Quinnipiac University
Ben Bogardus is an assistant professor of journalism at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. He teaches various courses in broadcast journalism, including broadcast news writing, reporting for television, podcasting, and the "QNN Newscast" journalism capstone course, where students produce, write, report, edit, and anchor a local television newscast on Thursday afternoons. He also teaches a senior seminar in journalism ethics, storytelling (an introductory-level communications writing course), and other courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He is a former interim journalism department chair, has chaired school and university-wide curriculum committees, and has produced podcasts for the Quinnipiac University Podcast Studio.

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." He frequently returns to local newsrooms over semester breaks to keep his writing and producing skills current.

Prof. Bogardus's academic interests and writing centers around best practices and innovations in local television newscast producing, issues concerning newsroom ownership and management, and podcasting.
Welcomes Media Inquiries

Education

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

Areas of Expertise

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

Organization

  • Journalism

Office Location

  • Center for Comm.&Engineer 268

Mail Drop

  • CE-MCM

Experience

Quinnipiac University

Assistant Professor of Journalism

Hamden, CT

2010 - Present

WJLA (ABC 7)

Newscast Producer

Arlington, VA

2007 - 2010

KPRC (NBC 2)

Newscast Producer

Houston, Texas

2005 - 2007

WJXT (IND 4)

Newscast Producer

Jacksonville, FL

2002 - 2005

Selected Publications

Local TV News is Going #DigitalFirst

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Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) August (2019)

A Day in the Life of a Multi-Media Journalist

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Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) August (2019)

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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(2019)

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

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(2019)

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

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(2019)

Need a 6:30 Anchor? Send in the Clones

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Broadcasting & Cable Magazine January (2018)

5 Newsroom Trends Journalism Educators Need to Note

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Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) September (2018)

How to Teach Journalism Fundamentals, and Creativity, with Podcasts

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MediaShift.org August (2017)

Megyn Kelly Hardly a Lock to Succeed on NBC

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Broadcasting & Cable Magazine January (2017)