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Ph.D. Student and Doctoral Fellow, UT Austin
Jeremy Shermak is a doctoral student in the School of Journalism and Moody College of Communication Doctoral Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin. He has nearly 20 years of professional experience as a college professor, media analyst and journalist. He has taught at the collegiate level for 14 years, including his current assignment as an assistant instructor in the UT School of Journalism.
Jeremy also has practical media experience. He began as a general assignment/sports reporter and photographer at the Harbor Country News in New Buffalo, Michigan, before moving on to the same role for the South Bend Tribune in South Bend, Indiana. He later worked as a media relations analyst at comScore Networks, an Internet analytics agency, and then managing editor at market research firm Mintel International.
Jeremy’s general research interests include the use of social media during live coverage, including sports and weather events. He is currently studying the politicization of crisis communication during natural disasters, work routines of newspaper sports reporters, and partisan applications of “#fakenews.”