45 Years of Driving Diversity in Journalism
Dear Maynard Family,

The Maynard Institute has been on a roll with events this summer! We were so fortunate to host in-person receptions at this year's AAJA and NABJ-NAHJ conventions as well as a Vision25 webcast featuring our friends at Media 2070. 

We also wanted to take time to reflect on the reactions to the #NABJNAHJ22 session by Maynard Institute Director of Cultural Competency, Felecia Henderson, featured in the Maynard Family section below. Her session, 'The New Face of Executive Leadership,' convened five Black women who broke the glass ceiling in executive leadership at their respective print news organizations. Don't miss the highlights from the popular panel discussion. 

We're thrilled that we will be closing the conference season at the Online News Association (ONA) conference in Los Angeles. Our partners in Vision25,  ONA and OpenNews, will join us and come together for the final installment of our Pay Equity series. Our joint conference session will feature the stories of journalists of color who have left the industry because of pay and explore potential strategies for better pay equity in the industry. Please join us if you plan to attend ONA22!

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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Announcing the American Press Institute's Communities Sprint Program newsrooms and Beyond Print cohort 

The Maynard Institute is proud to continue its partnership with API and work with newsroom participants! Congratulations to the five organizations that will participate in the Communities Sprint program, a five-month initiative aimed at helping newsrooms better engage with and serve diverse audiences:
  • Arizona Daily Star in Tucson
  • The Charlotte Observer
  • KPBS in San Diego
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • A team of McClatchy sites in California: The Sacramento Bee, The Fresno Bee and Modesto Bee
Read the press release to learn more about The Community Sprints program.  


We also extend our congratulations to the news organizations selected for API's Beyond Print initiative to help guide publishers away from print-centric revenue models toward a sustainable digital future. The Maynard Institute will be consulting the selected news organizations on the principles of diversity, equity, and belonging: Read the press release to read more about Beyond Print program.

Oakland Voices design refresh featured by local media

Earlier this summer the Maynard Institute's community journalism program Oakland Voices had its website and logo design refreshed. One of our partners, The Oaklandside, recently published a story describing the history and evolution of the Oakland Voices program and its new design. Read the article by Azucena Rasilla to learn more.  
Highlights from NABJ-NAHJ 2022 convention session featuring Black women smashing the print media glass ceiling
By Ava Macha

ICYMI, the Maynard Institute's Director of Cultural Competency, Felecia Henderson, moderated a standing-room-only panel session earlier this month at the NABJ-NAHJ Convention.

Henderson conceived of the session titled The New Face of Executive Leadership: Black Women Smash Print Industry’s Glass Ceiling "to shine a spotlight on the extremely talented, groundbreaking women who are leading print news organizations in 2022. There has been no full-scale story on this historic period in the journalism industry, and the women deserve recognition."  Read more...
There is still time to register for #ONA22 

From September 21-24, the Online News Association Conference (#ONA22) will bring together the latest innovation in audience engagement, news product development, forecasting trends and digital business strategy. The Maynard Institute will be there and we invite you to join us. Register today!
Can't Miss Session at #ONA22 
Train in Data, Social Media, Narrative, FOIA, and News Leadership at Rochester News Train

The 2-day journalism training on September 23-24, 2022, at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. Join longtime Maynard Institute instructor Jean-Marie Brown for a session on the Maynard Institute's Fault Line methodology. Designed to help journalists and news organizations understand how race, class, gender, generation, geography and sexual orientation can influence coverage, portrayals, hiring and retention, marketing and engagement, and business and audience development. Register.
People of color at 'New York Times' get lower ratings in job reviews, union says

NPR reports "An analysis of comprehensive data for roughly 1,000 The New York Times employees conducted by members of the union that represents its newsroom found that Black and Latino staffers are far less likely than their white peers to receive strong job ratings." Read more.
Let’s hope the strike by Reach journalists reshapes our media landscape for the better
Opinion piece by Conrad Landin declares "in an age of misinformation and distrust we need properly funded journalism"  in response to the National Union of Journalists Mirror and Express staff strike happening now. Read more.
A coalition of AAPI groups says the far right is targeting its communities with disinformation
By Justin Phillips

The San Francisco Chronicle reports "A first-of-its-kind study this month examines how disinformation is being used, often online, to sow discord between the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities and other ethnic or racial groups." Read more.
Define and share your mission for covering the election 
By Lynn Walsh

"Often, newsrooms hold meetings months in advance to plan out their coverage...Throughout those discussions, they make decisions about how to be fair and how to be ethical. For each election, a team of journalists will go through this process, but often, this process, these decisions and the overall goals of their coverage are not shared with their communities.." Read more.
Pivot Fund boosts media companies run by people of color 
By Peter Biello

GPB's Peter Biello reports on The Pivot Fund: an effort to combat disinformation and connect underserved communities throughout Georgia." Read more. and listen to the NPR All Things Considered segment.
How can local newsrooms retain journalists of color?
By Kristen Hare

This article explores a pilot mentorship and development program designed by Emma Carew Groven who asks, “what if someone knew that they were going to be the future of their newsroom?" Read more.
Thanks to Maynard 200 alums for sharing...

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