Scholar, Author, Professor
Gregory P. Perreault (Ph.D., Missouri) is a scholar of digital journalism, focusing on journalistic epistemology, hostility in journalism and digital labor.
He currently serves as Vice 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 works as associate professor of digital journalism at Appalachian State University. Starting in fall 2023, he will serve as associate professor of media literacy & analytics the Zimmerman School for Advertising & Mass Communication at the University of South Florida.
Updated April 2023
Perreault, G. (2023) Digital Journalism and the Facilitation of Hate. London: Routledge
Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications
Perreault, G, Tandoc, Jr., E. & Caberlon, L. (2023) Life after death: Obituaries as metajournalistic discourse. Journalism Practice. https://doi.org/10.1080/17512786.2023.2202642
Perreault, G., Caberlon, L. & Stuart, C. (2023). Audience repair as paradigm repair: Fixing the ‘gamer’ in gaming journalism. Journalism History. https://doi.org/10.1080/00947679.2023.2203022
Perreault, G. & Miller, K. (2022) When journalists are voiceless: How lifestyle journalists cover hate and mitigate harassment. Journalism Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2022.2135583
Perreault, G. & Bélair-Gagnon, V. (2022) The Lifestyle of Lifestyle Journalists: How reporters discursively manage their aspirations in their daily work. Journalism Practice. https://doi.org/10.1080/17512786.2022.2111697
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
Perreault, G. & Nölleke, D. (2022) What is sports journalism? How COVID-19 accelerated a redefining of U.S. sports reporting. Journalism Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2022.2117237
Ferrucci, P. & Perreault, G. (2022) The Local is Now National: The Athletic as a model for online local news. New Media & Society. https://doi.org/10.1177/14614448221117748
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) Guarding the Firewall: 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