Visiting Assistant Professor and Student Media Adviser
B.A., University of Texas at San Antonio
M.S., Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Diego Aparicio specializes in bilingual audiences and multiplatform storytelling, having spent the last two decades holding multiple news roles in print, TV and digital-first newsrooms. He managed a weekly newspaper published by The Denver Post that won an EPPY award for best Spanish-language news website. At Univision Television Group, he led digital and social media innovation and rebranding efforts at its local affiliates in San Antonio and Austin, Texas. Most recently, Aparicio advised a student newspaper at California State University, Chico, supporting students in incorporating multimedia news gathering that led to winning its first-ever California College Media Association award for best news video. He spent the first half of his career interviewing and writing about some of the best professional and amateur athletes in the U.S. and Mexico. He’s also served the journalism community judging news stories for local Emmy Awards and the Online News Association.
New Media, Digital Journalism, Media Theory and Representation, Media and Society, Media Studio: Information Gathering, Media Studio: Writing for Digital Journalism, Podcasting: Explaining Stories in Sound.