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

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Greetings from Mount Berry, Georgia. I'm a professor in the Communication Department at Berry College. My research interests include baseball and the black press, digital media, communication law and Shakespeare. Among the courses I teach are media law, digital storytelling, visual rhetoric, sports communication and sports journalism.
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Now available wherever fine books are sold, Dr. Carroll's Shakespeare's Sceptered Isle: Finding English National Identity in the Plays. Published in 2022 by McFarland & Co. in North Carolina.

New in May 2023 is the fifth edition of Dr. Carroll's textbook for Writing & Editing for Digital Media, with new chapters, including one on white boarding (ideation), and one on fake news, misinformation and disinformation.

Check out his second book on the Black press and the Negro leagues, A Devil's Bargain, also from Routledge.

Berry Communication students spent a month in Galway, Ireland this past summer doing international multimedia journalism. Their Project Galway stories are available at Viking Fusion.

In October, Dr. Carroll presented, "The Answer Man, the Lawyer, and the Informant: Private Policing and Publicity in Black America, 1920-1960," to the American Journalism Historians Assn. national convention in Memphis.

In November, Dr. Carroll presented, "Geography and Tradition: Finding College Football's Lost Paradise in Newspaper Coverage, 1869-1879," to the Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression, at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.

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academic c.v. (.pdf download) teaching philosophy
  professional resume
teaching what should the law do? (oxbridge lecture series)
  what is the good life? (perennial questions course)
  shakespeare & the invention of the human? (perennial questions course)
  digital media & distributed society (com 429 seminar) (inactive)
  media law (com 416 WI)
  theories of communication (com 415 WI)
  digital storytelling (com 329)
  multimedia production (com 305)
  editing across platforms (com 303)
  reporting & writing (com 250)
  rhetorical criticism (com 304)
  sports communication (com 205)
  sports journalism (com 311)
  visual rhetoric (com 270)
  oxbridge lecture series: the first amendment (hon 251)
  freedom of expression® (com 429 seminar)
  international multimedia reporting practicum (com 428/429)
  EC USG visual rhetoric (summer in Paris)
  EC USG travel writing (summer in Paris)
bc's blogs Wandering Rocks on journalism, new media and emergence
  BerryLaw for media law course
  Home News Now blog
student multimedia Project Galway: Ireland After COVID (2022)
  Place as Text: The Spaces of Florence (2018)
  Place as Text: The Spaces of Vienna (2014)
  Madrid as Text (2014)
  The Jews of Florence, Italy (2012)
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american journalism historians association

  aids resource council of rome & floyd county (produced by COM 329 students)

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

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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.