Brian Creech

Brian Creech

Assistant Professor

Journalism and M&C

Annenberg Hall, Room 330C
2020 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Biography

Brian Creech is an assistant professor of journalism in the School of Media and Communication at Temple University. He received his Ph.D. in mass communication from the University of Georgia’s 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 Bruno Latour, Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, and Felix Guattari 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 into realms of public discourse and debate.

Education

DegreeFieldSchool
PhDMass CommunicationUniversity of Georgia
MAJournalism and Mass CommunicationUniversity of Georgia
BAEnglishDavidson College

Courses Taught

NumberNameLevel
JRN 3601Multimedia StorytellingUndergraduate
JRN 5002Reporting and Writing 1Graduate
JRN 5001Critical Perspectives on JournalismGraduate
MMC 9102Researching Communication 2Doctorate
JRN 3704Ethical Issues in JournalismUndergraduate
JRN 5102Reporting and Writing 2Graduate

Publications

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 (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.

Book chapters

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.

Awards

TitleType of AwardDate
Temple Summer Research AwardProvost research award2014