Professor recognized for teaching excellence
Since joining the School of Communications in 2010, Professor Ben Bogardus has taught everything from broadcast news writing to TV reporting, TV newscast producing and podcasting. Each day, he brings a no limits, hands-on teaching approach to his classroom, for which he was named a ”Noteworthy Journalism Educator” by Crain's NewsPro magazine.
Bogardus' success as an educator also stems from his decades of professional success. As a journalist, he chased stories and worked on news teams in Jacksonville, Houston, Hartford and Washington, D.C. — where he won an Emmy, regional Edward R. Murrow award, two Associated Press awards for ”Best Newscast” and a national Murrow award for ”Best Breaking News.”
For Bogardus, being included on Crain’s NewsPro list of Noteworthy Journalism Educators isn't just an individual honor. It's proof of the effectiveness of his teaching philosophy.
”It reinforces my belief that the best way to teach journalism is to give students real-world reporting and producing experiences in the classroom,” he said. ”By pushing them to produce work of professional quality in class, they’re ready for great jobs after graduation.”