Pre-Convention Program Offered

As lead up to the TCCTA annual convention in Austin (Feb 23-25), Pearson is sponsoring a special talk on Feb. 23rd at 1pm at the Renaissance Austin Hotel by Evan Smith, CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune a nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization.

Here is the general TCCTA convention link.

Mr. Smith will be in conversation with author Clay Robison discussing the role of journalism and current affairs in the social sciences. The speakers will also touch on the broader questions unfolding in higher education, specifically regarding how instructors, students and the broader public can find the signal in the noise in an ever-changing world and why it’s never been more important to do so.

To register for this free event, visit the sign up page here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KXCLH28. Spots are limited so please RSVP as soon as possible. We’d love to have you there!

 *Note: Due to the popularity of the event, registration does not confirm admittance.

 About the speakers:

 Evan Smith is CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization recently called “one of the nonprofit news sector’s runaway success stories.” The Tribune’s deep coverage of Texas politics and public policy can be found at its website, texastribune.org, in newspapers and on TV and radio stations across the state, and in the print and online editions of the Washington Post. Since its launch in 2009, the Tribune has won international acclaim and numerous honors, including nine national Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association and six awards from the Online News Association. Previously Evan spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as Editor and a year as President and Editor-in-Chief.

 Clay Robison covered state government and politics in Texas for almost forty years as a journalist, including twenty-six years as Austin Bureau Chief for the Houston Chronicle, before retiring in 2009. He now is a public affairs and communications specialist for the Texas State Teachers Association, based in Austin. He is coauthor of Politics in America: Texas Edition.

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