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Mark W Tremayne

Name

[Tremayne, Mark W]
  • Assistant Professor

Biography

Mark Tremayne is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington in the department of Communication.  He earned his doctorate in mass communication from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Tremayne’s research focuses on the transformation of journalism and mass communication in the digital era with particular emphasis on interactivity, network theory, online journalism, blogging, social networks and citizen media. Dr. Tremayne has published in Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, The Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Convergence: The International Journal of Research Into New Media Technologies, The Journal of Interactive Advertising, New Media and Society and Science Communication. He also produced an edited book, Blogging, Citizenship, and the Future of Media, published by Routledge. Prior to academia, Tremayne worked in broadcast journalism.

ORCID

http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9924-4782

Professional Preparation

    • 2002 Ph.D. in Mass CommunicationUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison
    • 1998 MA in JournalismUniversity of Texas, Austin
    • 1989 BA in Legal StudiesUniversity of California, Berkeley

Appointments

    • Sept 2011 to Present Assist Professor
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Sept 2010 to May 2011 Visiting Assistant Professor
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Sept 2002 to Aug 2009 Assist Professor
      University of Texas at Austin (UT)
    • Jan 2002 to May 2002 Resarch Assistant
      UW Madison
    • Jan 1999 to Dec 2001 Teaching Assistant
      UW Madison
    • Sept 1996 to May 1998 Teaching Assistant
      University of Texas at Austin (UT)
    • Jan 1996 to Aug 1996 Adjunct Instructor
      U. of South Florida

Memberships

  • Academic Organizations
    • 2010 to Present International Communication Association
    • 1997 to Present Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Board Member
    • 2008 to Present Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication

News Articles

Research and Expertise

  • Areas of Research and Expertise:

    Future of Media, Online Journalism, Network Theory, Interactivity & Experiments with New Technologies, Broadcasting, Online Citizenship and the Public Sphere, Political communication and new media.

    ORCID

    http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9924-4782

Publications

      Journal Article 2017
      • Tremayne, M. (2017). The Facebook Agenda: Global Social Media News Characteristics​. American Communication Journal 19(1). Available: http://www.ac-journal.org/?page_id=1737

        {Journal Article }

      Conference Proceeding 2016
      • Hassan, N., Tremayne, M., Arslan, F. & Li, C. (2016). Comparing Automated Factual Claim Detection Against Judgments of Journalism Organizations​. Proceedings of the Computation + Journalism Symposium, Stanford, CA, September 30.

        {Conference Proceeding }

      Conference Proceeding 2015
      • Hassan, N., Li, C. & Tremayne, M. (2015). Detecting Check-worthy Factual Claims in Presidential Debates. Proceedings of the 24th ACM international conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Melbourne, Australia, October 19-23.

        {Conference Proceeding }
      2015
      • Hassan, N., Adair, B., Hamilton, J., Li, C., Tremayne, M., Yang, J., & Yu C. (2015). The quest to automate fact-checking. Proceedings of the Computation + Journalism Symposium, New York, October 2-3.

        {Conference Proceeding }

      Journal Article 2015
      • Tremayne, M. & Minooie, M. (2015). Using Social Media to Analyze Candidate Performance During Televised Political Debates. Electronic News 9(3). Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/1931243115593321

        {Journal Article }
      2015

      Journal Article 2014
      • Harp, D. & Tremayne, M. (2014: republished). The gendered blogosphere: Examining inequality using network and feminist theory. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly Virtual Theme Collection: Women in the Newsroom, Status and Stasis. Online: http://jmq.sagepub.com/site/misc/womeninthenewsroom.xhtml

        {Journal Article }
      2014
      • Tremayne, M. & Clark, A.M. (2014). New Perspectives from the Sky: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Journalism. Digital Journalism 2(2), 232-246. doi: 10.1080/21670811.2013.805039

        {Journal Article }
      2014
      • Tremayne, M. (2014). Anatomy of Protest in the Digital Era: A Network Analysis of Twitter and Occupy Wall Street. Social Movement Studies 13(1), 110-126.

        doi:10.1080/14742837.2013.830969 

        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 2013
      • Tremayne, M. & Minooie, M. (2013). Opinion Leadership on Gun Control in Social Networks: Preferential Attachment versus Reciprocal Linking. American Communication Journal 15(4), 34-52.

        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 2008
      • Tremayne, M. (2008). Manipulating interactivity with thematically hyperlinked news texts: A media learning experiment.New Media & Society 10(5), 703-728.

        {Journal Article }
      2008
      • Tremayne, M., Chen, X., Figur, N. & Huang, J. S. (2008). Perceived authority and communication channel: Experiments with instant messaging. Social Science Computer Review 26(2), 178-189.

        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 2007
      • Tremayne, M., Schmitz Weiss, A. & Alves, R. C. (2007). From product to service: The diffusion of dynamic content in online newspapers.  Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly 84(4), 825-839.
        {Journal Article }

      Book Chapter 2007
      • Tremayne, M. (2007). Examining the blog-media relationship. In M. Tremayne (Ed.), Blogging, citizenship and the future of media. New York, Routledge, ix-xix.
        {Book Chapter }
      2007
      • Tremayne, M. (2007). Harnessing the active audience: Synthesizing blog research and lessons for the future of media. In M. Tremayne (Ed.), Blogging, Citizenship and the Future of Media. New York, Routledge, 261-272.

        {Book Chapter }

      Book 2007
      • Tremayne, M. (Ed.). (2007). Blogging, citizenship and the future of media. New York: Routledge, 287 pages.
        {Book }

      Book Chapter 2006
      • Tremayne, M. (2006). Applying network theory to the use of external links on news web sites. In X. Li (Ed.), Internet newspapers: Making of a mainstream medium. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 49-64.

        {Book Chapter }

      Journal Article 2006
      • Harp, D.M. & M. Tremayne (2006). The gendered blogosphere: Examining inequality using network and feminist theory. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly 83(2), 247-264. Summarized as "The mute majority" in Wilson Quarterly, Winter, 2007.

        {Journal Article }
      2006
      • Tremayne, M., Zheng, N., Lee, J., and Jeong, J. (2006). Issue publics on the web: Applying network theory to the war blogosphere. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 12(1), http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jcmc.2006.12.issue-1/issuetoc

        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 2005
      • Tremayne, M. (2005). Lessons learned from experiments with interactivity on the web. Journal of Interactive Advertising 5(2), http://jiad.org/article62.html

        {Journal Article }
      2005
      • Tremayne, M. (2005). News websites as gated cybercommunities. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies 11(3), 28-39.

        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 2004
      • Tremayne, M. (2004). The Web of context: Applying network theory to the use of hyperlinks in journalism on the web. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 81(2), 237-253.

        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 2001
      • Tremayne, M. & Dunwoody,S. (2001). Interactivity, information processing and learning on the World Wide Web. Science Communication, 23(2), 111-134.

        {Journal Article }

Presentations

    • October  2015
      Detecting Check-worthy Factual Claims in Presidential Debates

      As a step toward automatic fact-checking, we develop classication models to detect check-worthy factual claims from natural language sentences. We also identified the most-effective sentence features based on their impact on the accuracy of the classification models.

    • August  2014
      Using Social Media to Analyze Candidate Performance and Public Opinion During Political Debates

      A network analysis of Twitter discussion during the first presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney was used to examine the process of public opinion formation as the debate was occurring. What user characteristics are associated with centrality in this kind of network? What mechanisms drive hub formation? Does sentiment move toward one candidate or the other as the debate progresses? The viability of social networks as a gauge of public opinion is discussed.

    • June  2013
      Opinion Leadership in Social Networks: Preferential Attachment versus Reciprocal Linking

      A network analysis of Twitter discussion during the first presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney was used to examine the process of public opinion formation as the debate was occurring. Hypotheses derived from network theory were tested to determine which mechanisms drive hub formation.

    • August  2012

      Tremayne, M. & Clark, A. New Perspectives from the Sky: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Journalism. Paper presented at the annual conference.

    • May  2012

      Tremayne, M.  Anatomy of Protest in the Digital Era: A Network Analysis of Twitter and Occupy Wall Street. Presented at the annual conference.

    • August  2007

      Tremayne, M., Schmitz Weiss, A. & Alves, R. From product to service: Dynamic content in online newspapers. Presented at the annual conference, Communication Technology Division.

    • May  2007

      Harp, D. & Tremayne, M. Programmed by the People: The Intersection of Political Communication and the YouTube Generation. Presented at the annual conference.

    • August  2006

      Chen, X., Figur, N., Huang, J.S. & Tremayne, M. (2006). Perceived Authority and Communication Channel: Experiments with Instant Messaging. Presented at the annual conference, Communication Theory and Methodology Division.

    • August  2006

      Harp, D., Nichols, S., Tremayne, M. & Castronova, T. Women in the Blogosphere: Access, Practices, and Gender Politics. Presented at the annual conference, Commission on the Status of Women.

    • August  2005

      Harp, D. & Tremayne, M. The gendered blogosphere: Where promise meets reality. Paper presented at the annual conference, Communication, Technology and Policy Division.

    • August  2005

      Tremayne, M. & Schmitz Weiss, A. (2005). Contingent Interactivity and News Story Navigation: An Experiment. Paper presented at the annual conference, Communication, Technology and Policy Division.

    • May  2005

      Schmitz Weiss, A. & Tremayne, M. Issue salience and web page design: An agenda setting experiment. Presented at the annual conference.

    • August  2004

      Tremayne, M. (2004). News web sites as gated cybercommunities. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Communication, Technology and Policy Division, Toronto, August.

    • August  2004

      Tremayne, M. Untangling interactivity on the web. Paper presented at the annual conference, Communication, Technology and Policy Division.

    • May  2003

      Tremayne, M. (2003). Learning on the web: The importance of interactivity and motivation. Paper presented at the annual conference.

    • August  2001

      Tremayne, M. & Dunwoody, S. Interactivity as a cognitive process. Paper presented at the annual conference, Communication Technology and Policy Division.

    • February  2001

      Tremayne, M. & Dunwoody, S. Using Think Aloud Protocols to Compare the Usefulness of Science Web Sites. Paper presented at the annual conference.

    • August  2000

      Tremayne, M. Broadcasters on the Web: The changing patterns of mass communication. Paper presented at the annual conference. Top Three Student Paper, Communication Technology and Policy division.

    • August  2000

      Tremayne, M. The hypermedia news story. Paper presented at the annual conference,, Communication Technology and Policy Division.

    • August  1999

      Tremayne, M. Media convergence on the Internet. Paper presented at the annual conference, Communication Technology and Policy division (Top Three Student Paper).

    • August  1999

      Harp, D. & Tremayne, M. (1999). Everything leads to pornography: Myths and realities of searching the Web. Paper presented at the annual conference.

    • May  1999

      Tremayne, M. The Internet user: Active, passive or both. Paper presented at the annual conference, Communication and Technology Division.

    • May  1999

      Tremayne, M. Use of nonlinear storytelling on news Web sites. Paper presented at the annual conference, Communication and Technology Division.

    • December  1998

      Tremayne, M. Online news: The importance of interactivity. Paper presented at the Mid-Winter Conference on Media Convergence.

    • August  1997

      Tremayne, M. (1997). The Internet: Is the medium the message? Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, July-August.

Courses

      • BCMN 2347-001 Broadcast Writing & Reporting

        This course is designed to provide you with a foundation for broadcast writing that will carry you through your radio/TV career. You will learn how to write for the ear, how to conduct interviews, and how to use and edit sound and you will practice these skills throughout the semester.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • PREL 3320-001 Strategic Social Media Communication

        Strategic Social Media Communication is designed to teach students methods for applying public relations strategies to the practice of social media. The course will include an understanding of various social media platforms, and in order to keep up with the latest information in a dynamic and evolving industry, the course will feature a variety of guest speakers who currently work in social media.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • BCMN 2347-1 BROADCAST WRITING AND REPORTING

        This course is designed to provide you with a foundation for broadcast writing that will carry you through your radio/TV career. You will learn how to write for the ear, how to conduct interviews, and how to use and edit sound and you will practice these skills throughout the semester.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • BCMN 3340-1 ELECTRONIC NEWS

        This course is designed to provide you with the background needed to gather, write, report, and produce news for the electronic media. 

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • BCMN 2347-1 BROADCAST WRITING AND REPORTING

        This course is designed to provide you with a foundation for broadcast writing that will carry you through your radio/TV career. You will learn how to write for the ear, how to conduct interviews, and how to use and edit sound and you will practice these skills throughout the semester.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • PREL 3320-1 STRATEGIC SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNICATION

        Strategic Social Media Communication is designed to teach students methods for applying public relations strategies to the practice of social media. The course will include an understanding of various social media platforms, and in order to keep up with the latest information in a dynamic and evolving industry, the course will feature a variety of guest speakers who currently work in social media.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • COMM 5392-3 New Media and Society

        This class is intended to introduce students to a thriving area of communication inquiry. We will review new media research with an eye toward the theories and methods that have proven promising thus far, and work to extend the field with new work of our own. This class is a seminar, each week we will discuss a selection of readings.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • BCMN 2347-1 BROADCAST WRITING AND REPORTING

        This course is designed to provide you with a foundation for broadcast writing that will carry you through your radio/TV career. You will learn how to write for the ear, how to conduct interviews, and how to use and edit sound and you will practice these skills throughout the semester.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • BCMN 2347-2 BROADCAST WRITING AND REPORTING

        This course is designed to provide you with a foundation for broadcast writing that will carry you through your radio/TV career. You will learn how to write for the ear, how to conduct interviews, and how to use and edit sound and you will practice these skills throughout the semester.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • BCMN 3340-1 ELECTRONIC NEWS

        This course is designed to provide you with the background needed to gather, write, report, and produce news for the electronic media. 

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • BCMN 2347-1 BROADCAST WRITING AND REPORTING

        This course is designed to provide you with a foundation for broadcast writing that will carry you through your radio/TV career. You will learn how to write for the ear, how to conduct interviews, and how to use and edit sound and you will practice these skills throughout the semester.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • PREL 3320-1 STRATEGIC SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNICATION

        Strategic Social Media Communication is designed to teach students methods for applying public relations strategies to the practice of social media. The course will include an understanding of various social media platforms, and in order to keep up with the latest information in a dynamic and evolving industry, the course will feature a variety of guest speakers who currently work in social media.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • BCMN 2347-1 BROADCAST WRITING AND REPORTING

        This course is designed to provide you with a foundation for broadcast writing that will carry you through your radio/TV career. You will learn how to write for the ear, how to conduct interviews, and how to use and edit sound and you will practice these skills throughout the semester.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • BCMN 3340-1 ELECTRONIC NEWS

        This course is designed to provide you with the background needed to gather, write,

        report, and produce news for the electronic media. 

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • COMM 5392-1 New Media & Society

        This class is intended to introduce students to a thriving area of communication inquiry. We will review new media research with an eye toward the theories and methods that have proven promising thus far, and work to extend the field with new work of our own. This class is a seminar, each week we will discuss a selection of readings.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • BCMN 2360-1 INTRODUCTION TO BROADCASTING

        This course provides you with a survey of historical and contemporary operations and functions of broadcasting. You’ll learn how broadcasting and the electronic media operate including understanding of stations, distribution methods and facilities, regulation and the FCC, networks, advertising agencies, audience ratings and new technologies.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • BCMN 2347-1 BROADCAST WRITING AND REPORTING

        This course is designed to provide you with a foundation for broadcast writing that will carry you through your radio/TV career. You will learn how to write for the ear, how to conduct interviews, and how to use and edit sound and you will practice these skills throughout the semester.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • BCMN 4320-1 CURRENT ISSUES IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS

        This course focuses on recent developments and current literature in telecommunications, satellite distribution, and national and international telecommunications policies. Current problems and possible solutions are presented.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • BCMN 2347-1 BROADCAST WRITING AND REPORTING

        This course is designed to provide you with a foundation for broadcast writing that will carry you through your radio/TV career. You will learn how to write for the ear, how to conduct interviews, and how to use and edit sound and you will practice these skills throughout the semester.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • COMM 5300-1 ADVANCED THEORIES IN COMMUNICATION

        The purpose of this course is to introduce students to a variety of theories of communication. This includes some of the philosophical issues underlying the study of communication. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • COMM 5392-1 Methods for Digital Media Research

        This course is designed for graduate students who want to learn how to apply research methods to measure digital communication activity. The focus of the course will be on quantitative and qualitative research tools that can be applied to online communication contexts. Students will complete a major communication research project and paper suitable for publication.

      • BCMN 3319-1 BROADCAST MANAGEMENT

        This course is designed to provide students with the background needed to understand the characteristics, theories, and challenges in managing electronic media. Students will learn about the various management roles at work in a radio and television station, along with the internal and external forces that shape key decisions.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • BCMN 3340-1 Electronic News

        This course is designed to provide you with the background needed to gather, write,

        report, and produce news for the electronic media. 

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • BCMN 2347-1 BROADCAST WRITING AND REPORTING

        This course is designed to provide you with a foundation for broadcast writing that will carry you through your radio/TV career. You will learn how to write for the ear, how to conduct interviews, and how to use and edit sound and you will practice these skills throughout the semester.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • BCMN 3319-1 BROADCAST MANAGEMENT
        This course is designed to provide students with the background needed to understand the characteristics, theories, and challenges in managing electronic media. Students will learn about the various management roles at work in a radio and television station, along with the internal and external forces that shape key decisions.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus
      • COMM 5392-2 New Media and Society
        This class is intended to introduce students to a thriving area of communication inquiry. We will review new media research with an eye toward the theories and methods that have proven promising thus far, and work to extend the field with new work of our own. This class is a seminar, each week we will discuss a selection of readings.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • BCMN 2358-2 TELEVISION PRODUCTION I
        The fundamentals of television production, including videography, lighting, video editing and an introduction to studio production and switching.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • BCMN 4320-1 CURRENT ISSUES IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS
        This course focuses on recent developments and current literature in telecommunications, satellite distribution, and national and international telecommunications policies. Current problems and possible solutions are presented.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • BCMN 2358-2 TELEVISION PRODUCTION I
        The fundamentals of television production, including videography, lighting, video editing and an introduction to studio production and switching.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • BCMN 2347-1 BROADCAST WRITING AND REPORTING
        Writing non-dramatic scripts for radio and television. Emphasis is on writing for time and under deadline pressure as well as writing in active voice.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • BCMN 2358-2 TELEVISION PRODUCTION I
        The fundamentals of television production, including videography, lighting, video editing and an introduction to studio production and switching.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • BCMN 2347-1 BROADCAST WRITING AND REPORTING
        Writing non-dramatic scripts for radio and television. Emphasis is on writing for time and under deadline pressure as well as writing in active voice.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • BCMN 2347-2 BROADCAST WRITING AND REPORTING
        Writing non-dramatic scripts for radio and television. Emphasis is on writing for time and under deadline pressure as well as writing in active voice.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • BCMN 2347-1 BROADCAST WRITING AND REPORTING
        Writing non-dramatic scripts for radio and television. Emphasis is on writing for time and under deadline pressure as well as writing in active voice.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • BCMN 2358-1 TELEVISION PRODUCTION I

        In this course you will learn the fundamentals of television production, including videography, lighting, video editing and an introduction to studio production and switching.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • BCMN 2347-2 BROADCAST WRITING AND REPORTING
        Writing non-dramatic scripts for radio and television. Emphasis is on writing for time and under deadline pressure as well as writing in active voice.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • BCMN 2358-1 TELEVISION PRODUCTION I

        In this course you will learn the fundamentals of television production, including videography, lighting, video editing and an introduction to studio production and switching.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • BCMN 2358-1 TELEVISION PRODUCTION I

        In this course you will learn the fundamentals of television production, including videography, lighting, video editing and an introduction to studio production and switching.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • BCMN 2347-2 BROADCAST WRITING AND REPORTING
        Writing non-dramatic scripts for radio and television. Emphasis is on writing for time and under deadline pressure as well as writing in active voice.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • BCMN 2347-1 BROADCAST WRITING AND REPORTING
        Writing non-dramatic scripts for radio and television. Emphasis is on writing for time and under deadline pressure as well as writing in active voice.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • COMM 3300-1 COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

        This course focuses on the application of communication theories to understand mediated technologies such as computers, the Internet, the Web, electronic mass media, telephones, and emerging technological developments in the communication field. The course will introduce students to theories used to conceptualize the adoption and use of technologies in 21st-century homes and workplaces, such as media richness, critical mass, dual effects of technology, digital divide, unintended consequence of technologies, and social contagion theory. It will examine the extent and implications of convergence among digital technologies. Special attention will be given to the manner in which the design, adoption and use of communication technologies are shaped by social, economic, organizational, and marketplace considerations.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010 Download Syllabus
      • BCMN 2347-1 BROADCAST WRITING AND REPORTING
        Writing non-dramatic scripts for radio and television. Emphasis is on writing for time and under deadline pressure as well as writing in active voice.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010 Download Syllabus
      • BCMN 2347-2 BROADCAST WRITING AND REPORTING
        Writing non-dramatic scripts for radio and television. Emphasis is on writing for time and under deadline pressure as well as writing in active voice.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010 Download Syllabus
      • BCMN 2360-1 INTRODUCTION TO BROADCASTING
        A survey of historical and contemporary operations and functions of broadcasting. How broadcasting and the electronic media operate, including understanding of stations, distribution methods and facilities, regulation and the FCC, networks, advertising agencies, audience ratings, and new technologies.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010 Download Syllabus
      • COMM 3300-1 COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

        This course focuses on the application of communication theories to understand mediated technologies such as computers, the Internet, the Web, electronic mass media, telephones, and emerging technological developments in the communication field. The course will introduce students to theories used to conceptualize the adoption and use of technologies in 21st-century homes and workplaces, such as media richness, critical mass, dual effects of technology, digital divide, unintended consequence of technologies, and social contagion theory. It will examine the extent and implications of convergence among digital technologies. Special attention will be given to the manner in which the design, adoption and use of communication technologies are shaped by social, economic, organizational, and marketplace considerations.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010 Download Syllabus
      • BCMN 2347-1 BROADCAST WRITING AND REPORTING
        Writing non-dramatic scripts for radio and television. Emphasis is on writing for time and under deadline pressure as well as writing in active voice.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010 Download Syllabus
      • COMM 3300-1 COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

        This course focuses on the application of communication theories to understand mediated technologies such as computers, the Internet, the Web, electronic mass media, telephones, and emerging technological developments in the communication field. The course will introduce students to theories used to conceptualize the adoption and use of technologies in 21st-century homes and workplaces, such as media richness, critical mass, dual effects of technology, digital divide, unintended consequence of technologies, and social contagion theory. It will examine the extent and implications of convergence among digital technologies. Special attention will be given to the manner in which the design, adoption and use of communication technologies are shaped by social, economic, organizational, and marketplace considerations.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010 Download Syllabus
      • BCMN 2347-1 BROADCAST WRITING AND REPORTING
        Writing non-dramatic scripts for radio and television. Emphasis is on writing for time and under deadline pressure as well as writing in active voice.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010 Download Syllabus
      • BCMN 2347-2 BROADCAST WRITING AND REPORTING
        Writing non-dramatic scripts for radio and television. Emphasis is on writing for time and under deadline pressure as well as writing in active voice.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010 Download Syllabus
      • BCMN 2360-1 INTRODUCTION TO BROADCASTING
        A survey of historical and contemporary operations and functions of broadcasting. How broadcasting and the electronic media operate, including understanding of stations, distribution methods and facilities, regulation and the FCC, networks, advertising agencies, audience ratings, and new technologies.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010 Download Syllabus

Service to the Community

  • Volunteered
    • Jan 2013 to  Feb 2013 Judge for Barbara Jordan Media Awards

      Served as judge for 40+ broadcast and Internet contest entries from around the state.

Service to the Profession

  • Appointed
    • 2007 to  Present Editorial Board Member, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication

      An official journal of the International Communication Association.

  • Volunteered
    • Aug 2011 to  Present Manuscript Reviewer

      Reviewed numerous manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals including these:

      Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly (5 papers)

      Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (3)

      Journal of Communication (2)

      Communication Research (2)

      Journalism: Theory, Practice, Criticism (2)

      Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media (1)

      Journalism Studies (1)

      Digital Journalism (1)

      Social Movement Studies (1)

Service to the University

  • Appointed
    • Aug 2013 to  Present Member, Liberal Arts Research Committee

      Read and scored applications for Research Enhancement Grants

    • Aug 2011 to  July 2013 Member, Graduate Studies Committee, Department of Communication

      Reviewing and ranking applications for the department’s Master’s program and reviewing thesis proposals

    • Aug 2011 to  Present Member, Forum Committee, Department of Communication

      Creating, planning and participating in 2 to 3 faculty events per year

  • Volunteered
    • Mar 2012 to  Mar 2012 Judge, ACES student competition

      Reviewing and rankings students research presentations