Welcome to the Maynard Institute

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.


from Maynard Forum

George Curry: A Black Man Working

George E. Curry, journalist, editor, columnist, activist, educator, mentor and friend, died suddenly over the weekend from heart failure at his home in Maryland. The legendary Chicago Tribune reporter was 69. Among many appreciations of Mr. Curry's legacy is the following tribute by Wilma Jean Randle, a Maynard alumna. She wrote from Dakar, Senegal, where she works as an international media consultant:

I could not believe the news... only because you can't expect something like that... But I know that all is God's will and George Curry did more in the time allotted to him than most of us can hope to do.

He had this way of pushing (getting you) to do things that you didn't even know you had it in you to do.

It is because of George that I got our Twin Cities Black Journalists chapter to start doing the high school journalism mentorship program in St. Paul when I was at the St. Paul Pioneer Press -- and then when I got to Chicago.

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Clinton quotes Maynard in speech to journalists

Hillary Clinton wanted to make an impression upon the reporters, writers and editors at the National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists Joint Conference in Washington Friday, Aug. 5.

So she went straight to the source. She opened her speech with a quote from Robert C. Maynard.

“Someone that I had the privilege of knowing, the late, great Bob Maynard, former owner of the Oakland Tribune, once said — and I’ll quote Bob — ‘It is in seeing ourselves whole that we can begin to see ways of working out our differences of understanding our similarities,’ and becoming a more cohesive nation,” Clinton said.

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UNT Mayborn Journalism School earns AEJMC 2016 Equity and Diversity Award

The UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism and the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism has earned the Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication's 2016 Equity and Diversity Award. Dorothy Bland, a graduate of the Maynard Institute's Editing Program, is dean of the Mayborn School of Journalism and Graduate Institute Director. Bland credits the great team - faculty and staff - at the school for the award.


Chronicles of Strategy - By Martin Reynolds