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
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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