A gray-haired smiling white man in a charcoal suit, white shirt and purple tie.

Daxton “Chip” Stewart

Professor and Assistant Provost for Research Compliance
Scharbauer 1016K

d.stewart@tcu.edu | 817-257-5911


Ph.D., University of Missouri
LL.M., University of Missouri School of Law
M.A., University of Missouri
J.D., University of Texas School of Law
B.A. (Journalism), Southern Methodist University
B.A. (History), Southern Methodist University

Courses Taught

JOUR 40523 - Law and Ethics of Mass Communication

Areas of Focus

Dr. Stewart’s areas of expertise include media law and communication technology, the First Amendment, freedom of information and public records laws, social media and sports journalism.

  • Social Media and the Law: A Guidebook for Communication Students and Professionals (3rd ed., Routledge, 2022)
  • The Law of Public Communication (12th, Routledge, 2022)
  • Media Law Through Science Fiction: Do Androids Dream of Electric Free Speech? (Routledge, 2020)
  • More than 25 articles published in journals such as Journalism and Mass Communication QuarterlyCommunication Law & PolicyAmerican JournalismElectronic News, and the Journal of Civic Information
  • Investigative Reporters & Editors
  • South by Southwest Interactive

Dr. Stewart began his career as a sportswriter before becoming an attorney. He has served as the editor-in-chief of Dispute Resolution Magazine, a city editor and columnist at the Columbia Missourian, and practiced law in Texas. He was co-founding editor of Community Journalism, the online, peer-reviewed official journal of AEJMC’s Community Journalism Interest Group, where he now serves on the editorial board. He is also on the editorial boards of Journal of Media Law & Ethics and International Communication Research Journal.

  • Bob Schieffer College of Communication Award for Distinguished Achievement as a Teacher-Scholar in 2018
  • Top Paper in the AEJMC Law & Policy Division (2011) and the National Freedom of Information Coalition research paper competition (2019 & 2021)
  • Nominated for the Dean’s Research Award at TCU in 2011 and 2016
  • AEJMC Presidential Citation for outstanding service as head of the Law & Policy Division (2015)
  • Three-time winner of the AEJMC Law & Policy Division Teaching Ideas competition
  • AEJMC, Law and Policy Division
  • Associate Editor, Communication Law & Policy
  • Texas Center for Community Journalism
  • Kappa Tau Alpha, faculty advisor
  • American Association of University Professors