Dana Rosengard, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Communication and Journalism

Phone: 617-573-8341
Fax: 617-742-6982
Email: drosengard@suffolk.edu
Office: Ridgeway Building, Rm. 313


  • PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MA, Johnson State College
  • MS, Northwestern University
  • BA, University of New Hampshire

Research Interests

  • Television news practices
  • Broadcast journalism policies
  • Cognitive development
  • Instructional theory


Dr. Rosengard received his B.A. in communication from the University of New Hampshire, an M.S. in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, an M.A. in education from Johnson State College (Vermont), and the Ph.D. from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Rosengard worked for more than ten years in television newsrooms as a reporter, anchor and producer, including an assignment at WCVB-TV/Channel 5 here in Boston. At Suffolk, he will focus on student broadcast opportunities originating from our new television studio.

Dana has successfully helped lead student television newscasts and other productions to state and national awards from the largest, national journalism associations and organizations in a teaching career that began in 1994.

Employment History

University of Oklahoma, 2005-2008
Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication
McMahon Centennial Professor of Journalism

University of Memphis, 2002-2005
Department of Journalism
Faculty Member

Lyndon State College, 1994-1999
Department of Television Studies
Faculty Member and News Director

WCVB-TV/Channel 5 (ABC), 1989-1994
Boston, MA
Newscast Producer

WJAR-TV/Channel 10 (NBC), 1988-1989
Providence, RI
Newscast Producer

WBNS-TV/Channel 10 (CBS), 1987-1988
Columbus, OH
Newscast Producer

WXVT-TV/Channel 15 (CBS), 1985-1987
Greenville, MS
News Anchor and Reporter

Honors and Awards

Teaching Award, 2007
Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication
University of Oklahoma

News Director Award, 2007 & 2006
“OU Nightly”
Best Television Newscast
Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association

Faculty Recruiting Award, 2007
Men’s Basketball Coach Jeff Capel
University of Oklahoma

Service Award, 2007
News Division
Broadcast Education Association

Executive Producer Award, 2006
“The Sports Package”
Best Television Talk Show
Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association

Managing Editor Award, 2002
“Carolina Week”
Television Newscast of the Year
Broadcast Education Association

Distinguished Service Award, 1998
Vermont A.P. Broadcasters

Mark of Excellence Award, 1997
“NewsCenter 2”/Lyndon State College
Television Newscast of the Year
Society of Professional Journalists

Selected Publications

"A Descriptive Analysis of NBC’s Coverage of the 2004 Summer Olympics.” Journal of Sports and Media (Volume 2, Number 1, Spring 2007, p. 53) with C.A. Tuggle and Suzanne Huffman

“Reporting Live from the Scene: Enough to Attract the 18-24 Audience?” Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media (Volume 51, Number 1, March 2007, p.58) with C.A. Tuggle and Suzanne Huffman

“Preface.” Broadcast News Handbook: Writing, Reporting & Producing in a Converging Media World, C.A. Tuggle, Forrest Carr, and Suzanne Huffman (3rd edition, 2007; 2nd edition, 2004)

“How Campus Media Cover Sports: The Gender-Equity Issue, One Generation Later.” Mass Communication & Society (Volume 7, Number 4, 2004, p.475) with C.A. Tuggle and Suzanne Huffman

“Reflections on an American Tragedy: Media Studies of September 11, 2001.” Newspaper Research Journal (Volume 24, No. 1, winter 2003, p.1)

“For the Ear to Hear: Conversational Writing on Network Television News Magazines.” Southwestern Mass Communication Journal (Volume 17, Number 2, 2002, p. 97) with C.A. Tuggle and Suzanne Huffman

“A Descriptive Analysis of NBC’s Coverage of the 2000 Summer Olympics.” Mass Communication & Society (Volume 5, Number 3, 2002, p.361) with C.A. Tuggle and Suzanne Huffman

Professional Activities

Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)
accreditation site team member

KOCO-TV/Channel 5 (ABC), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Summer 2007
Lisa John Faculty Fellowship
selected as the one Oklahoma broadcast faculty member for a funded summer assignment in a
television newsroom

KBJR-TV/Channel 6 (NBC), Duluth, Minnesota, Summer 2003
RTNDF Educator in the Newsroom Fellow
selected in national search for a fully-funded return to professional newsroom for continuing
education experience

WPTZ-TV/Channel 5 (NBC), Plattsburgh, New York/Burlington, Vermont, Summer 1999
General Assignment Reporter
covered breaking and scheduled news events for main evening newscasts; reporting included live coverage of breaking and lead stories

Courses Taught

CJN 177 - Professional Communication
CJN 253 - Broadcast Journalism
CJN 490 - Temple Street Project
CJN 494 - Suffolk U News