Faculty Profile

Ben Bogardus

Ben J. Bogardus

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Assistant Professor 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 2019

Senior Seminar

Fall 2019

Journalism Capstone

Fall 2019



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