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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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