Maynard Forum

KQED Forum: Journalistic Embarrassments - MIJE Joins the Conversation

Maynard Institute president Dori J. Maynard phoned in to KQED's Forum program with reporter Joshua Johnson on Friday to present another perspective on the topic of journalistic embarrassments: the exclusion of entire segments of the population in coverage. Listen here.


NABJ Panel: Portray Black Men, Boys More Accurately

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

NEW ORLEANS—Studies have documented that media coverage of African-American men and boys disproportionately focuses on crime, unemployment and poverty, often depicting them at the extremes as perpetrators or victims. Rarely do the media portray them as part of the everyday fabric of American society, as routine Americans going about daily life.


Maynard Institute NABJ Panel on Media Depictions of Black Males - Event Photos and Storify

To celebrate its 35th anniversary, The Maynard Institute for Journalism Education (#mije35th) hosted a panel luncheon on Media Depictions of Black Males at the 2012 NABJ Convention held in New Orleans.

Follow this link to view more pictures from the event and to read Sherri Williams's Storify.



Philly Voices: A Convening of Media Professionals, April 30, 2012


On April 30th the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists, held the second “Philly Voices” conversation and workshop, this time with key leaders of the Philadelphia-area media, philanthropic and academic communities.

The goal of this gathering was to develop strategies and partnerships to help reframe the coverage of African-American men and boys, which often focuses disproportionately on stories about crime and violence.


20 Years After the Riots: A More Worldly Los Angeles, A More Insular Los Angeles Times

Peter Hong_TeaserPeter Hong is senior deputy for Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. Hong was a reporter for the L.A. Times for 15 years and is a graduate of the Maynard Institute Total Community Coverage program, Class of 1993.

"I had been following the media coverage of the riot anniversary, and was stunned that even after months of planning and a whole lot of resources devoted to riot anniversary packages, news organizations did little on the media’s role during the riot era, and the rise and fall of diversity initiatives in the following decades. That it’s not even part of the conversation is telling," said Hong.


Collaborative Journalism - Remarks and Observations

teaserMartin G. Reynolds, senior editor for community engagement for the Bay Area News Group, spoke at the Logan Symposium in Berkeley, CA to discuss his experiences with collaborative journalism. Bay Area News Group is a 560,000 daily circulation newspaper group that serves 2.7 million readers each week in online and in print.


Zimmerman Case Ignites Dialogue on Latino Racial Identity


This story was originally published by New America Media on April 10, 2012.

The killing of unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin has ignited a dialogue about race among Latino journalists and bloggers over the complex racial identity of Latinos, and the simplified – and sometimes inaccurate -- ways some media have reported it.


Thoughts from an Italian Villa


Mark Trahant, board chair, just returned from a fellowship in Bellagio Center. Away from the 24/7 American cable newsfeed, he had some insights on the political climate and social issues here in the United States with an eye to solving our problems.


Trayvon Martin Touches Oakland Forum

Maynard Institute president Dori Maynard with writer and Bay Area News Group rep

This story was originally published by Jesse Garnier on the site.

The shock waves of George Zimmerman’s 9 mm pistol are still being felt even here in the Bay Area.

With rain trampling the roof of downtown Oakland’s Nile Center, a few dozen citizens gathered Tuesday night to find meaning in the Trayvon Martin slaying, and seek awareness of larger issues looming in the shadows of tragedy.


Media Training Conference Looks at CA's 2012 Election Issues

This stTeaserory was originally published by Oakland Local and republished by New America Media.

Is 2012 the year that California’s ethnic electorate becomes the decider in the state’s future? And If so, what will that mean for hot-button issues like tax measures, criminal justice reform, the environment and healthcare?