Reece Peck

Reece Peck

Assistant Professor
Center for the Arts (1P) room 232A
Telephone: (718) 982-2186
reece.peck (at)

Reece Peck (Assistant Professor) earned his Ph.D. in Communication from the Department of Communication at University of California, San Diego. His research focuses on partisan branding strategies, tabloid journalism and populist rhetoric. His current book project, “Beyond Partisanship: Fox News and the Populist Style,” bring these fields of study together in order to explain Fox News’s rise to cable dominance and the popularity of its free market interpretation of the late – 2000s Recession. His project develops a theoretical framework that draws upon sociological theories of class, political theories of populism and articulation, semiotic analysis, and concepts taken from the fields of Critical Communication, Journalism Studies and Media Industry Studies.

Recent Publications

Peck, Reece. “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.