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.



Reporter II, Business of Healthcare
Posted on: 
August 28, 2014

Reporter II, Business of Healthcare #105-15
MPR, St Paul, MN

Position Summary:


The Dinner Party Download

Posted on: 
August 28, 2014

Intern, The Dinner Party Download #505-15
Los Angeles, CA

Position Summary:

Do you have a passion for the arts, entertainment, storytelling, and music? Want to explore the frontiers of food and cocktails? Looking to make waves in public radio? (Do you have a high tolerance for terrible puns?!)  The Dinner Party Download wants YOU to apply for our fall/winter internship.


The Dover Post

Community News Reporters
Posted on: 
August 28, 2014

The Dover Post is looking for community news reporters with at least two years of experience to join our team of dedicated journalists in Dover and downstate Delaware.

Traditional newspapers skills (writing,reporting and knowledge of AP style) are required.  However, candidates also must be comfortable shooting photographs and video (or willing and able to quickly learn.) Knowledge of using social media to engage readers is also important.

We will consider entry-level reporters who have had a solid internship at a weekly or daily newspaper .


Virgil Smith | Mentor


Twitter chat Wednesday, Sept. 3
Follow Virgil at @VirgilLamar
To join the chat, follow #maynardmentor
Follow @TeamMije on Twitter for updates


Virgil L. Smith earned his Bachelor of Science and Master’s degree from the University of San Francisco. He began his media career in 1971 at The Sacramento Bee, where he held a number of positions including circulation manager and personnel director before moving to the Fresno Bee (California) as the director of consumer marketing and chief labor negotiator in 1984. In 1991 he joined the Gannett Company as associate publisher in Stockton, California; and was named president and publisher in 1992 before serving as the assistant to the senior group president of the Gannett Pacific Group in Reno, Nevada. In 1996, he served as president and publisher of the Asheville, Citizen-Times (North Carolina) for ten years. In September 2006 he was appointed Vice President for Talent Management for the Gannett Company; in October 2010, his title was changed to Vice President Talent Acquisition and Diversity. In August 2014, responsibilities were changed to focus on diversity initiatives for Gannett. He has earned numerous professional and community awards, including being named one of the top three managers in Gannett and awarded a Gannett President’s Ring.



Bombshell Suit Against "White People" Magazine

Friday, August 22, 2014

Tatsha Robertson, at right, says in her lawsuit that she was "the only Black Sen

Complaint cites story choices, pale Time Inc. leadership;'s D.C. restructuring means fewer blacks; ACLU says Ferguson events brought setbacks to the press; for next week, the New Yorker's cover is personal; White House said to rely on Sharpton for Ferguson info; Politico hires Eva Rodriguez, a Latina, as senior editor; Washington Post editorial board won't use "Redskins"; "white-on-white murder in America is out of control" (8/22/14)

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