Scholar, Author, Professor

Gregory P. Perreault (Ph.D., Missouri) is a scholar of journalism and multimedia journalism professor at Appalachian State University. His research extends to journalistic epistemology, hostility in journalism and digital labor. He is an OOIR ranked scholar in field of Communication.

His work appears in New Media & Society, Journalism, Journalism Studies, Journalism Practice and Digital Journalism. He served as Fulbright-Botstiber Professor of Austrian-American Studies at the University of Vienna Journalism Studies Center (2020-2021) and currently serves as a member of the Standing Committee of Research for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). 

An avid runner, he most recently ran the 39.3 Asheville Marathon and a Half in Asheville, North Carolina.

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Recent publications

Updated May 2022



Perreault, G. (2022) Digital journalism and the facilitation of online hate. Routledge (Manuscript under contract with the “Disruptions in digital journalism” series/Series editor: Bob Franklin)


Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications


Perreault, G. & Hanusch, F. (2022) Field insurgency in lifestyle journalism: How lifestyle journalists marginalize Instagram influencers and protect their autonomy. New Media & Society.

Perreault, G. Moon, R., Fargen Walsh, J. & Perreault, M. (2022-In Press) "It's not hate, but..." Defining marginal categories in rural journalism. Journalism Practice.

Perreault, G., Kananovich, V. & Hackett, E. (2022) "Why the heck do news organizations endorse candidates?" How political journalists distance themselves from the editorial endorsement process. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly.


Perreault, G. & Meltzer, K. (2022) Metajournalistic discourse and reporting policies on white nationalism. Journal of Communication Inquiry. Advanced online publication.


Perreault, G. & Montalbano, K. (2022) Covering Religion: Field Insurgency in U.S. religion reporting. Journalism. Advanced online publication. 10.1177/14648849211073220


Holman, L. & Perreault, G. (2022) Diffusion of Innovations in digital journalism: Technology, roles, & gender in modern newsrooms. Journalism. Advanced online publication.


Perreault, G., Peters, J., Johnson, B. & Klein, L. (2021) How Journalists Think About the First Amendment Vis-à-Vis Their Coverage of Hate Groups. International Journal of Communication. 15,(2021).


Ferrucci, P. & Perreault, G. (2021) The liability of newness: Journalism, innovation and the issue of core competencies. Journalism Studies. 22,(11).


Perreault, G., Perreault, M. & Maares, P. (2021) Metajournalistic discourse as a stabilizer within the journalistic field: Journalistic practice in the COVID-19 pandemic. Journalism Practice. Advance online publication.


Perreault, G. (2021) Reporting Religion: Narrating religion in gaming journalism. Journal of Media & Religion. Advance online publication. 10.1080/15348423.2021.1875669


Perreault, M.F. & Perreault, G. (2021) Journalists on COVID Journalism: Communication Ecology of Pandemic Reporting. American Behavioral Scientist. Advance online publication.


Kananovich, V. & Perreault, G. (2021) The audience as journalistic boundary worker: The rhetorical use of comments to critique media practice, assert legitimacy and claim authority. Journalism Studies. 22,(3).


Perreault, G., Johnson, B., & Klein, L. (2020) Covering Hate: Field Theory and Journalistic Role Conception in the Coverage of White Nationalist Rallies. Journalism Practice. Advance online publication.


Perreault, G. & Ferrucci, P. (2020) What is Digital Journalism? Defining the Practice and Role of the Digital Journalist. Digital Journalism. 8(10), 1298-1316.


Perreault, G. & Bell, T. (2020) Toward a “digital” sport journalism: Field theory, changing boundaries and evolving technologies. Communication & Sport. Advance online publication.