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Sid Bedingfield
Visiting Professor
Broadcast Journalism

M.A., University of South Carolina
B.A., Florida State University

Sid Bedingfield joined the faculty in 2007 after working in daily journalism for more than 25 years. He teaches courses in broadcast and multimedia journalism, media and politics, and media history.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Bedingfield is a doctoral candidate in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. His research focuses on the intersection of media and politics, in both historical and contemporary settings. His peer-reviewed work has been published in Journalism and Mass Communications Quarterly, American Journalism, Journalism History, and Newspaper Research Journal. His most recent article concerns frame building in the 2012 presidential election and is scheduled for publication in 2014 in Journalism and Mass Communications Quarterly.

In 2011, Bedingfield was a National Endowment for Humanities Summer Fellow at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University. During his time there, Bedingfield helped develop a course on media and civil rights history.

During his professional career, Bedingfield spent nearly 20 years at CNN, where he held positions that included managing all U.S. news programming and production, overseeing documentary and long-form programming, and helping to launch CNN International.

In 2001, Bedingfield directed CNN programming during and after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, coverage awarded RTNDA’s Edward R. Murrow award. CNN documentary productions, under Bedingfield’s guidance, received Polk, Emmy, Headliner, Overseas Press Club and Edward R. Murrow Awards.

While working for CNN International, Bedingfield served as senior producer for coverage of Nelson Mandela’s 1994 election in South Africa, the British handover of Hong Kong in 1997, and the elections of Boris Yeltsin in Russia in 1996 and Tony Blair in Great Britain in 1997. Bedingfield also worked in Jerusalem covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and in Haiti during the U.S. military occupation in 1994.

Before joining CNN, Bedingfield spent eight years working for newspapers and the UPI wire service, including a stint as UPI’s state editor in Columbia.

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E-mail:bedingfield@sc.edu

Also on the web:

SidBedingfield.com
@SidBedingfield

Office:
Phone: 803.777.6272
Fax: 803.777.4103
Room: 4011B

Hours:
Tuesday 11A-1:30P
Thur. 11A-12:30P
And by appointment

Syllabi:

Jour 202 - Writing for Mass Communications

Jour 434_001 - Electronic Journalism

Jour 434_002 - Electronic Journalism

 
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