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Ben Bogardus is an associate professor of journalism at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. He teaches various courses in broadcast and digital journalism, including broadcast news writing, reporting for television, podcasting, journalism ethics and the “QNN Newscast” journalism capstone course, where students produce, write, report, edit, and anchor a local television newscast on Thursday afternoons.

Prof. Bogardus has reported, written and produced two separate podcast series for the Quinnipiac University Podcast Studio: "Reporting on 9/11," a 10-episode narrative documentary series about journalists who covered the September 11th attacks, and the award-winning "Hunger in Hamden," a 6-episode series looking at the ways people are fighting hunger and food insecurity around Hamden, Connecticut. He also has had peer-reviewed work published in the Journal of Media Education and trade journals such as Broadcasting & Cable Magazine, RTDNA.org, TVTechnology.com, Mediashift.org, and has published opinion pieces in the New York Post, New Haven Register and Connecticut Mirror.

Before coming to Quinnipiac in 2010, Prof. Bogardus worked as a major-market local television newscast producer in the Washington, D.C., Houston and Jacksonville, Florida markets. His work received an Emmy, Edward R. Murrow, and two Associated Press awards for "best newscast," and a national Edward R. Murrow award for "best breaking news coverage."


  • BA, Johns Hopkins University
  • MA, University of Virginia
  • MS, Syracuse University

Areas of Expertise

  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Podcasting
  • Newsroom Management
  • Local News
  • TV News Production


  • Journalism

Office Location

  • Comms, Computing & Engineering 132C

Mail Drop

  • CE-MCM

News & Media

‘TV talkers from Pat McAfee to Rachel Maddow gain new license to blast bosses on-air'

March 28, 2024

Ben Bogardus, interim associate dean of the School of Communications and associate professor of journalism, discussed the power that broadcast anchors have over their bosses — and how it is likely to expand.

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Quinnipiac University

Assistant Professor of Journalism

Hamden, CT

2010 - Present


Newscast Producer

Arlington, VA

2007 - 2010


Newscast Producer

Houston, Texas

2005 - 2007


Newscast Producer

Jacksonville, FL

2002 - 2005

Selected Publications

Forthcoming Peer Reviewed Journal

An MMJ's Day: An Interactive TImeline

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Journal of Media Education (2019)

"Hunger in Hamden" Podcast Episode 1: What is Hunger?

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"Hunger in Hamden" Podcast Episode 2: The Keefe Center and Dinner for a Dollar

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"Hunger in Hamden" Podcast Episode 3: Three Ways Quinnipiac University is Helping

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