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.
University of Georgia
Journalism and Mass Communication
University of Georgia
Reporting and Writing 1
Critical Perspectives on Journalism
Researching Communication 2
Ethical Issues in Journalism
Reporting and Writing 2
Peer-reviewed journal articles
Brian Creech (2013). “The rising tide of war:” Cambodian bombings and the discourses of American military power in Time. The Communication Review. 16(4):189-210.
Brian Creech (2014). Refugee status: Tracing the global flows of M.I.A. Communication, Culture, and Critique. 7(3): 267-282.
Stephen McCreery and Brian Creech (2014). The journalistic value of emerging technologies: American wartime newsreels and press reaction during World War II. Journalism History. 40(3): 177-186.
Brian Creech (2014). Digital representation and Occupy Wall Street’s challenge to contemporary political subjectivity. Convergence.20(4): 461-477.
Brian Creech (2014). “Six foreigners among 101 dead”: Analyzing the journalistic discourses surrounding the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies. 11(4): 401-419.
Brian Creech and Andrew Mendelson (2015). Imagining the journalist of the future: Technological visions of journalism education and news work. Communication Review 18(2): 142-165.
Brian Creech (2015). Disciplines of truth: The “Arab Spring,” American journalistic practice, and the production of public knowledge.Journalism: Theory, Practice, and Criticism. Published online ahead of print. Doi: 10.1177/1464884914550971.
Invited essays in peer-reviewed journals
Brian Creech (2013). “A Poststructuralist Approach to Theory and History: Toward a Genealogical Understanding of Media Texts and Artifacts,” in A measure of theory?: Three historians and one Foucaultian scholar consider the role of theory in journalism history.American Journalism. 30(2), 260-278.
Brian Creech (2014), The spectacle of past violence: Travel journalism and dark tourism. in Elfriede Fursich and Folker Hanusch, eds.Travel Journalism: Exploring Production, Impact and Culture. New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 249-266.
Type of Award
Temple Summer Research Award
Provost research award