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.

 

Richard Prince's Journal-isms™

NAHJ's Contreras Resurfaces as Unity President

Monday, December 15, 2014

"Polarizing figure" praised by AAJA, NAJA leaders; Cosby says black-press freelancer duped him; Richard Prince's Book Notes™: Journalists' Holiday Gifts: Teri Agins, Ruben Castaneda, Farai Chideya, Nick Chiles, Nunyo Demasio, Audrey Edwards, Howard W. French, Charisse Jones, Dick Lehr, Betty Medsger, Lisa Frazier Page, Ron Stodghill, Alex Tizon, Caroline Brewer, Todd Steven Burroughs, Dinah Eng, Harold Holzer, Quincy T. Mills, Suzette Martinez Standring (12/15/14)

 

Editors-in-Residence Program | FDP

Katrice Hardy | Mentor

Katrice Hardy is the managing editor of the The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Virginia. She is a Maynard Media Academy graduate.

Katrice Hardy became the paper's managing editor in October 2014. She came to The Pilot as an intern under what was then the Landmark Minority Internship program in 1995. She was hired as a reporter several months later.

Her first full-time reporting gig was as a general assignment reporter in Suffolk. She then went on to cover Suffolk City Hall, Virginia Beach City Hall, Diversity issues, the General Assembly and then health.

She's also worked as the paper's weekend editor, Portsmouth city editor and the urban team leader. Katrice became the paper's tablet enterprise editor in 2013 where she created a new tablet app called Evening Pilot and then its digital senior editor in January 2014.

 
  

Dan Archer | Mentor

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Follow Dan on Twitter at @archcomix
and @empatheticmedia

For more of Dan's work visit these sites

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Dan Archer is a graphic journalist specializing in human rights reporting with the main goal of using illustrated reportage to shed light on stories that would be hard to cover using traditional media alone (be it text or video/photography). Since 2007 his writing has focused on social justice and human rights, spanning coverage of the 2009 coup d’état in Honduras to human trafficking in Nepal in 2014. He sketches his subjects as he interviews them, to preserve the impact of their stories and bring them to life visually without having to put them in front of a camera, which can often be traumatic. He is working on a broader investigation into homelessness for the San Francisco Public Press. He recently worked with the Maynard Institute and the Entertainment Industries Council on a project to bring improve coverage of the mentally ill. He has a First Class BA (Hons) and MA in French and Spanish from Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University.

Read Evelyn Hsu’s Q & A with Dan, along with a sampling of his art and journalism.

 
  

from The Front Door Project

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editor, Gilbert Bailon, Talks Ferguson Coverage on #diversitychat

Gilbert Bailon (Photo: Twitter)

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Our conversation is scheduled for:
Tuesday, September 30, 2 p.m. Eastern

Follow Gilbert at @GilbertBailon
Follow #diversitychat #Ferguson @TeamMije

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For two months, Ferguson, Missouri, and the killing there of unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer, has been a national and international story.
 
The death of Brown has driven the conversation on numerous topics: police misconduct, the right to protest, the media depiction of black men, and racial disparities in economic and political power.
 
On Tuesday, the Maynard Institute will host a chat with Gilbert Bailon, editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about how he and his staff covered these events in that nearby suburb, what they’ve learned, and coverage going forward.

 
  

from Oakland Voices

Community Change Agents

Thursday, September 4, 2014

By Gerald Green – On a Thursday in August,  I heard English and Spanish as I watched African- American and Latino families share a pot-luck dinner in honor of mothers graduating from the Bay Area Parent Leadership Action Network’s (PLAN) intensive five-week summer leadership program.

 
  

March Against Police Brutality in Solidarity with Ferguson

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

By Erick Chavarría – The path of the march was to go to the Oakland police station but we went much farther. I arrived to see around 100 people gathered around the corner of 14th & Broadway in the Frank Ogawa Plaza. Most of the people were wearing black. I had just finished work, so I was still in my slacks and shirt. I walked around and saw medical tents, a strong police presence and two helicopters over head. Some medical tents lined the perimeter. These people were prepared for something big.

 
  

from Maynard Forum

10 New Things You Might Not Know About Hispanics

It’s smart to stay current. A lot of what folks thought they knew about Hispanics and Latinos is changing. And the picture will continue to change as marketers, demographers and others spend more time researching this growing group, now 17 percent of the U.S. population. This quiz is brought to you by “100 Questions and Answers About Hispanics & Latinos,” published in May by Michigan State University’s School of Journalism. Like any large group of people, research that generally describes this diverse group of more than 50 million people cannot describe any individual. There are all kinds of variations.

Take the quiz >>

 
  

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.

 
  

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 Board Member and Voices Co-Founder Wins Distinguished Journalist Award

Martin G. Reynolds of Digital First Media receives the SPJ NorCal Board of Directors’ Distinguished Service to Journalism Award. Reynolds is senior editor for community engagement and training for Bay Area News Group and Digital First Media, western region.

[Link to full article at SPJnorcal.org]

 
  

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)
NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND!

Follow this link to purchase the On-Demand Recording of this webinar.

 
  

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.