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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 March 2024



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



Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

Perreault, G., Ferrucci, P. & Ficara, G. (2024) No More Market-Driven Than Hard News: Lifestyle Journalists’ Market Drive and Perceived Audience Obligations. Journalism Studies.

Perreault, G., Nölleke, D., Crawford, M. & Hackett, E. (2024) “Part of the team”: In house reporters navigating the journalistic periphery. Journalism and Media. 5,(1): 203-218.  

Perreault, M., Walsh, J. Perreault, G., Lincoln, L., and Moon, R.  (2024). What is rural journalism? "Occupationally Precarious or Socially Cohesive Epistemology in U.S. Rural Journalism. Journalism Studies.

 Perreault, G. & Tham, S. (2023) Effective Leadership in Journalism: Field Theory in Evaluating Newsroom Leadership. Journalism.  

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]

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