Aaron Chimbel

Associate Professor of Professional Practice
Journalism
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a.chimbel@tcu.edu | 817-257-6579

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Education

M.S., Columbia University
B.S., TCU

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

Chimbel’s areas of focus are broadcast and digital journalism.

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

Chimbel’s previous experience includes positions as a mobile journalist at WFAA-TV in Dallas-Fort Worth, a reporter for KWTX-TV in Waco/Temple/Killeen, and a producer at Texas Cable News. He produced two documentaries: “Soldier of God” and “Learning the Language.”

  • Five regional Emmy Awards
  • National Edward R. Murrow Award
  • Honorable Mention, Texas Associated Press Broadcasters awards
  • Four-time national finalist in National Press Photographers’ Best of Photojournalism competition
  • TCU Mortar Board Preferred Professor
  • 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
  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
  • Broadcast Education Association