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Dear Maynard Family,

We are excited to extend an early-access invitation to Maynard family supporters like you for our 45th Anniversary Reception at this year's National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists Conference in Las Vegas. We look forward to gathering in person with friends, alumni and donors of the institute for this RSVP only celebration.

The Maynard Institue's Director of Cultural Competency, Felecia Henderson, will also be moderating an #NABJNAHJ22 panel on Friday, August 5th titled "The New Face of Executive Leadership: Black Women Smash Print Industry's Glass Ceiling." Find all of the details and links to RSVP to our upcoming conference events below. 

Some other exciting news we'd like to pass on comes from our partners at Vox Media. We are proud to have contributed to Vox Media’s Language, Please, a project designed for newsrooms to thoughtfully cover evolving social, cultural, and identity-related topics. Check out the Nieman Lab article, "Lost for words? A new, free resource offers journalists guidance on thorny topics," by Sarah Scire linked to below for more details.

Stay positive. Test negative.

With gratitude,

Evelyn Hsu and Martin G. Reynolds
Co-Executive Directors
The Maynard Institute for Journalism Education
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Celebrate 45 Years with us at #NABJNAHJ22 in Las Vegas!
Alumni, supporters and friends of the Maynard Institute are invited to the institute's 45th anniversary reception on Thursday, August 4, 2022. 

RSVP today to reserve your spot. Space is limited. Waitlist expected.
 
 

Must See #NABJNAHJ22 Panel Discussion

The New Face of Executive Leadership:
Black Women Smash Print Industry's Glass Ceiling

Friday, August 5 at 3:30pm

Maynard Institute Director of Cultural Competency, Felecia Henderson will moderate the panel featuring seven ground-breaking women who will describe their professional journeys and share what they are doing to ensure more journalists of color have opportunities to succeed.

Panelists include:
  • Rana Cash, executive editor, The Charlotte Observer
  • Katrice Hardy, executive editor, The Dallas Morning News
  • Mary Irby-Jones, executive editor, The Courier Journal
  • Maria Reeve, executive editor, The Houston Chronicle
  • Leisa Richardson, executive editor, The State Journal-Register (Springfield, Ill.)
  • Monica Richardson, executive editor, The Miami Herald
  • Debra Adams Simmons, executive editor, National Geographic
Register for the 2022 NABJ-NAHJ conference to attend.
 
See you in Los Angeles at #AAJA22 
Join us at the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) convention in Los Angeles on July 27-30, 2022.  You're invited to a happy hour on Thursday, July 28th with special guests Jeff Yang and Phil Yu, co-authors of the new book Rise: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now. RSVP today to reserve your spot
 
Can't Miss Sessions at #AAJA22 
  • The Maynard Institute’s Co-director of the Oakland Voices program, Momo Chang, will join a panel discussion titled Habits of Successful Freelancers on July 30th at 1:30pm Pacific Time. This panel will dissect the practices, systems and tactics of thriving, sustainable freelancers — and their tools for achieving financial success while being creatively fulfilled. 
  • Maynard Institute board member, Dickson Louie, will also be presenting a case study at an invitation only event for the AAJA Executive Leadership program on Friday, July 29, 1:30-2:30pm. Dickson Louie will unpack what could have been done differently at CNN+. 

Join us for Part 2 of the Vision25 Pay Equity Series
Join us on Thursday, August 11, 12pm PT / 3pm ET for a panel discussion to explore newsroom challenges and strategies for pay equity.

Martin Reynolds, co-executive director of the Maynard Institute, will be joined by Alicia Bell and Diamond Hardiman of Media 2070, an organization that earlier this year exposed the daily struggle for fair wages through their documentary on Black journalist Elizabeth Montgomery, who struggled to “pay rent or buy groceries” working for a major U.S. news organization.
 
Register today to reserve your spot! 
Survey: What do you want to see change in the industry?
Can you help OpenNews understand your work and what you think journalism needs to do better? If you work in journalism and tech, have interacted with OpenNews, or push for equity and inclusion in journalism, please take a few minutes to fill out this survey. Your responses will be confidential and findings will be shared publicly in late 2022. 
Lost for words? A new, free resource offers journalists guidance on thorny topics
By Sarah Scire
“Language, Please” is a new stylebook resource for journalists, created by Vox Media. The project brought together a long list of news leaders, including leaders from the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, to write a style guide with more than 275 entries — including ones for “crisis pregnancy center,” “opportunity gap,” and “DREAMer” — containing detailed definitions, notes on usage, and additional resources.
How Nuestro Estado built a Spanish-speaking audience in South Carolina
By Fernando Soto
Here’s an idea to steal and adapt: Attract and serve a Spanish-speaking audience not through AI translation, but through showing respect — building capacity and being careful to ensure the information you publish is accurate, timely and culturally competent.
Hiring for the future
By Jennifer Kho
"Amid the Great Resignation and a push for diversity, equity and inclusion in recruiting, I believe the hiring process needs some new ideas," says Jennifer Kho, who recommends, "For a broader, potentially better qualified and a more diverse candidate pool, take a hard look at your hiring processes."
How The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reaching Black audiences through its Unapologetically ATL newsletter
By Najja Parker, Angel Brooks, Shawn McIntosh, Holley Hughes, Meghan Claar and Leigha Hubbard
In this Better News article, journalists at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution offer advice on how to "Improve your news organization’s coverage, audience reach and brand recognition among Black readers by amplifying stories that focus on the Black community.​" Pictured: Najja Parker, newsletter coach at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Thanks to Maynard 200 fellow, Bouree Lam for sharing the following jobs from WSJ...

Senior Editor, Digital Innovation, Life & Work – Wall Street Journal, New York, NY

Guides Editor – Wall Street Journal, New York, NY
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Thanks to Maynard 200 fellow, Corinne Chin, for sharing the following jobs from AP...

Investigations Editor – AP, Washington, D.C.

Video Output Producer – AP, New York or Washington, DC

News Editor, Entertainment – AP, New York, NY

Food & Nutrition Reporter – AP, United States
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Underserved Communities Reporter  – The Fayetteville Observer, Cumberland County, NC

Engagement Manager – CalMatters, California 

Civic Radio Host and Reporter – San Francisco Public Press, San Francisco, CA

Assistant Editor, Personal Finance – The Washington Post, Washington, DC

Vice President, Journalism Programs – American Press Institute, Washington, DC

Age Boom Academy Fellowship – Columbia Journalism School (online)

Managing Editor – El Tímpano, San Francisco Bay Area

Senior Producer – ProPublica, New York, NY (potential for Remote) 

Climate Reporter, West Coast – ProPublica, West Coast, CA, WA,OR, AK (Remote) 

Editorial Assistant  (2 positions) – Sojourners Fellowship Program, Washington, DC

Digital Editor –  CapRadio, Sacramento, CA 

Director, Editorial Infrastructure –  New Yorker, New York, NY

Editor, Breaking News – Southern California Public Radio (SCPR), KPCC and LAist

Senior Reporter, Criminal Justice – Southern California Public Radio (SCPR), KPCC and LAist

Senior Reporter, Investigations – Southern California Public Radio (SCPR), KPCC and LAist

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