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Dr. Brian Carroll (Berry College) Kicks Off CALL Lecture Series at Westminster College

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Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Division of Communications, Arts, Languages and Literature (CALL) Speaker Series presents the lecture "Sports, Media and the Color Line" given by Dr. Brian Carroll, Professor of Communication and Chair of the Department of Communication at Berry College. Dr. Carroll will speak February 15 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Berlin Lounge at Westminster College.

Carroll’s lecture will examine Negro League history while drawing on insightful narratives from the players, team management and the journalists who covered them. Since 2003, Carroll has taught courses in media law, digital storytelling, visual rhetoric, sports communication, and sports journalism. His research interests include baseball and the black press, digital media, communication law and Shakespeare.

A former reporter, editor, and photographer, Carroll is also author of “When to Stop the Cheering? The Black Press, the Black Community, and the Integration of Professional Baseball” (Routledge, 2007); “A Devil’s Bargain: The Black Press and Black Baseball, 1915-1960” (Routledge, 2015); and “Writing and Editing for Digital Media” (Routledge, 2017).

“I have heard Dr. Carroll speak about the Negro League on several occasions,” says Dr. Randy Richardson, Visiting Assistant Professor in Communication Studies at Westminster College. “Because of his expertise as a journalist and a media scholar, Carroll brings a unique perspective to the game. I am quite sure that his talk will be insightful, entertaining, even inspiring.”

CALL is using Dr. Carroll’s lecture as a way to kick off a CALL Speaker Series, where scholars and interesting voices from their divisional areas of study will be brought to campus.

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For more information, contact Dr. Randy Richardson at or 724-946-7348.