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Scholar, Author, Professor

Gregory P. Perreault (Ph.D., Missouri) is a scholar of adaptation in journalism. His work focuses on journalistic epistemology, hostility in journalism and digital labor.

He currently serves as Chair of the Standing Committee of Research for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) and as Reviews Editor for Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. He served as Fulbright-Botstiber Professor of Austrian-American Studies at the University of Vienna Journalism Studies Center (2020-2021). His work appears in New Media & Society, Digital Journalism, Journalism, Journalism Studies, Journalism Practice and Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. His book Digital Journalism and the Facilitation of Hate (Routledge) was published in 2023. 

An avid runner, he most recently ran the 39.3 Asheville Marathon and a Half in Asheville, North Carolina. He serves as associate professor of media literacy & analytics the Zimmerman School for Advertising & Mass Communication at the University of South Florida. 

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Recent publications

Updated November 2023



Perreault, G. (2023) Digital Journalism and the Facilitation of Hate. London: Routledge



Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

Perreault, M.F., Fargen Walsh, J., Lincoln, L., Perreault, G. & Moon, R. (2023) "Everything else is public relations": How rural journalists draw the boundary between journalism and public relations in rural communities. Mass Communication & Society.


Perreault, G, Tandoc, Jr., E. & Caberlon, L. (2023) Life after death: Obituaries as metajournalistic discourse. Journalism Practice.


Perreault, G., Caberlon, L. & Stuart, C. (2023). Audience repair as paradigm repair: Fixing the ‘gamer’ in gaming journalism. Journalism History.


Perreault, G. & Hanusch, F. (2023) Normalizing Instagram. Digital Journalism   [PREPRINT]

Perreault, G. & Miller, K. (2022) When journalists are voiceless: How lifestyle journalists cover hate and mitigate harassment. Journalism Studies.

Perreault, G. & Bélair-Gagnon, V. (2022) The Lifestyle of Lifestyle Journalists: How reporters discursively manage their aspirations in their daily work. Journalism Practice.


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. & Nölleke, D. (2022) What is sports journalism? How COVID-19 accelerated a redefining of U.S. sports reporting.  Journalism Studies.

Ferrucci, P. & Perreault, G. (2022) The Local is Now National: The Athletic as a model for online local news. New Media & Society.

Perreault, G., Johnson, B., & Klein, L. (2022) Covering Hate: Field Theory and Journalistic Role Conception in the Coverage of White Nationalist Rallies. Journalism Practice. 16,(6): 1117-1133.

Hume, H. & Perreault, G. (2022) Media and Mass Shootings: Field Theory in CNN News Coverage of the Columbine High School and Parkland High School Mass Shootings. Electronic News.

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

Perreault, G., Kananovich, V. & Hackett, E. (2022) Guarding the Firewall: 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

Perreault, G. & Lynch, T. (2022) Discourse of Gaming: A Conceptual Framework of Gaming as an Interpretive Community. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media.


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

Perreault, G. & Bell, T. (2022) Toward a “digital” sport journalism: Field theory, changing boundaries and evolving technologies. Communication & Sport. 10,(3): 398-416.

Perreault, G., Perreault, M. & Maares, P. (2022) Metajournalistic discourse as a stabilizer within the journalistic field: Journalistic practice in the COVID-19 pandemic. Journalism Practice. 16,(2-3): 365-383.

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