This is where my stuff lives — as long as I pay my WordPress bill! 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 (it was a finalist for the People’s Choice Podcast Award, alongside The Problem with Jon Stewart). 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 an adjunct professor for both the journalism and film departments at Quinnipiac, where I teach Audio Storytelling, Advanced Podcasting, and Projects in Audio Production.
Here are links to a few audio projects I reported and produced:
- Poison Lurking in Schools: An episode about PCBs for the show Reveal
- Making Sense: Deaf Children and the Choices Their Parents Face
- America Decoded: Forecasting Abuse. A Sundance Institute-funded podcast pilot
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