement for Young U.S. Hispanics", Las Vegas. (April 9, 2018).
    • October  2015
      Tremayne, MarkW, "The Facebook Agenda: Global Social Media News Characteristics", College Station, Texas. (October , 2015).
    • August  2014
      Tremayne, MarkW, Minooie, M., "Using Social Media To Analyze Candidate Performance and Public Opinion During Political Debates.", Montreal. (August , 2014).
    • June  2013
      Tremayne, MarkW, Minooie, M., "Opinion Leadership in Social Networks:Preferential Attachment versus Reciprocal Linking", London. (June , 2013).
    • August  2012
      Tremayne, MarkW, Clark, AndrewM, "New Perspectives from the Sky: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Journalism", Chicago, IL. (August , 2012).
    • May  2012
      Tremayne, MarkW, "Anatomy of Protest in the Digital Era: A Network Analysis of Twitter and Occupy Wall Street", Phoenix. (May , 2012).
    • August  2009
      Tremayne, MarkW, Harp, DustinM, "Race, Gender and Teen New Media Use", Boston. (August , 2009).
    • August  2008
      Tremayne, MarkW, "Collective Intelligence: The Promise and Peril of User-Generated Politics", Chicago. (August , 2008).
    • August  2007
      Tremayne, MarkW, Schmitz Weiss, A., Alves, R., "From product to service: Dynamic content in online newspapers.", Washington, D.C.. (August , 2007).
    • May  2007
      Harp, DustinM, Tremayne, MarkW, "Programmed by the People: The Intersection of Political Communication and the YouTube Generation", San Francisco. (May , 2007).
    •  2006
      Chen, X., Figur, N., Huang, J.S., Tremayne, MarkW, "Perceived Authority and Communication Channel: Experiments with Instant Messaging", San Francisco. ( , 2006).
    • August  2006
      Harp, DustinM, Nichols, S., Tremayne, MarkW, Castronova, T., "Women in the Blogosphere: Access, Practices, and Gender Politics", San Francisco. (August , 2006).
    • March  2006
      Tremayne, MarkW, "Blogs: Cutting-Edge Communication Tools", Austin, TX. (March 29, 2006).
    •  2005
      Tremayne, MarkW, "Information Flows on the Web", Austin . ( , 2005).
    • August  2005
      Tremayne, MarkW, Schmitz Weiss, A., "Contingent Interactivity and News Story Navigation: An Experiment", San Antonio. (August , 2005).
    • August  2005
      Tremayne, MarkW, "Customized media messages:Prospects and promises for mass communication on the web", San Antonio, TX. (August , 2005).
    • August  2005
      Harp, DustinM, Tremayne, MarkW, "The gendered blogosphere: Where promise meets reality", San Antonio. (August , 2005).
    • June  2005
      Tremayne, MarkW, "Blogging: A Public Dialogue". (June 28, 2005).
    • May  2005
      Tremayne, MarkW, Schmitz Weiss, A., "Issue salience and web page design: An agenda setting experiment", New York. (May , 2005).
    • August  2004
      Tremayne, MarkW, "News websites as gated cybercommunities", Toronto. (August , 2004).
    • August  2004
      Tremayne, MarkW, "Untangling interactivity on the web", Toronto. (August , 2004).
    • March  2004
      Tremayne, MarkW, "Online Journalism". (March 29, 2004).
    • September  2003
      Tremayne, MarkW, "New Research for New Media: Innovative Research Methodologies", University of Minnesota. (September , 2003).
    • May  2003
      Tremayne, MarkW, "Learning on the web: The importance of interactivity and motivation", San Diego. (May , 2003).
    • March  2003
      Tremayne, MarkW, "Center for citizen initiatives", Productivity Enhancement Program. (March , 2003).
    • November  2002
      Tremayne, MarkW, "Interactivity and Learning in the New Media Environment". (November 11, 2002).
    • August  2001
      Tremayne, MarkW, Dunwoody, S., "Interactivity as a cognitive process", Washington,D.C.. (August , 2001).
    • February  2001
      Tremayne, MarkW, Dunwoody, S., "Using Think Aloud Protocols to Compare the Usefulness of Science Web Sites", San Francisco. (February , 2001).
    • August  2000
      Tremayne, MarkW, "Broadcasters on the Web: The changing patterns of mass communication", Phoenix. (August , 2000).
    • August  2000
      Tremayne, MarkW, "The hypermedia news story", Phoenix. (August , 2000).
    • August  1999
      Harp, DustinM, Tremayne, MarkW, "Everything leads to pornography: Myths and realities of searching the Web", New Orleans. (August , 1999).
    • August  1999
      Tremayne, MarkW, "Media convergence on the Internet", New Orleans. (August , 1999).
    • May  1999
      Tremayne, MarkW, "The Internet user: Active, passive or both", San Francisco. (May , 1999).
    • May  1999
      Tremayne, MarkW, "Use of nonlinear storytelling on news Web sites", San Francisco. (May , 1999).
    •  1998
      Tremayne, MarkW, "Online news: The importance of interactivity", Dallas. ( , 1998).
    • August  1997
      Tremayne, MarkW, "The Internet: Is the medium the message?", Chicago. (August , 1997).

Students Supervised

    • Present
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Cindy Vasquez, (Communication)
      Visual propaganda - Measuring persuasion through political internet memes
    • Apr 2019
      Master's Comprehensive Exam Committee Member
      Shirley Fleischman, (Communication)
    • Dec 2018
      Master's Comprehensive Exam Committee Member
      Kanai Kuhnel, (Communication)
    • Aug 2018
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Zedan Xu, (Communication)
    • May 2018
      Master's Comprehensive Exam Committee Member
      Konnori Battee, (Communication)

Courses

      • BCMN 2347-001 BROADCAST WRITING/REPORTING
        (Course Id: 104059)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • BCMN 3340-001 ELECTRONIC NEWS
        (Course Id: 104066)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • BCMN 2347-001 BROADCAST WRITING/REPORTING
        (Course Id: 104059)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • BCMN 3340-001 ELECTRONIC NEWS
        (Course Id: 104066)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • COMM 5392-001 SEMINAR
        (Topic: Social Media | Course Id: 104135)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • BCMN 2347-001 BROADCAST WRITING/REPORTING
        (Course Id: 104059)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • BCMN 3340-001 ELECTRONIC NEWS
        (Course Id: 104066)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • BCMN 2347-001 BROADCAST WRITING/REPORTING
        (Course Id: 104059)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • BCMN 3340-001 ELECTRONIC NEWS
        (Course Id: 104066)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • PREL 3320-001 STRATEGIC SOCIAL MEDIA COMM
        (Course Id: 112114)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • BCMN 2347-001 BROADCAST WRITING/REPORTING
        (Course Id: 104059)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • PREL 3320-001 STRATEGIC SOCIAL MEDIA COMM
        (Course Id: 112114)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • BCMN 2347-001 BROADCAST WRITING/REPORTING
        (Course Id: 104059)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • BCMN 3340-001 ELECTRONIC NEWS
        (Course Id: 104066)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • BCMN 2347-001 BROADCAST WRITING/REPORTING
        (Course Id: 104059)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • COMM 5392-001 SEMINAR
        (Topic: New Media & Society | Course Id: 104135)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • PREL 3320-001 STRATEGIC SOCIAL MEDIA COMM
        (Course Id: 112114)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • BCMN 3340-001 ELECTRONIC NEWS
        (Course Id: 104066)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2017
      • BCMN 2347-001 BROADCAST WRITING/REPORTING
        (Course Id: 104059)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • BCMN 2347-002 BROADCAST WRITING/REPORTING
        (Course Id: 104059)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • BCMN 3340-001 ELECTRONIC NEWS
        (Course Id: 104066)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • BCMN 4395-050 PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 104089)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • BCMN 2347-001 BROADCAST WRITING/REPORTING
        (Course Id: 104059)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • PREL 3320-001 STRATEGIC SOCIAL MEDIA COMM
        (Course Id: 112114)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • BCMN 2347-001 BROADCAST WRITING/REPORTING
        (Course Id: 104059)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • BCMN 3340-001 ELECTRONIC NEWS
        (Course Id: 104066)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • COMM 5392-001 SEMINAR
        (Topic: New Media & Society | Course Id: 104135)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • BCMN 2347-001 BROADCAST WRITING/REPORTING
        (Course Id: 104059)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • BCMN 2360-001 INTRO BRDCST
        (Course Id: 104063)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • COMM 5698-050 THESIS
        (Course Id: 110719)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2015
      • COMM 5398-050 THESIS
        (Course Id: 104137)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • COMM 5300-001 ADV THEORIES IN COMMUNICATION
        (Course Id: 104123)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • BCMN 2347-001 BROADCAST WRITING/REPORTING
        (Course Id: 104059)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • BCMN 4320-001 CURRENT ISSUES TELECOMM
        (Course Id: 104081)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • COMM 5392-001 SEMINAR
        (Topic: Methods for Digital Media | Course Id: 104135)
        Summer - Five Week - Second - 2014
      • BCMN 3319-001 BROADCAST MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 104065)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • BCMN 2347-001 BROADCAST WRITING/REPORTING
        (Course Id: 104059)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • BCMN 3340-001 ELECTRONIC NEWS
        (Course Id: 104066)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • BCMN 2347-001 BROADCAST WRITING/REPORTING
        (Course Id: 104059)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • BCMN 4320-001 CURRENT ISSUES TELECOMM
        (Course Id: 104081)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • COMS 4395-050 PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 104318)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2013
      • BCMN 3319-001 BROADCAST MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 104065)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • BCMN 4395-050 PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 104089)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • COMM 5392-002 SEMINAR
        (Topic: New Media & Society | Course Id: 104135)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • BCMN 2347-001 BROADCAST WRITING/REPORTING
        (Course Id: 104059)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • BCMN 4320-001 CURRENT ISSUES TELECOMM
        (Course Id: 104081)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • BCMN 2358-002 TELEVISION PRODUCTION I
        (Course Id: 104062)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • BCMN 2347-001 BROADCAST WRITING/REPORTING
        (Course Id: 104059)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • BCMN 2358-002 TELEVISION PRODUCTION I
        (Course Id: 104062)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • BCMN 2347-001 BROADCAST WRITING/REPORTING
        (Course Id: 104059)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • BCMN 2358-002 TELEVISION PRODUCTION I
        (Course Id: 104062)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • BCMN 2347-001 BROADCAST WRITING/REPORTING
        (Course Id: 104059)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • BCMN 2347-002 BROADCAST WRITING/REPORTING
        (Course Id: 104059)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • COMM 2195-050 COMMUNICATION CAREER PRACTICUM
        (Course Id: 111212)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • BCMN 2358-002 TELEVISION PRODUCTION I
        (Course Id: 104062)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • BCMN 2347-001 BROADCAST WRITING/REPORTING
        (Course Id: 104059)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • BCMN 2347-002 BROADCAST WRITING/REPORTING
        (Course Id: 104059)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • COMM 3300-001 COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
        (Course Id: 104093)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • BCMN 2360-001 INTRO BRDCST
        (Course Id: 104063)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010

Service to the University

    • Sept 2018 to  Present Committee Chair
      Academic Standards
    • Sept 2018 to  Present Committee Member
      Graduate Studies Committee
    • Sept 2018 to  Present Position appointed by department chair
      Service and experiential learning data collection
      Collected data from all faculty members, spring & fall. Compiled data and wrote a report.
    • Sept 2017 to  Present Committee Member
      Graduate Assembly
      Attended all 2017-18 meetings of the Graduate Assembly representing the College of Liberal Arts.
    • Sept 2014 to  Present Committee Member
      Scholarship Committee
      Review dozens of student applications and make recommendations for various department scholarships.
    • Sept 2013 to  Present Committee Member
      Liberal Arts Research Committee
    • Sept 2018 to  Dec 2018 Committee Member
      Search Committee - Communication Studies position
      Conducting phone interviews with numerous applications, reviewing application, meetings with 3 finalists brought to campus.
    • Sept 2014 to  Aug 2018 Committee Member
      Academic Standards
    • Sept 2017 to  May 2018 Program Organizer
      ACES/Spotlight Planning Committee
      This committee organized a College of Liberal Arts event to Spotlight student research and creative work. I served as program chair, reviewing and selecting student applications and organizing sessions for the event.
    • Sept 2017 to  May 2018 Committee Member
      Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee
    • Sept 2015 to  Dec 2017 Committee Member
      Archer Center Graduate Program Selection Committee
      Primary responsibility is to interview, with the committee, each graduate student who applies for the Archer graduate fellowship.

Service to the Profession

    • May 2019 to  Aug 2019
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Tenure Dossier External Evaluator for Virginia Tech Department of Communication
      Read and evaluated the research of a candidate for promotion at VA Tech and wrote a report as an external reviewer.
    • Past to  Aug 2019
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journalism Studies
    • Feb 2019 to  May 2019
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer (San Francisco, CA, USA)
      Program Committee, International Workshop on Misinformation, Computational Fact-checking and Credible Web, The Web Conference
      Read and reviewed academic papers submitted to the Web Conference.
    • Past to  Jan 2019
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of Data and Information Quality
    • Mar 2018 to  May 2018
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of Data and Information Quality
    • Jan 2018 to  May 2018
      Reviewer, Book
      Grawemeyer World Order award
      Read and review a book nominated for the Grawemeyer World Order award
    • Dec 2017 to  Jan 2018
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of Communication
    • Nov 2017 to  Dec 2017
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Mass Communication and Society
    • Oct 2017 to  Nov 2017
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Social Media and Society