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Monday, June 14, 2021 Virtual Program at 2pm

We are pleased to announce our next virtual Alcon Retirees Association program will be on Monday, June 14th, at 2:00pm.

Chris Cobler will speak to us  on “Local Journalism: Educate, engage, empower.” Chris is the Publisher/CEO of the Fort Worth Report. 

Chris Cobler is a newspaper leader who started his career as a reporter in his hometown at the Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal and then worked at newspapers in Colorado, South Dakota and Texas. In Texas, he served as managing editor of the Denton Record-Chronicle and editor / publisher of the Victoria Advocate.

As editor, he led two newspapers to recognition as the best in the nation for their size. His newspapers have earned hundreds of state and national honors, including the Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership. Cobler was the first Donald W. Reynolds Nieman Fellow for community journalism at Harvard University, where he studied the digital future of news and how to promote a constructive community conversation about changing demographics.

He is a recipient of the Texas Daily Newspaper Association Editorial Achievement Award for courage and commitment to open government; the Texas Press Association Frank W. Mayborn Award for Community Leadership; and a current board member and past president of the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas.

Please wear red, white or blue to celebrate Flag Day.

An Email will be sent to members to sign into the Zoom meeting on the 14th. If you would like, you can browse the newspaper website in advance of the meeting.

I’m looking forward to an enjoyable event!

Best Regards,  Pat