This is where my stuff lives (at least as long as I pay my bill to WordPress). I’m the director of community programming at Quinnipiac University, where I run the podcast program and host several podcasts, including Baffled with David DesRoches, a podcast taking a critical look at modern journalism practices. I have also hosted Isolated Together, about life during the lockdowns, and Select+CT in partnership with the University of Connecticut, about the digital media landscape in the Nutmeg State. I’m also senior producer of America Decoded, a Sundance-funded podcast about the inequities caused by technology. I’m also a voice actor and audiobook narrator.
Prior to entering academia, I spent a decade in journalism, and for half of that time I worked as an education reporter for WNPR, the NPR member station in Hartford, Conn. I also worked for a few newspapers, including The Darien Times.
Stories are available on the main menu above. Feel free to visit me on LinkedIn, and connect with me on Twitter and Instagram. You can also visit The Ferguson Files, an archive of the freelance work I did in Ferguson, Missouri after Michael Brown was killed by a police officer.
If you’d like to send me news tips, my email address is davidoftherocks[at]gmail[dot]com