Brian Creech

Academic Appointments
Assistant Professor
2013- Present, Department of Journalism, School of Media and Communication, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Appointed to Media and Communication doctoral faculty, 2014.

Research Interests
International communication, mobile technologies, visibility and the production of images, media and war/terrorism,digital journalism, democratic communication, critical and cultural approaches to communication, post-structural theory

Teaching Areas and Interests
Digital journalism, news writing and editing, media ethics, media criticism, international media, communication and technologies, critical and cultural theories of communication

Ph.D., Mass Communication, University of Georgia, 2013
Dissertation title: “From Arab Spring to Zuccotti Park: Digital communication practices and the shifting politics of visibility”
Major professor: Jay Hamilton

M.A., Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia, 2010
Thesis title: “Watching terror abroad: Discursively analyzing Indian news coverage of the 2008 Mumbai attacks”
Major professor: Jay Hamilton

B.A., English, Davidson College, 2005

Published Research (All available on Academia.edu page)

Brian Creech (2017) Bearing the cost to witness: The political economy of risk in contemporary conflict and war reporting. Media, Culture, & Society. Doi: 10.1177/0163443717715078

Michael Buozis and Brian Creech (2017) Reading news as narrative: A genre approach to journalism studies. Journalism Studies. Doi: 10.1080/1461670X.2017.1279030 

Brian Creech and Anthony Nadler. (2017) Post-industrial fog: Reconsidering innovation in visions of journalism’s future. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism. Doi: 10.1177/1464884916689573 

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

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

Brian Creech and Andrew Mendelson (2015) Imagining the journalist of the future: Technological visions of journalism education and newswork, The 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 (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 (2014) Digital representation and Occupy Wall Street’s challenge to contemporary political subjectivity, Convergence 20(4): 461-477.

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) Refugee status: Tracing the global flows of M.I.A. Communication, Culture, and Critique. 7(3): 267-282.

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.

Anandam Kavoori, Mark Lashley, and Brian Creech. (2017) Introduction to Voices for a New Vernacular: A forum on digital storytelling, International Journal of Communication. (in press).

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.

Mel P. Garber, Brian Creech, W. Dennis Epps, Matt L. Bishop, Sue Chapman (2010). University of Georgia’s Archway Partnership: A higher education outreach platform for   community engagement. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement,14(3).

Brian Creech, Postcolonial travel journalism and the new media. (2017) In Robert Clarke, ed. Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Travel Writing. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp. (In Press).

Brian Creech and Anandam 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.

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.

Teaching Experience

Temple University:  Researching Communication II: Qualitative Methods, MMC 9102, Critical Perspectives on Journalism, JRN 5001, Ethical Issues in Journalism. JRN 3704, Multimedia Storytelling, JRN 3601, Reporting and Writing 1, JRN 5002, Reporting and Writing 2, JRN 5012

University of Georgia: Editing and Production, JOUR 3510, Mass Communication Theory II: Critical, cultural, and historical approaches to Communication, JRMC 9011 (Co-taught with Elli Lester-Roushanzamir)

Honors and Awards

Temple University: Pre-Tenure Sabbatical, Fall 2016;  Summer Research Award, 2016 and 2014. School of Media and Communication, Junior Faculty Teaching Award.

McGill Fellow for Journalistic Courage, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia

Agnes Sentelle Brown Award for Scholarship, Leadership, and Service, Davidson College.

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