Brian Creech

Brian Creech

  • Lew Klein College of Media and Communication

    • Journalism

      • Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

      • Associate Professor


Brian Creech is an associate professor of journalism and associate dean for research and graduate studies in the School of Media and Communication at Temple University. He earned his PhD in mass communication from the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. He has served as director of the college's Media and Communication doctoral program and director of the journalism department's hyperlocal multimedia journalism capstone,, which won an Editor & Publisher EPPY award for Best Relaunch and Redesign during his tenure, as well as an AEJMC Teaching News Terrifically Award for mobile and remote reporting tools developed for students during the early months of the pandemic. Dr. Creech's research deals with journalism as a mode of public discourse implicated within broader relations of social and cultural power. Recent articles have appeared in Media, Culture and Society; Journalism: Theory, Practice, and Criticism; the International Journal of Cultural Studies; and New Media & Society. His most recent book, Journalism Education for the Digital Age (Routledge, 2021), looks at post-crisis debates about journalism education to understand how a mix of public ideals, market logics and industry concerns have come to animate discussions about digital journalism education and journalism’s future, and how academic cultures have been framed as obstacles to attaining that future. His current research looks at the complicated relationship between the journalism and technology industries, focusing both on reporting about the tech industry and the various ways the tech industry exerts influence over journalism's professional culture.

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Courses Taught




JRN 3707

Visual Communication


JRN 4196

Philadelphia Neighborhoods Capstone: News Beat


MMC 9005

Colloquium II


MMC 9207

Critical Textual Analysis


MMC 9883

Directed Readings/Comm


Selected Publications


  • Maddox, J. & Creech, B. (2022). Leaning in, pushed out Postfeminist precarity, pandemic labor, and journalistic discourse. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL of CULTURAL STUDIES, 25(2), 174-191. 10.1177/13678779211047997

  • Creech, B. & Maddox, J. (2022). Of essential workers and working from home: Journalistic discourses and the precarities of a pandemic economy. JOURNALISM. 10.1177/14648849211073450

  • Creech, B. & Parks, P. (2022). Promises Granted: Venture Philanthropy and Tech Ideology in Metajournalistic Discourse. JOURNALISM STUDIES, 23(1), 70-88. 10.1080/1461670X.2021.2000340

  • Maddox, J. & Creech, B. (2021). Interrogating LeftTube: ContraPoints and the Possibilities of Critical Media Praxis on YouTube. TELEVISION & NEW MEDIA, 22(6), 595-615. 10.1177/1527476420953549

  • Creech, B. (2021). Journalism Education for the Digital Age Promises, Perils, and Possibilities. Routledge.

  • Buozis, M., Rooney, S., & Creech, B. (2021). Journalism's institutional discourses in the pre-Internet era: Industry threats and persistent nostalgia at the American Society of Newspaper Editors. JOURNALISM, 22(1), 69-85. 10.1177/1464884918765300

  • Creech, B. (2020). Exploring the politics of visibility: Technology, digital representation, and the mediated workings of power. SEMIOTICA, 123-139. 10.1515/sem-2018-0043

  • Greenwalt, D.A. & Creech, B. (2020). Nostalgic environmentalities in the EPA's Documerica and State of the Environment projects. VISUAL COMMUNICATION, 19(4), 458-482. 10.1177/1470357218779119

  • Creech, B. (2020). Fake news and the discursive construction of technology companies' social power. MEDIA CULTURE & SOCIETY, 42(6), 952-968. 10.1177/0163443719899801

  • Creech, B. (2020). A Short History of Disruptive Journalism Technologies: 1960-1990. JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION QUARTERLY, 97(2), 538-540. 10.1177/1077699019900691

  • Creech, B. (2020). Finding the White working class in 2016: Journalistic discourses and the construction of a political identity. EUROPEAN JOURNAL of CULTURAL STUDIES, 23(2), 201-222. 10.1177/1367549418786413

  • Sun, W. & Creech, B. (2019). Celebratory consumerism on China’s Singles’ Day: From grass-roots holiday to commercial festival. Global Media and Communication, 15(2), 233-248. SAGE Publications. doi: 10.1177/1742766519848453.

  • Creech, B. & Roessner, A. (2019). DECLARING THE VALUE OF TRUTH Progressive-era lessons for combatting fake news. JOURNALISM PRACTICE, 13(3), 263-279. 10.1080/17512786.2018.1472526

  • Rooney, S. & Creech, B. (2019). A Digital Baron for a Digital Age: Chris Hughes and Neoliberalism's Ascendancy in journalism. DIGITAL JOURNALISM, 7(6), 746-761. 10.1080/21670811.2019.1604148

  • Creech, B. (2018). Bearing the cost to witness: the political economy of risk in contemporary conflict and war reporting. MEDIA CULTURE & SOCIETY, 40(4), 567-583. 10.1177/0163443717715078

  • Creech, B. & Nadler, A.M. (2018). Post-industrial fog: Reconsidering innovation in visions of journalism's future. JOURNALISM, 19(2), 182-199. 10.1177/1464884916689573

  • Clarke, R. (2018). The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Travel Writing. Cambridge University Press.

  • Buozis, M. & Creech, B. (2018). Reading News as Narrative: A genre approach to journalism studies. JOURNALISM STUDIES, 19(10), 1430-1446. 10.1080/1461670X.2017.1279030