Texas Tribune Editor, Evan Smith, Discusses: Is the Future of Journalism in Non-Profit, Public Media?

The Press Club of Dallas presented An Evening with Evan Smith; aptly moderated by KERA, Think Host: Krys Boyd.

Evan: now editor of the new, non-profit, non-partisan, online newspaper, the Texas Tribune, discussed his perspective on the future of print journalism with a sold out crowd of Press Club members and guests. Launched two and a half years ago, the Texas Tribune is supported by grants from the Houston Endowment and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation among other donors.

Evan Smith spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly as the magazine’s president and editor in chief. Under his leadership the publication won the National Magazine Award for General Excellence (the industry’s equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize) twice and was nominated 16 times. He also hosted a weekly interview program, Texas Monthly Talks, aired on PBS stations across Texas since 2003.

He states: “What we mean to do and are doing on an ongoing basis is right there in our stated mission, to promote civic engagement and discourse on public policy, politics, government, and other matters of statewide concern,

Smith said. “We’ll do this through our original reporting, published on this site (www.TexasTribune.org) and in the pages of and on the websites of our syndication partners, and our various on-the-record events, which will always be open to the public.”

20 Years of McCuistion: Media and the Internet

When we joined the ranks of the media in 1990, the worldwide web had just been invented. In fact, very few people even had access to email. Today? Blackberries and iPhones, Facebook, Twitter, and Google are all household names and media itself has changed as a result.

This retrospective episode entertains and informs as it gives us a very interesting snapshot of the new world of media and communication, a world that through its ever changing evolution leaves many of us struggling to keep up.

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