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Welcome to The Maynard Institute for Journalism Education -  We promote diversity in the news media through improved coverage, hiring, business practices & training programs that equip journalists with leadership, multimedia skills and subject expertise for news organizations across platforms. Our primary mission is to ensure that all segments of our diverse society are fairly, accurately and credibly portrayed.

 

Richard Prince's Journal-isms™

Penalized for Diversity!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Miles Trinidad, center, a senior at Glencoe High School, works with The OregoniaStudy: Advocacy backfires on those who are not white men; . . . . newspaper journalists of color increase by 1 percent; . . . in local radio, TV, better but still not there; Smith sorry for suggesting women can provoke violence; . . . Ebony in 3rd week of series on sexual violence; Activist white women urged to remember nonwhite counterparts; NPR CEO wants network to be "the leader" in diversity; British journalist can't get Gaza suffering out of mind; Western media lack sustained coverage of much of world (7/28/14)

 

Editors-in-Residence Program | FDP

Seth Prince | Mentor

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Seth Prince is sports editor at The Oregonian in Portland, where he has worked since 2000. A Native American (Choctaw/Cherokee), he is a University of Oklahoma graduate who was a Chips Quinn Scholar at the Wichita Eagle in 1999 and a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern at The Oregonian in 2000. He worked as a copy editor in Portland through 2006, copy editing the investigative project on the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service that led the winning entry for the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, writing a Native American style guide and twice being named the newspaper's copy editor of the year. He worked as a reporter in late 2006 before becoming an assistant bureau chief in 2007 and assistant sports editor in 2008. He was named sports editor in 2012, where he leads the Portland area's largest and most influential sports media outlet. He is an alumnus of the Poynter Institute's Leadership Academy (2007), the Maynard Institute's Media Academy at Harvard University (2008) and the Newspaper Association of America's PowerMind Fellowship (2012). He and his wife, Amy, live in Vancouver, Wash., with their three children, Jasper, Carter and Haddie.

 
  

from The Front Door Project

Thoughts on Fathers and Fatherhood

Jeff Yang's youngest son, Skyler, custom made father's day card.Sunday is Father’s Day. There are always articles and broadcasts to mark the occasion. Often, fathers of color are barely mentioned. So, here are some thoughts on fathers and fatherhood from some men whose work we admire. - MIJE Staff

 
  

from Maynard Forum

After “Selfie” at Mandela Service, More Stereotyping of First Lady

Media coverage of the memorial service for Nelson Mandela was inclusive — up to a point. That this one South African had changed minds and changed the world was clear during scenes from the service broadcast around the world.

But when that big story was overwhelmed, then reduced to President Obama’s handshake with Cuban President Raul Castro and first lady Michelle Obama’s reaction to the president’s picture-taking with two other heads of state, it was business as usual.

 
  

What Really Happened at the First Thanksgiving? The Wampanoag Side of the Tale and What’s Done Today

We know what we’re taught in mainstream media and in schools is made up. What’s the Wampanoag version of what happened?

Yeah, it was made up. It was Abraham Lincoln who used the theme of Pilgrims and Indians eating happily together. He was trying to calm things down during the Civil War when people were divided. It was like a nice unity story.

 
  

from Dori Maynard

How Sherman 'Rant' Could Help Change Coverage of Black Men

On a friend’s Facebook page, a commenter contended that the Richard Sherman controversy was just a sideshow. More important, she wrote, we should be focusing on the push to roll back civil rights.

Yes, a football player talking trash after a game should be a sideshow. And, according to Deadspin, when white athletes such as Brett Favre act up, it is exactly that.

In Sherman’s case, though, an argument can be made that it is the main show, with very familiar themes.

 
  

from Grapevine

MIJE named finalist in NABJ 2014 Salute to Excellence Awards

Maynard Institute's BrotherSpeak program, in partnership with The Washington Post, has been nominated for a Salute to Excellence Award in one of its digital media categories

The finalists will be announced at the convention in Boston on August 2, 2014.

 
  

MIJE Webinars

Entrepreneurial Journalism: Trahant as Enterprise

Maynard Institute for Journalism Education
Friday, April 26, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)
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Follow this link to purchase the On-Demand Recording of this webinar.

 
  

from Jackson Voices

Open Carry: What’s the Fuss

It has been several weeks since the Mississippi Supreme Court overturned a lower court’s ruling in Hinds County prohibiting the open carrying of weapons as outlined in Section 12 of the 1890 Mississippi Constitution.

I must admit I feel “less than intelligent” because I was unaware that I had that right (to openly carry) under our constitution.  I am familiar with my right to protect myself, my home and property under the “Castle Doctrine” law, which was passed by the Legislature in 1998, but I must admit this caught a lot of people off-guard.

 
  

in Health & the Media

WBBM-TV Issues Statement on 4-Year-Old Boy Clip

August 24, 2011

On Aug. 12, Bob Butler reported on the Maynard Institute website about WBBM-TV in Chicago airing a story on a shooting. It included video of a 4-year-old boy saying he wanted his own gun. The station edited out the rest of the boy’s statement that he wanted the gun because he wants to be a police officer. Butler also reported that “there is no diversity in WBBM’s management.”

In response, Jeff Kiernan, vice president and news director for WBBM-TV in Chicago, sent this statement to the Institute:

 

BBC Coverage of London Riots

Bob Butler
August 23, 2011

News coverage of black men and boys often paints them in a negative light no matter where they are in the world.

The latest example was coverage of London, which experienced four nights of rioting, looting and arson after a black man was shot to death by police.

BBC television news reports and other global news channels showed crowds rioting and looting. While people of all races and ages engaged in criminal behavior, young black men were singled out as being primarily responsible.