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This guide is designed to help everyone from high school students to professionals to recruiters find programs that suit their needs. Because there are so many programs, information may vary from year to year. The Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education developed this guide with the support of the McCormick Tribune Foundation.

If there is a program that should be included, contact the Maynard Institute.
Phone: (510) 891-9202.
E-mail: mije@maynardije.org

Diversity Training Programs for Professionals

Asian American Journalist Association (AAJA)
1182 Market St., Suite 320
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 346-2051
Fax: (415) 346-6343
E-mail: National@aaja.org

Executive Leadership Program (ELP) is an annual AAJA leadership-development seminar for Asian-American journalists. The two-day seminar focuses on an array of topics and issues with a different theme each year. For more information about the program, contact Albert Lee at albertl@aaja.org

The Freedom Forum
555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 292-6100
E-mail: news@freedomforum.org

Diversity Institute, a state-of-the-art educational facility adjacent to the Freedom Forum's First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., works with daily newspapers, newspaper groups and others to identify and develop new journalists of color, many of whom come from different careers. For more, go to http://www.diversityinstitute.org

Maynard Institute for Journalism Education
663 Thirteenth Street, Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 891-9202
Fax: (510) 891-9565
E-mail: mije@maynardije.org

Maynard Media Academy training is broken into two nine-day sessions during the year. This program is open to news professionals and supervisors from other industries looking to make a career change. Like all Maynard programs, it is open to people of all races, though the emphasis is on training people of color. The total fee is $2,500. For more, go to http://www.mije.org/mediaacademy

Maynard Editing Program has nearly 20 years experience producing top quality copy editors. The six-week session immerses participants in everything from the basics of headline writing, grammar, page design and story organization to interpersonal skills that enable editors to work successfully with reporters and other editors. The $6,000 fee includes lodging, meals and access to all campus student facilities.

This program gives participants hands-on experience handling daily deadline pressure along with producing for both print and the web. They make the tough judgments editors face every day. The curriculum was developed by veteran newspaper editors and includes classroom work, daily skills-building drills, evening seminars and practical experience working at an area newspaper. For more, go to http://www.mije.org/editingprogram

National Association of Hispanic Journalists
1000 National Press Building
529 14th St., NW
Washington, DC 20045-2001
Phone: (202) 662-7145 / (888) 346-NAHJ
Fax: (202) 662-7144
E-mail: nahj@nahj.org

The Parity Project: The goal of the project is to double the percentage of Latinos employed by daily newspapers and to boost the percentage of Latinos working for local English-language television stations. NAHJ identifies cities where Latinos are underrepresented in the newsrooms but make up a significant portion of the population. In those cities, NAHJ works jointly with print and broadcast outlets, area journalism schools, foundations and Latino community leaders to develop comprehensive model programs that will increase Latino newsroom presence and influence. NAHJ's first partner on the project was the E.W. Scripps Co. Since its inception, the Parity Project has gained two more partners, Lee Enterprises Inc. and Pulitzer Inc. For more, go to http://www.nahj.org/parityproject/parityproject.shtml

National Association of Minority Media Executives
7950 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA 22107
Phone : (703) 854-7178
Fax: (703) 854-7181
Email: info@namme.org

McCormick Tribune Fellowship Initiative: This executive development program for senior managers and executives in the news media is administered by NAMME. Each year, eight fellows are selected (four from newspapers and four from television) to attend two foundation-funded executive development programs (Advanced Executive Program and Management Development Seminar for Television Executives, both conducted at the Media Management Center at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.). For more, go to http://www.mccormicktribune.org/journalism/fellowship.htm

Leadership Development Institute is a leadership development workshop for managers of color. The three-day, hands-on program for new and middle managers of color is offered twice a year, in the spring and fall, in partnership with different media organizations and associations. For more, go to http://www.namme.org/programs/ldi/

Newspaper Association of America (NAA)
4401 Wilson Blvd., Suite 900,
Arlington, VA 22203-1867
Phone: (571) 366-1000
Fax: (571) 366-1195

Mid-career newspaper professionals of color are paired with senior-level executives for the Newspaper Association of America's annual Breakthrough: James K. Batten Leadership Program. In this yearlong program, senior executives serve as mentors to junior colleagues and offer guidance and advice to help them develop leadership skills and broaden their knowledge of the newspaper industry.

The Minority Fellowship program of NAA is a scholarship program for mid-level management. The program is designed to widen opportunities for professionals of color to enter or advance in newspaper management. Newspaper executives and journalism educators are asked to nominate candidates who demonstrate managerial potential. The supervisors' recommendations play a key role in the selection of fellows. For more information, contact Angela Winters at (703) 902-1727, or e-mail angela.winters@naa.org.

The Washington Post
1150 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC  20071
                                                                                                        The Post's Young Journalists Development Program (YJDP) offers journalism training and education to Washington, D.C. area high school journalists and media advisors, and promotes diversity in the media industry through career guidance and mentoring. To receive updates on YJDP programs or to discuss partnership opportunities, contact Jaye P. Linnen at (202) 334-4917, visit YJDP on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WaPo.YJDP or send an email to yjdp@washpost.com.com.