Maynard Board Member Named Regional Engagement Editor

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February 22, 2012

Martin G. ReynoldsMaynard board member and Media Academy grad Martin G. Reynolds has been appointed as one of three regional engagement editors for the Bay Area News Group (BANG).

"I am very excited about this expanded role. One thing I realized when I was editor of Tribune was the need to connect with the community. The projects we pioneered along with Maynard helped us do that, but we really have just begun to scratch the surface and there is a lot more that can be done. Now, I get the chance to work with a great engagement team I know I will learn from and for an editor in Steve Buttry who lives and breaths this work. On top of it all, I get to collaborate with my colleagues at other DFM/MNG papers across the state. The past five years have been so difficult for our industry, it feels invigorating to do this work. I look forward to this challenge and feel fortunate to have been given the opportunity," said Reynolds.

"Martin has a strong record of engagement, from live chats to community happy hours to the Oakland Voices project (a partnership with the Maynard Institute) to leading our plans for a community newsroom in downtown Oakland. I saw more of his passion for community when I visited Oakland and he showed me around town," said Steve Buttry, Director of Community Engagement & Social Media for BANG parent company Digital First Media.

Reynolds also directs the Maynard Institute's Community Voices program.



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