Aaron Chimbel is an associate professor of professional practice in journalism at TCU’s Bob Schieffer College of Communication.
Chimbel teaches a variety of journalism classes and focuses on the industry shift to digital delivery of news.
His academic writing has also been featured in the Newspaper Research Journal, the Online Journalism Review, Convergence Newsletter, The Journal of Social Media in Society, Electronic News, Journal of Media Education and College Media Review. He is the author of “Introduction to Journalism,” a textbook that corresponds with the TCU course of the same name he created, and he is the editor of “Why I’m a Journalist: Personal Stories from Those who Cover the News.”
Before TCU, Chimbel worked at WFAA-TV in Dallas-Fort Worth. He was hired as likely the first person at any television station to produce original video content for the Web as the “MoJo” or mobile journalist for wfaa.com.
While at WFAA, Chimbel’s work was honored with numerous awards from a variety of major organizations including the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Radio-TV News Directors Association, the National Press Photographers Association and the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters. He won five Advanced Media Emmy Awards and was part of the WFAA team that was awarded a national Edward R. Murrow Award.
Before joining WFAA, Chimbel was a reporter for KWTX-TV and a producer at Texas Cable News. He has also produced two documentaries.
Chimbel graduated from TCU with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and earned a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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