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Advisory Board

Media Lab is building an advisory board that will offer a diverse perspective on the growth and future projects Media Lab will be working on. For more information on this group please contact Media Lab Director Carlos McBride.

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Carlos Mcbride NEPR

Carlos McBride brings extensive teaching experience to his role at Media Lab. Most recently, he’s served as adjunct faculty at several local colleges including Smith, Hampshire and Holyoke Community Colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Carlos also works with Commerce High School students through The Community Journalism program at UMass, Amherst.

The co-founder of TRGGR (Teach. Respect. Growth. Greatness. Responsibility.) Media Group, Carlos also ran a weekly radio show called TRGGR RADIO on 91.1 WMUA, for ten years, exploring politics, art, education, prison reform, media justice and music.

He is a Doctoral Candidate in Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies at UMass Amherst and holds an M.A. in Social Justice in Education also from UMass Amherst. Carlos received his B.A. in film and video from Hampshire College.


Brian is passionate about producing journalism with young people and telling stories about folks underrepresented in the media. He began this work in 2014 through UMass Amherst Professor Nick McBride’s Community Journalism Project, leading a group of journalism undergrads working with students at Springfield’s High School of Commerce. In this role he developed stories with UMass undergrads and students, edited their written and multimedia pieces, built a class website, and wrote articles for publication in local media focusing on issues important to the students.

Brian has been a part of Media Lab since its first class in February 2016. Since graduating from UMass Amherst in September 2016 he has continued his work in Community Journalism while transitioning from Media Lab intern into his Assistant Director role.

When Brian is not at Media Lab, he’s most likely watching soccer or listening to the hip-hop artists he is obsessed with.