Dr. Gregory Perreault

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Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (by appointment only)

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Ph.D. in Journalism, Missouri School of Journalism
M.A. in Communication, Culture & Technology, Georgetown University
B.A. in Communication, Palm Beach Atlantic University


Currently Teaching (Spring 2023)

COM 2650 Sports Reporting
COM 4610 Mobile Journalism

Teaching and Research Specialties

Journalism and New Technology
Journalism and Hostility



  • Perreault, G. (2023-Forthcoming) Digital journalism and the facilitation of hate. London: Routledge 

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

  • 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., 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
  • 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

Recent Awards

  • Fulbright-Botstiber U.S. Scholar Award in Austrian American Studies. "Digital Journalist Role Conception in Austria and America." Fulbright Commission. U.S. Department of State. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. 2020-2021
  • Second-Place Faculty Paper (w/Kathryn Montalbano) "From Lifestyle Journalism to General News: Field Theory in the Hard News turn of Religion Reporting." Religion and Media Interest Group (AEJMC). 2021.
  • Top Faculty Paper (w/Patrick Ferrucci & Anna Dollar) “What is Digital Journalism? Defining the Practice and Role of the Digital Journalism.” Electronic News Division (AEJMC). 2020
Title: Associate Professor, Digital Journalism
Department: Department of Communication

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-2024

Office address
Walker Hall 245