Social Media 101 with Mediabistro

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Do you know someone who needs basic training on how to set up and use a Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn profile? We can help. Join us for Social Media 101, an online conference and workshop starting January 17.


UC Office of the President | Oakland, CA

Media Specialist
Posted on: 
December 15, 2011

Under the direction of the Media Relations Director, the incumbent implements media strategies that convey and promote the University's public contributions. The incumbent serves as a media spokesperson for the Office of the President, develops effective and responsive working relationships with the news media, and develops a range of communications materials and products that support effective media relations as well as the broader objectives of the Communications unit.



TV Station Takes Four-Year-Old Child’s Quote Out of Context

Bob Butler
Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Chicago television station is under fire for editing the video of an African-American youth to make it appear that the 4-year-old was advocating gun violence when he clearly stated during the interview that he wanted a gun because his ambition is to be a police officer.   

The CBS station, WBBM, is being blasted by civil rights leaders and news media professionals for taking the youth’s statements out of context, violating the basics of journalism ethics.

Hours Before Rally to Restore Sanity: A Moment Less Than Sane

The Maynard Institute’s Fault Line Framework is a diversity tool that teaches people to talk to each other with the goal of understanding. Dori J. Maynard, who has been refining the framework, will write a regular feature about living on the Fault Lines. This is her first entry. 

A few hours before the recent Rally to Restore Sanity, the general manager of a Hampton Inn in Washington, D.C. kicked me out of his hotel, forcing me to stand on the street to wait for my colleague in 39-degree weather.


Nancy Maynard, Famous Black Women

Nancy Hicks Maynard, a foresighted pioneer in newsroom diversity and a former co-publisher of the Oakland Tribune, died September 21, 2008 in Los Angeles after a prolonged illness. She was 61.

Her death resulted from the intertwined failure of several major organs, her family said.


How "Overstated" Is Idea of "Acting White"?

Friday, July 25, 2014

In last 20 years, writer says, theory has been debunked; journalist confronts history of his slave-owning family; Gaza crisis boosts ratings 30% for Al Jazeera America; Pinterest, too, pledges to do better on diversity; to a boomer, digital Jet magazine doesn't feel like progress; Stanley Nelson plans film on historically black colleges (7/25/14)


MIJE named finalist in NABJ 2014 Salute to Excellence Awards

Maynard Institute's BrotherSpeak program, in partnership with The Washington Post, has been nominated for a Salute to Excellence Award in one of its digital media categories

The finalists will be announced at the convention in Boston on August 2, 2014.


National Press Foundation and Fudan University

Shanghai Journalism Fellowship
Posted on: 
July 24, 2014

The National Press Foundation and Fudan University (China) are collaborating on a program to bring U.S. journalists to Shanghai, China. China Now: Entrepreneurship and More 2014 is an all-expenses-paid, ten-day fellowship in Shanghai where 10 U.S. journalists will have the opportunity to meet with business and economics faculty at Fudan University, interview leading Chinese entrepreneurs and explore issues such as China’s globalizing economy and environmental changes in China. The program takes place November 13 – 22, 2014.


First Look Media

Investigative Researcher
Posted on: 
July 24, 2014

First Look Media seeks to re-imagine journalism for the digital age, combining the promise of technological innovation with the power of fearless reporting. Founded by Pierre Omidyar, the organization will pursue original, independent journalism that is deeply reported and researched, thoroughly fact checked, and beautifully told. We are driven above all by a belief that democracy depends on a citizenry that is not just highly informed, but deeply engaged.


Seth Prince | Mentor


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Seth Prince is sports editor at The Oregonian in Portland, where he has worked since 2000. A Native American (Choctaw/Cherokee), he is a University of Oklahoma graduate who was a Chips Quinn Scholar at the Wichita Eagle in 1999 and a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern at The Oregonian in 2000. He worked as a copy editor in Portland through 2006, copy editing the investigative project on the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service that led the winning entry for the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, writing a Native American style guide and twice being named the newspaper's copy editor of the year. He worked as a reporter in late 2006 before becoming an assistant bureau chief in 2007 and assistant sports editor in 2008. He was named sports editor in 2012, where he leads the Portland area's largest and most influential sports media outlet. He is an alumnus of the Poynter Institute's Leadership Academy (2007), the Maynard Institute's Media Academy at Harvard University (2008) and the Newspaper Association of America's PowerMind Fellowship (2012). He and his wife, Amy, live in Vancouver, Wash., with their three children, Jasper, Carter and Haddie.

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