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.

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Recent publications

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.

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.

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) "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

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.


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