Ben Bogardus is a tenure-track assistant 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, communications storytelling, journalism ethics and the “QNN Newscast” journalism capstone course, where students produce, write, report, edit, and anchor a local television newscast on Thursday afternoons.
He is a former interim journalism department chair, has chaired school and university-wide curriculum committees and led the journalism department through a successful full revision of its curriculum. 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.
Prof. Bogardus produced podcasts for the Quinnipiac University Podcast Studio, including the award-winning highly edited narrative series, Hunger in Hamden, 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. His work in the Connecticut Mirror won third-place awards for “Best Column” in the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists “Excellence in Journalism” contest in 2017 and 2018.
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.