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Brian Carroll, Ph.D.
100 Laughlin Hall
Berry College
Mount Berry, GA  30149

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phone: 706.368.6944
fax: 706.802.6738
email: bc at berry.edu

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www.cubanxgiants.com


Welcome!
Greetings from Mount Berry, Georgia. I'm an associate professor of communication in the Communication Department at Berry College, and director of the College's Honors Program. My research interests include baseball and the black press, digital media, communication law and Shakespeare. Among the courses I teach are media law, writing for digital media, digital storytelling and visual rhetoric.
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I am also an adjunct professor in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina, teaching the online master's program distance education course,
Writing for Digital Media.

NEWS

Available NOW is a revision of Dr. Carroll's textbook for Writing & Editing for Digital Media. It hit bookstores in June.

Just published, Dr. Carroll's analysis of Shakespeare's Richard III using Roland Barthes's notions of myth and mamory. Read about it here.

This summer, Berry Communication students developed mulltimedia stories on the theme of "Madrid as Text" for VikingFusion, the department's multimedia digital publishing platform. We spent a month in Madrid "reading" the city's public spaces as texts for what they can tell us about the city's residents.

>> headphones Listen to Dr. C's interview about his first book, When to Stop the Cheering? The Black Press, the Black Community and the Integration of Professinonal Baseball, on Georgia Public Broadcasting.

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credentials academic c.v. (.pdf download) some (early) research
  professional resume teaching philosophy
 
teaching what should the law do? (honors oxbridge lecture series)
  what is the good life? (honors perennial questions course)
  digital media & distributed society (com 429 seminar)
  media law (com 416)
  digital storytelling (com 329)
  multimedia production (com 305)
  editing across platforms (com 303)
  writing & reporting (com 301) (inactive)
  sports communication (com 205)
  visual rhetoric (com 270)
  mass communication & society (com 201) (inactive)
  nationalism & imagined communities (eng 436/com 429)
  oxbridge lecture series: the first amendment (hon 251)
  freedom of expression® (com 429 seminar)
  international multimedia reporting practicum (com 428/429)
  electronic information sources (jomc 50) for UNC Chapel Hill (inactive)
 
bc's blogs Wandering Rocks on journalism, new media and emergence
  BerryLaw for media law course
  BerryOnline for news writing & editing courses
 
lecture notes web blogs, journalism & the law
  participatory journalism & new media ecosystem
  "we" media and the boom in blogs
  introduction to graphic design
  black press and baseball
  online source credibility
  writing/editing for digital media
 
podcasts interview with georgia public broadcast about black press book
  media law lecture on U.S. legal system and types of law
  media law lecture on FOIA
  media law lecture on commercial speech
  media law lecture on libel laws
  media law lecture on commercial speech (part 2)
  john witte on church, state and the first amendment: a history
  professor bill schabas on the future of northern ireland
  professor stephen ryan on the residues of conflict
  ms. clionagh boyle on the children of northern ireland
 
web development

american journalism historians association

  three circles foundation for fostered youth (produced by COM 305 students)
  aids resource council of rome & floyd county (produced by COM 329 students)
  florenceNow.net multimedia project (2008 international reporting program)
 

habitat for humanity of rome & floyd county (produced by COM 305 students)

  camerano italy multimedia project (2006 international reporting program)
 
photo albums rickwood baseball classic (2009) family (2003)
  turner field (2004) caesaria, israel (2006)
  england & ireland (2007) family pix (summer 2006)
  camerano, italy (2006) west bank (2006)
  jerusalem (2006) japan (2004)
  ireland (2005) montana (2004)
  mini tour of berry (2006) carolina (2003)
  copenhagen (2003) colorado springs (2004)
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Who were the Cuban X Giants? They were one of the very first professional black baseball teams, playing in New York City around the turn of the 19th century and made up of -- you guessed it -- mostly former Cuban Giants. They were good, winning the 1903 Colored World Championships behind the pitching of the legendary Andrew "Rube" Foster, who won four of the five games.