Scholar, Author, Professor
Gregory P. Perreault (Ph.D., Missouri) is an OOIR-ranked scholar of digital journalism. His research extends to journalistic epistemology, hostility in journalism and digital labor.
He served as Fulbright-Botstiber Professor of Austrian-American Studies at the University of Vienna Journalism Studies Center (2020-2021). He currently serves as a member 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. His work appears in New Media & Society, Journalism, Journalism Studies, Journalism Practice and Digital Journalism.
An avid runner, he most recently ran the 39.3 Asheville Marathon and a Half in Asheville, North Carolina. He works as associate professor of digital journalism at Appalachian State University.
Updated July 2022
Perreault, G. (2022) Digital journalism and the facilitation of 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. https://doi.org/10.1177/14614448221104233
Ferrucci, P. & Perreault, G. (2022-In Press) 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. https://doi.org/10.1080/17512786.2020.1835525
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. https://doi.org/10.1177/19312431221111380
Perreault, G. Moon, R., Fargen Walsh, J. & Perreault, M. (2022) "It's not hate, but..." Defining marginal categories in rural journalism. Journalism Practice. https://doi.org/10.1080/17512786.2022.2075782
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. https://doi.org/10.1177/10776990221084609
Perreault, G. & Meltzer, K. (2022) Metajournalistic discourse and reporting policies on white nationalism. Journal of Communication Inquiry. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/01968599211072452
Perreault, G. & Montalbano, K. (2022) Covering Religion: Field Insurgency in U.S. religion reporting. Journalism. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/ 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. https://doi.org/10.1080/08838151.2022.2093355
Holman, L. & Perreault, G. (2022) Diffusion of Innovations in digital journalism: Technology, roles, & gender in modern newsrooms. Journalism. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/14648849211073441
Perreault, G. & Bell, T. (2022) Toward a “digital” sport journalism: Field theory, changing boundaries and evolving technologies. Communication & Sport. 10,(3): 398-416. http://doi.org/10.1177/2167479520979958
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. https://doi.org/10.1080/17512786.2021.1949630
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). https://doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2021.1916777
Perreault, G. (2021) Reporting Religion: Narrating religion in gaming journalism. Journal of Media & Religion. Advance online publication.
Perreault, M.F. & Perreault, G. (2021) Journalists on COVID Journalism: Communication Ecology of Pandemic Reporting. American Behavioral Scientist. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/0002764221992813
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). https://doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2020.1869912
Perreault, G. & Ferrucci, P. (2020) What is Digital Journalism? Defining the Practice and Role of the Digital Journalist. Digital Journalism. 8(10), 1298-1316. https://doi.org/10.1080/21670811.2020.1848442