Chris Cobler

About Chris Cobler

Chris Cobler, a 2006 Nieman Fellow, has been editor of the Victoria Advocate since April 2007. His newspapers have received the Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership and the Local Media Association award for the nation’s Best Newspaper. His individual honors include 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 is president of the board of the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas.

“I can’t imagine our community without the Advocate”: Editor and publisher Chris Cobler, NF ’06, prioritizes holding local officials accountable while pushing to keep 172-year-old paper on sound financial footing

By Niemans @ Work November 8, 2018

Our family-owned newspaper, the Victoria (Texas) Advocate, is an exception to the corporate media strategy of squeezing out every last cent of the brand until it has no value left. The owners’ roots in Victoria run three … Read more