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 assistant professor of journalism 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 and specializes in digital journalism, mobile technologies, public discourse and social movements. His research attempts to bring insights from poststructuralist theory into the study of journalism, communication and technology. Brian’s current projects use the work of Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari and Bruno Latour to explore the production of public knowledge, looking at the ways in which technologies, political ontologies and journalistic practice render sensible the issues, events and phenomena that enter realms of public discourse and debate.

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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