Faculty Profile

Ben Bogardus

Ben J. Bogardus

Welcomes Media inquiries

Assistant Professor of Journalism
Chair of Journalism


BA, Johns Hopkins University
MA, University of Virginia
MS, Syracuse University
Areas of expertise

Broadcast Journalism
Newsroom Management
Local News
TV News Production

Broadcast News Writing

Fall 2020

The Art of the Podcast (SPS 280)

Fall 2020

The Art of the Podcast (SPS 280)

Summer II 2020

Journalism Capstone

Fall 2020

Sports Clinical

Fall 2020

The Art of the Podcast (JRN 280)

Fall 2020

The Art of the Podcast (JRN 280)

Summer II 2020



Phone Number

(203) 582-3417

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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.

Quinnipiac University

2010 – Present

Assistant Professor of Journalism

Hamden, CT


2007 – 2010

Newscast Producer

Arlington, VA


2005 – 2007

Newscast Producer

Houston, Texas


2002 – 2005

Newscast Producer

Jacksonville, FL

Bogardus, B., An MMJ's Day: An Interactive TImeline Journal of Media Education (2019).

Bogardus, B., "Hunger in Hamden" Podcast Episode 1: What is Hunger? (2019).

Bogardus, B., "Hunger in Hamden" Podcast Episode 2: The Keefe Center and Dinner for a Dollar (2019).

Bogardus, B., "Hunger in Hamden" Podcast Episode 3: Three Ways Quinnipiac University is Helping (2019).

Bogardus, B., A Day in the Life of a Multi-Media Journalist Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), August (2019).

Bogardus, B., Local TV News is Going #DigitalFirst Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), August (2019).

Bogardus, B., 5 Newsroom Trends Journalism Educators Need to Note Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), September (2018).

Bogardus, B., Need a 6:30 Anchor? Send in the Clones Broadcasting & Cable Magazine, January (2018).

Bogardus, B., How to Teach Journalism Fundamentals, and Creativity, with Podcasts MediaShift.org, August (2017).

Bogardus, B., Megyn Kelly Hardly a Lock to Succeed on NBC Broadcasting & Cable Magazine, January (2017).