Aaron Chimbel

Associate Professor of Professional Practice
MOUS 208

a.chimbel@tcu.edu | 817-257-6579

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M.S., Columbia University

Courses Taught

JOUR 10103 - Media Literacy
JOUR 10203 – Introduction to Journalism
JOUR 30543 – Multimedia Reporting
JOUR 40203 – Newscast
JOUR 40213 – Television Sportscast
JOUR 40983 - Multi-Platform Capstone

Areas of Focus

Digital journalism
Broadcast journalism

  1. Why I’m a Journalist: Personal Stories from Those Who Cover the News
  2. Introduction to Journalism
  3. “Where to Begin Teaching Entrepreneurship? Try the Intro Class.” Newspaper Research Journal.
  4. “What Matters for Journalism Grads Five Years Later: Writing, Communication Skills.” MediaShift.
  5. “Opening Storytelling Up: Pushing Students to Go Beyond Traditional Storytelling Forms.” Teaching Journalism & Mass Communication.
  6. “Why Journalism Students Need a Baseline Understanding of Coding.” MediaShift.
  7. “Forget Theory Versus Practice, Now It’s Old School Versus New School Skills.” Electronic News.
  8. “Fuzzy, transparent, and fast: Journalists and public relations practitioners characterize their connections and interactions in social media.” The Journal of Social Media in Society.

Mobile journalist at WFAA-TV in Dallas-Fort Worth. Reporter for KWTX-TV in Waco/Temple/Killeen, TX and a producer at Texas Cable News. Produced two documentaries: “Soldier of God” and “Learning the Language.”

  1. Five regional Emmy Awards
  2. National Edward R. Murrow Award
  3. Honorable Mention, Texas Associated Press Broadcasters awards
  4. Four-time national finalist in National Press Photographers’ Best of Photojournalism competition
  5. TCU Mortar Board Preferred Professor
  6. Teaching News Terrifically in the 21st Century, the Teaching Ideas Competition of the Newspaper and Online News Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Second Place
  1. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  2. National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences