Dr. Gregory Perreault

Contact and Overview

Email Address


Office Hours

Wednesday 10:00am-2:00pm (by appointment only)


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 (Fall 2022)

COM 1300 Journalism: Intro
COM 3340 Journalism Ethics Free Society
COM 3520 Instructional Asst.
COM 4610 Specialized Reporting

Teaching and Research Specialties

Journalism and New Technology
Journalism and Hostility

Selected Publications

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., 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. & 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., 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). https://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/17930

Ferrucci, P. & Perreault, G. (2021) The liability of newness: Journalism, innovation and the issue of core competencies. Journalism Studies. 22,(11): 1436-1449. https://doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2021.1916777

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, Journalism
Department: Department of Communication

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-2024

Office address
Walker Hall 245