Reece Peck

Reece Peck is an assistant professor in the Department of Media Culture at the College of Staten Island, CUNY. His research expertise lies in partisan media branding, television news and populist political rhetoric.

Peck earned his Ph.D. in Communication from the University of California San Diego, and is the author of Fox Populism: Branding Conservatism as Working Class (Cambridge, 2019). Peck provides commentary on news and politics for news organizations, including New York magazine, The Washington Post and Business Insider.

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Academic Interests

populism, partisan media, social class, taste, tabloid journalism, social movements, American history, genealogical methods, political communication, cultural studies 


Fox Populism: Branding Conservatism as Working Class (Cambridge, 2019)

“Usurping the Usable Past: How Fox News Remembered the Great Depression during the Great Recession.” Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism. March, 2016. 

“You Say Rich, I Say Job Creator’: How Fox News Framed the Great Recession through the Moral Discourse of Producerism,” Media, Culture and Society, volume 36 Issue 4 May 2014 pp. 526 – 535. 

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