Nancy Hicks Maynard
Thursday, February 17, 2011
As a teen-ager, Nancy Hicks Maynard was outraged at the media’s distorted depiction of her neighborhood. She began her journalism career at the New York Post where she worked as a copy girl while going to college. At the age of 21 she was hired by The New York Times. By the time she left in 1977, she was working in the paper’s Washington, D.C. bureau. She went on to become the first president of what is now known as the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, which has trained thousands of journalists to lead the industry and more accurately and fairly portray all segments of our society. In 1983, she and her husband, Robert C. Maynard, purchased the Oakland Tribune, becoming the first African Americans to own a major metropolitan newspaper.
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