45 Years of Driving Diversity in Journalism
Dear Maynard Family,

Wow! We want to thank you all our donors who have contributed to our end of year fundraising campaign thus far. Special thanks to Craig Newmark Philanthropies for their generous match gift. Now through December 31, your donation will be doubled! We can't reach our $50,000 goal without you — will you join us?

This week has seen the release of two new research reports that speak directly to why the work we do at the Maynard Institute is so important. AAJA has researched the Top 20 local TV news markets in the U.S. and confirmed shockingly low numbers of AAPI journalists compared to the the market demographics in those networks.

Plus, a new report commissioned by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation researched news media across the UK, Nigeria, India, South Africa, Kenya and the US and found women of all colors are systemically excluded from editorial and leadership roles. See links below for more details on both reports.

With gratitude,

Evelyn Hsu and Martin G. Reynolds
Co-Executive Directors
The Maynard Institute for Journalism Education
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SPJ Foundation and SPJ NorCal Chapter Recognize Maynard Institute Staff

The Maynard Institute congratulates Co-Executive Director Evelyn Hsu for her election as Vice President of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Foundation board of directors. We also celebrate Maynard 200 Fellowship Program Director, Odette Alcazaren-Keeley who received the SPJ NorCal board award for Unsung Hero. Read more.
Still time to RSVP for the Alumni Holiday Happy Hour in NYC  

We invite program alumni and friends of the Maynard Institute in the NY area this month to join us for a holiday happy hour at the Pineapple Club in the East Village on December 8th! Space is limited. RSVP required. Reserve your spot today! 
Local TV News Has a Problem, Reveals AAJA’s Exclusive Research
By Yi-Shen Loo 

"The Asian American Journalists Association’s Broadcast Snapshot Report is now available. AAJA analyzed the number of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) reporters, anchors, meteorologists and hosts in the top 20 TV markets. Nearly 25 percent of stations have no AAPIs on air and more than 70 percent have inadequate AAPI representation in on-air staff. The data is clear: there are not enough AAPIs on local television."   

>>> Read the AAJA Broadcast Snapshot Project and access a PDF of the full report.
‘Culture of exclusion’ keeps women of colour from top media jobs, report reveals
By Lizzy Davies
The Guardian

"In an unprecedented analysis of newsrooms and news stories from six countries – the UK, Nigeria, India, South Africa, Kenya and the US – women of all backgrounds were found to be significantly underrepresented in editorial leadership roles and in coverage." Read more.

>> Read the full report From Outrage to Opportunity: How to Include the Missing Perspectives of Women of All Colors in News Leadership and Coverage authored by Luba Kassova and commissioned by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Post, the latest Twitter alternative, is betting big on micropayments for news
By Laura Hazard Owen  
Nieman Lab

This article summarizes first-hand user experience and a recent podcast interview with Post founder Noam Bardin to illustrate what he envisions for news-focused Twitter replacement. Read more.   
Post News, a Twitter alternative, gets funding from a16z
By Amanda Silberling 

"Post News is trying to capitalize on the “virtual watercooler for journalists” side of Twitter. The platform describes itself as a place to access “premium news content without subscriptions or ads.” News publishers and independent writers are encouraged to share their articles on Post News under a paywall. The idea is that this would allow users to pay for individual articles from a variety of news sources. It’s an alternative, or a supplement, to paying for individual subscriptions to specific news sources." Read more. 
Thanks to Maynard partners, alums & faculty for sharing...

Reporter - Charlottesville Tomorrow, Charlottesville, VA

Journalist Grant for Women or Non-Binary Reporters – Kim Wall Memorial Fund

Senior Producer, News (Contract) – AJ+/Al Jazeera, Washington, DC

Deputy Editor, Race & Equity – The Guardian US, New York, NY

Investigative Reporter – Carolina Public Press, North Carolina/Remote

Assistant Sports Editor – The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX


Fellowship: The Future of the American Child 2023 – National Press Foundation, McAllen, Texas

Audience Director – Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, Wisconsin/Remote

Senior Distribution Editor – Insider Inc, New York, NY

Chief Executive Officer – Online News Association, Washington, DC

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