The Maynard Institute Staff: A Model of Cultural Diversity within the Workplace

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Dori J. Maynard

Dori J. Maynard, President

Dori J. Maynard is the President of the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education. Prior to being named president in January 2001, she directed the History project which leads the way in preserving and protecting the contributions of those courageous journalists of color who broke into the mainstream media against the backdrop of the turbulent 1960s and 1970s. Dori also heads the Fault Lines project, a framework that helps journalists more accurately cover their communities. She is the co-author of "Letters to My Children," which is a compilation of nationally syndicated columns by her late father Bob Maynard, with introductory essays by Dori.

As a reporter, she worked on both coasts -- The Bakersfield Californian, and The Patriot Ledger, in Quincy, Massachusetts -- as well as at the Detroit Free Press,.  In 1993 she and her father became the first father-daughter duo ever to be appointed Nieman scholars at Harvard University. Bob Maynard won this prestigious fellowship in 1966.

She currently serves on the board of the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation. She received the prestigious "Fellow of Society" award from the Society of Professional Journalists at the national convention in Seattle, Wash. October 6, 2001 and was voted one of the "10 Most Influential African Americans in the Bay Area" in 2004. In 2008 she received the Asian American Journalists Association's Leadership in Diversity Award. 

Maynard graduated from Middlebury College, Vermont, with a BA in American History.

Evelyn Hsu, Senior Director, Programs and Operations

Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education
East Coast Office

Evelyn Hsu is senior director of programs for the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education. She began her journalism career at the San Francisco Chronicle where she was a City Hall reporter and a member of the investigative team. She spent eight years at The Washington Post as a metropolitan reporter covering politics and government and as an assistant editor for the paper's weeklies.

From the Post, she joined the American Press Institute in Reston, Va., as an associate director responsible for designing and leading seminars on editing, management and writing.

In 2000, she joined the faculty of the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla., where she worked on programs for students and on mid-career programs on management and writing.

She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and of the Maynard Institute's Summer Program for Minority Journalists.

She is a past national president of the Asian American Journalists Association and was a key organizer of the first UNITY conference that brought together more than 5,000 journalists. She has served on the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications and on the board of the Student Press Law Center. She currently serves on the Youth Services Committee of the Newspaper Association of America.

Richard Prince 

Richard Prince writes "Richard Prince's Journal-isms," a three-times-a-week column on diversity issues in the news media, for the Web site of the Maynard Institute of Journalism Education (

He also works part-time as a copy editor at the Washington Post, and was founding editor of Black College Wire, a news service for black college students ( that aims to improve college newspapers and increase their frequency.

He chairs the Diversity Committee of the National Conference of Editorial Writers, and for many years, chaired the Media Monitoring Committee of the National Association of Black Journalists. He continues to moderate the NABJ's listserv.

Prince was an editorial writer and columnist at the Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, N.Y., where he worked from 1979 to 1994. There, he became a founding member of the William Monroe Trotter Group, an association of African American newspaper columnists for which he helps maintain a presence on the Web. (

Elisabeth Pinio

Elisabeth Pinio is the Manager, Marketing and Operations of the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education. Prior to this appointment, she performed administrative and creative functions in a variety of industries, from public service to publishing. Her interests in marketing and writing led her to foray briefly into journalism as an intern at a small Latino newspaper based in San Francisco.

She came aboard the Institute while working as a freelance graphic designer and interning at an internet news aggregate as well as a mobile web development company.

She strives to balance between business and creative endeavors and has degrees in graphic design and business administration.