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Chris Cobler | Mentor

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MIJE Staff
February 20, 2014

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Chris Cobler has been the editor of the Victoria (Texas) Advocate since April 2007. A native of Topeka, Kan., he has worked for newspapers since graduating in 1982 from the University of Kansas William Allen White School of Journalism,. He was the first Donald W. Reynolds Nieman Fellow in community journalism at Harvard University. His newspapers have received the Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership and the ASNE Diversity Pacesetter Award, and he has been honored with the Frank W. Mayborn Award for Community Leadership by the Texas Press Association and with the Texas Editorial Achievement Award for courage and community leadership by the Texas Daily Newspaper Association. Cobler serves as treasurer on the board of the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas and is on the board of the Associated Press Media Editors. His wife, Paula, is marketing and communications director at the University of Houston-Victoria. Their proudest accomplishments are their children, Nicole and Paul. Nicole is a freshman majoring in journalism at the University of Texas-Austin, and Paul is a junior at Victoria West High School.

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