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Do you have a career interest in digital media, film, or television? Are you a student looking for your next step after graduation? “Select+CT” is a Digital Media Connecticut (DMCT) podcast series dedicated to Connecticut’s Digital Media industry, focusing on topics relevant to the State’s next generation of digital media talent. Hosted by Quinnipiac’s David DesRoches, and produced in partnership with the University of Connecticut and the CT Office of Film, Television, and Digital Media. Weekly podcast episodes feature interviews with industry professionals and faculty from Connecticut institutions offering degrees in Digital Media and related fields. Topics include Digital Media Entrepreneurship, Freelancing, Digital Media Marketing, Social Journalism, Film/Video, and much more.
About David DesRoches
David DesRoches is Quinnipiac University’s director of community programming, where he manages and hosts a network of podcasts. He is also an adjunct professor who teaches Audio Storytelling and Advanced Podcasting.
As a podcaster at the university, he’s hosted several podcasts including Isolated Together, about life during the pandemic, and also Baffled with David DesRoches, which is taking a critical look at the practice of journalism.
He worked for a decade as a journalist, with half his time spent with WNPR, the NPR member station in Hartford, Connecticut. His reporting has appeared nationally and internationally, earning him over two-dozen awards, including twice being named New England’s “Reporter of the Year” and being added to Connecticut Magazine’s “40 Under 40” list in 2015. He’s hosted live talk shows as well as the flagship NPR programs “All Things Considered” and “Morning Edition.”
He’s also a musician who loves rye Manhattans, cheese, and mudita. Sometimes he wishes upon a star, but then he remembers: that’s dumb.