From the Grapevine

With this column, the Maynard Institute re-introduces Grapevine, our showcase for the accomplishments of our graduates, faculty, and friends. You can be a part too - apply for the Multimedia Editing Program.

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2012 Jackson Voices Graduate to be Columnist for Clarion Ledger

2012 Jackson Voices graduate Darien Spann to be a regular columnist for the Clarion Ledger.


Maynard Grad Hosts First Art Showing

Debbie Douglass is a Maynard Institute Multimedia Editing Program 2011 graduate. She will be hosting an art show to display over 100 of her original paintings.


So What Do You Do, Richard Prince?

Journal-isms columnist Richard Prince was featured on MediaBistro's latest edition of "So What Do You Do?"


Maynard Grads Accept Leadership Roles with the Alabama Media Group

Alabama Media Group announced Tuesday, July 10, key members of its leadership team overseeing community reporting, reader engagement and content presentation for the company that publishes The Birmingham News, Mobile Press-Register, Mississippi Press, The Huntsville Times and


Glenn Proctor Appointed Executive Editor

Glenn ProctorGlenn Proctor, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and award-winning news media manager, has been appointed executive editor of Lake Norman Publications effective Monday, July 23.


Maynard Grad Teresa Frontado Named Senior Editor

Teresa FrontadoMaynard Grad Teresa Frontado promoted to Senior Editor for Online and Production at El Nuevo Herald.

Announcement from Manny Garcia, Executive Editor/General Manager of El Nuevo Herald:

It is with great pride that we announce today that Teresa Frontado becomes el Nuevo Herald’s Senior Editor for Online and Production.

In her new role, Teresa will continue to oversee our growing online and social media operation, she will now have our production team as part of her team and will also have a Dayside News Editor reporting to her (we will be sending a job posting soon).


Maynard Institute Wins NABJ Salute to Excellence Award

teaserWe at the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education are thrilled to announce we won the prestigious National Association of Black Journalists 2012 Salute to Excellence Award for Digital Media - Online Project: News. 



Maynard Grad Finalist for LA Press Club's 54th SoCal Journalism Awards

teaser2010 Maynard Multimedia Editing Program grad Christopher Johnson is a finalist for 54th SoCal Journalism Awards from the Los Angeles Press Club.

Christopher produced the radio feature "Bring Your Game," broadcast by the KCRW show Unfictional on October 25, 2011. Fellow nominees for this piece include Miguel Coleman, Jacob Conrad and Bob Carlson.


Maynard Grad, Partner Selected for Knight Fellowship at Stanford

teaser2011 Media Academy grad Latoya Peterson and Chauncey Bailey Project partner Kevin Weston have been chosen to participate in the Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University.


Maynard SPMJ Grad Awarded Distinguished Alumni Service Award

teaserThe University of Redlands has named Collin Tong, SPMJ 1976, the recipient of its 2012 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Service Award for outstanding achievement in public service.  Past recipients include the late CBS News White House correspondent, Robert Pierpoint, US. Secretary of State Warren G. Christopher, prosecuting attorney David Boies, and ACTION/Peace Corps director Sam W. Brown, Jr., all U of R alumni.  University President James R. Appleton will confer the award at a special Presidential Convocation on Oct. 20, 2012.  Collin, a Seattle-based freelance journalist and contributing writer for Crosscut Public Media and the New York Times, is coauthor [with Susan Rava] of a forthcoming new book, Profiles in Caregiving: Journeys with Alzheimer's Disease, an anthology of original essays by 17 contributing writers.  CBS News correspondent, Barry Petersen, is among the contributors.  All royalties will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association.  [Note: Collin's wife of 40 years, Linda Tong, died last year of early-onset Alzheimer's.]