Brian Creech

Brian Creech

Assistant Professor

Journalism and M&C

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


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.


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

Courses Taught

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


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 16(8), 1010-1026.

Brian Creech and Shannon Rooney (2016). “Death of The New Republic”: Discursive conflict between tech industry management and journalism’s cultural value. Journalism Studies. Online ahead of print, DOI: 10.1080/1461670X.2015.1124734

Andrew Mendelson and Brian Creech (2016). “Make every frame count”: The practice of slow photojournalism and the work of David Burnett. Digital Journalism. 4(4): 512-529.

Brian Creech (2016). A newsmaker’s tool: The 35mm camera and journalism’s material epistemology. Journalism: Theory, Practices, and Criticism. Online ahead of print. DOI: 0.1177/1464884916657507

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.

Brian Creech and Andy Kavoori (2016). Beyond the global/local divide: Toward a transcultural understanding of mediated subjectivity. In Lucia Kraemer and Kai Merten, eds. Postcolonial Studies Meets Media Studies: A Critical Encounter. Bliefeld: Transcript Verlag; New York: Columbia University Press, pp. 67-84.


TitleType of AwardDate
Temple Summer Research AwardProvost research award2014
Temple Summer Research AwardProvost research award2016
SMC Junior Faculty Teaching AwardSchool-wide award2016