Maynard Forum

Maynard Institute Webinar on Structural Inequity - Survey Now Available

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Welcome to the Maynard Institute webinar on identifying and reporting on structural inequities in health and education.
The one-hour webinar was broadcast on Wednesday, October 5, 2011. It is underwritten by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

View the webinar here


Troy Davis Execution - Suppression of Race Discussion?

Thursday, September 22, 2011


While watching CNN’s Anderson Cooper plow through coverage of Troy Davis’ execution last week, I couldn’t help but think: Where is the discussion of race? Here was a black man convicted of killing a white off-duty police officer, and there were doubts about his guilt.

Race finally reared its ugly head at the very end of the program in the form of a disturbing reminder from CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin.


Familiar Patterns of Minority Exclusion Follow Mainstream Media Online

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

This story is from the Fall 2011 issue of Nieman Reports, published by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. 


Sulzberger encourages news industry to 'embrace diversity'

Sunday, September 18, 2011

This is the first post from the ASNE Leadership in Diversity: New Models for Growing Audience, Talent and Revenue conference, on the ASNE website. 

NEW YORK --Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr., the publisher of The New York Times, today challenged the news industry “to embrace diversity and take action to transform your organizations” in the face of tremendous changes in technology, demographics and the economy.


President Must Sell Complicated Jobs Program to a Simple-Minded Congress

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

This article is from Mark Trahant's weekly Monday column, Trahant Reports

President Barack Obama must sell a complex idea to a Congress that prides itself on simplicity.


9/11 Through New York’s Ethnic Media Lens

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

This story was originally published by New America Media.


Journalism Project Honors Work of Slain Editor Chauncey Bailey

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Lydia Lum, Contributing Editor for Diverse: Issues in Education shared her piece on the Chauncey Bailey Project, originally published on the Diverse site. 


Newsrooms are Getting Whiter as Their Publications Struggle

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Collin Tong, staff reporter at the International Examiner and Seattle-based stringer for The New York Times as well as a member of the Maynard Family, shared his piece from


Country’s problems are too complex for 140 character answers or political slogans

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

From TRAHANT REPORTS, Mark Trahant's weekly column


Last week President Barack Obama held his first town hall on Twitter. A really great idea and I plunged in with this question:

 “#AskObama Indian Cntry's unemployment rate is unacceptable. Cutting govt jobs will make this situation far worse. What steps to fix this?” @TrahantReports


Joplin's Digital Coverage Vital to Community - Part II

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Dave Woods, The Joplin Globe's digital development manager, contributed valuable insight from his coverage of the Joplin tornado. He just submitted this followup to his first edition:

(7) Pace yourself.  It will be a long haul.