CUBA — On Jan. 15 at 6:30 p.m., the Cuba Library presents "Making Sense of "Fake News" and Real Journalism."
The dean of St. Bonaventure's School of Communication, Aaron Chimbel, will help attendees understand what is meant by fake news and the role journalists and citizens play in being well informed. Refreshments will be served. This event is free and will take place in the library's community room.
Prior to joining the St. Bonaventure faculty this August, Chimbel taught journalism at Texas Christian University, his alma mater, for nine years. Chimbel has taught a wide variety of journalism classes and focuses on the industry shift to digital delivery of news, as well as broadcast journalism.
Before joining the TCU faculty full-time, 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 recognized by 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 awardeda prestigious national Edward R. Murrow Award.