John Carroll

Assistant Professor, Mass Communication, Boston University

Professor Carroll is a veteran of both the advertising and journalism worlds. For five years he was executive producer of news programs at WGBH-TV in Boston; for the three years previous to that, he was producer/panelist on the daily show Greater Boston and the weekly program Beat the Press. Over the past 20 years he has also written extensively on advertising and the media as a regular columnist for the Boston Globe and Adweek magazine, and as a commentator on WBUR-FM and National Public Radio. Carroll has won numerous national and regional journalism awards, including the RTNDA’s Edward R. Murrow award for writing, the National Press Club’s Arthur Rowse award for press criticism, and multiple New England Emmys for commentary and news writing. In addition, he spent almost two decades as a creative director and consultant in the advertising industry

Past Appearances

Knowledge@Wharton: November 12, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Jim Breckenridge (Provost , United States Army War College), Felix Mormann (Associate Professor, Texas A&M University School of Law), Rick Edmonds (Media Business Analyst, Poynter Institute), Brian Berkey (Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School), J. Keith Gilless (Dean of College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley), John Carroll (Assistant Professor, Mass Communication, Boston University), Howard Kunreuther (James G. Dinan Professor of Decision Sciences and Public Policy; Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions; Co-Director, Risk Management and Decision Processes Center; Co-Author of “Mastering Catastrophic Risk”, The Wharton School), and Eric Orts (Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics and Management; Director, Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership, Wharton) on the Monday, November 12, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Monday, November 12, 2018

Knowledge@Wharton: August 15, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Ken Auletta (Writer, The New Yorker), Frank Lantz (Director, NYU Game Center, NYU), Soraya Murray (Associate Professor, Film and Digital Media Department, University of California at Santa Cruz), Rick Edmonds (Media Business Analyst, Poynter Institute), John Carroll (Assistant Professor, Mass Communication, Boston University), Jacques deLisle (Professor of Law & Professor of Political Science; Director, University of Pennsylvania’s Center for East Asian Studies), Minyuan Zhao (Associate Professor of Management, The Wharton School), Marshall Meyer (Emeritus Professor of Management, The Wharton School), and Ethan Mollick (Professor, The Wharton School) on the Wednesday, August 15, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Knowledge@Wharton: August 8, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Dave Karpf (Associate Professor; Author of “Analytic Activism: Digital Listening and the New Political Strategy”, George Washington University), Peter Henning (Professor of Law, Wayne State University Law School), David Kirsch (Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship; Author of “Bubbles and Crashes: The Boom and Bust of Technological Innovation”, Robert H. Smith School of Business), Kurtis Minder (CEO, GroupSense), Tom Richards (Chief Strategy Officer, Co-Founder, GroupSense), Morra Aarons-Mele (Founder; Author of “Hiding in the Bathroom”, Women Online; The Mission List), John Carroll (Assistant Professor, Mass Communication, Boston University), and Saikat Chaudhuri (Adjunct Associate Professor of Management; Executive Director of the Mack Institute for Innovation, The Wharton School) on the Wednesday, August 8, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Knowledge@Wharton: July 24, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Steven Ujifusa (Historian and Author), Patrick Parenteau (Professor of Law, Senior Counsel at the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic (ENRLC), Vermont Law School), David Owen (Professor of Law, UC Hastings College of Law), John Carroll (Assistant Professor, Mass Communication, Boston University), and Krista Schwarz (Assistant Professor of Finance, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania) on the Tuesday, July 24, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Knowledge @Wharton: May 9, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Daniela Lamas (Pulmonary and Critical Care Doctor; Faculty Member, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Harvard Medical School; Ariadne Labs), Harry Holzer (LaFarge Professor of Public Policy; Senior Fellow, Georgetown University; Brookings), Nader Habibi (Henry J. Leir Professor of the Economics of the Middle East, the Crown Center for Middle East Studies; Senior Lecturer, Economics Dept, Brandeis University), Philip Nichols (Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania), Rick Edmonds (Media Business Analyst, Poynter Institute), John Carroll (Assistant Professor, Mass Communication, Boston University), and Peter Cappelli (Professor of Management; Director of the Center for Human Resources; Author, The Wharton School) on the Wednesday, May 9, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Knowledge @Wharton: March 19, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Robert Dover (Associate Professor in Intelligence and Security, University of Leicester), Dinny McMahon (Fellow; Former Journalist, MacroPolo, The Paulson Institute), James Serpell (Professor of Humane Ethics and Animal Welfare at School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; President, International Society for Anthrozoology, University of Pennsylvania, International Society for Anthrozoology), Andrea Matwyshyn (Professor of Law and Professor of Computer Science, Northeastern University), Rick Edmonds (Media Business Analyst, Poynter Institute), and John Carroll (Assistant Professor, Mass Communication, Boston University) on the Monday, March 19, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Monday, March 19, 2018

Knowledge @Wharton: January 2, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Reed Shuldiner (Alvin L. Snowiss Professor of Law; Co-Director, Center for Tax Law and Policy, Penn Law), Daniel Hemel (Assistant Professor of Law, University of Chicago School of Law), Daniel Kelemen (Professor of Political Science, Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Politics, Rutgers University), Erik Jones (Director of European and Uraisan Studies; Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy, Johns Hopkins University), Rick Edmonds (Media Business Analyst, Poynter Institute), Robert Field (Professor of Law and Public Health; Lecturer in Health Care Management at Wharton, Drexel University’s Kline School of Law and Dornsife School of Public Health), John Carroll (Assistant Professor, Mass Communication, Boston University), Michael Knoll (Theodore K. Warner Professor of Law & Professor of Real Estate; Co-Director, Deputy Dean of Center for Tax Law and Policy, University Of Pennsylvania, Penn Law), and Mark Pauly (Bendheim Professor, Professor of Health Care Management , Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania) on the Tuesday, January 2, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Knowledge @Wharton: September 20, 2017

Host Dan Loney is joined by Marc Rosenberg (Entrepreneur; Former EVP of Marketing, Tiger Electronics), Callum Borchers (Media and Political Reporter, Washington Post), Denice Ross (Public Interest Technology Fellow, New America), Finnbar Livesey (Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Politics and International Studies; Author of “From Global to Local: The Making of Things and the End of Globalization”, University of Cambridge), Salimah LaForce (Research Analyst, Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP); Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Inclusive Technologies (Wireless RERC), Georgia Institute of Technology), John Carroll (Assistant Professor, Mass Communication, Boston University), Daniel Raff (Associate Professor, Management, The Wharton School), and Jennifer Golbeck (Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab and Associate Professor of Information Studies, University of Maryland) on the Wednesday, September 20, 2017 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Knowledge @Wharton: August 24, 2017

Host Dan Loney is joined by Shira Scheindlin (Former US District Judge; Litigation Practice Group Member, Stroock NY), Michelle Egan (Professor, School of International Service; Global Fellow, Wilson Center, American University), Stephanie Resnick (Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP), Rick Edmonds (Media Business Analyst, Poynter Institute), Mark Cohen (Director of Retail Studies, Columbia University Graduate School of Business), Brendan O’Leary (The Lauder Professor of Political Science, The University of Pennsylvania), John Carroll (Assistant Professor, Mass Communication, Boston University), and Barbara Kahn (Patty and Jay H. Baker Professor Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School) on the Thursday, August 24, 2017 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, August 24, 2017

Knowledge @Wharton: August 1, 2017

Host Dan Loney is joined by Anand Swaminathan (Senior Partner; Co-Author of “Digital@Scale: The Playbook You Need to Transform Your Company”, McKinsey San Francisco), Jennifer McCoy (Distinguished University Professor, Georgia State University), Neil Buchanan (Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School), Dorothy Kronick (Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of Pennsylvania), Harry Stein (Director of Fiscal Policy, Center for American Progress), Rick Edmonds (Media Business Analyst, Poynter Institute), John Carroll (Assistant Professor, Mass Communication, Boston University), and Marc Meredith (Associate Professor, Political Science; Associate Processor, the Business Economics and Public Policy Department, University of Pennsylvania; The Wharton School) on the Tuesday, August 1, 2017 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2017

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Professor Carroll is a veteran of both the advertising and journalism worlds. For five years he was executive producer of news programs at WGBH-TV in Boston; for the three years previous to that, he was producer/panelist on the daily show Greater Boston and the weekly program Beat the Press. OverRead More

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