Evan Smith

CEO and Co-founder, The Texas Tribune

(Video of Smith’s discussion at ISOJ2018 is below bio, along with article from ISOJ team)

Twitter: @evanasmith
Evan Smith is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune, a pioneering nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization whose 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 a Peabody Award, thirteen national Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association and three general excellence awards from the Online News Association. Evan is also the host of “Overheard with Evan Smith,” a weekly half-hour interview program that airs on PBS stations around the country. Previously he spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as the magazine’s editor and a year as its president and editor in chief.

Smith chaired a keynote speech from Ben Smith at ISOJ 2018 (Saturday, April 14 at 9:00 a.m.)

When facing distorted information, journalists must report, not resist, says BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith