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, Executive Director

Evelyn Hsu is acting executive director of the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education. She joined the institute in 2004 as director of programs. Most recently, she was senior director for programs and operations. Hsu is a 1979 graduate of the institute’s Summer Program for Minority Journalists. She worked as a reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle and The Washington Post. She was an associate director of the American Press Institute and a member of the faculty of the Poynter Institute. She is a past national president of the Asian American Journalists Association.

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 worked as a reporter (1968-1977) and part-time copy editor (1999-2008) for 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 Association of Opinion Journalists, and for many years, chaired the Media Monitoring Committee of the National Association of Black Journalists. He continues to moderate the NABJ's listserve.

Prince was an editorial writer, columnist and op-ed editor 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.

In 2013, Prince received the Ida B. Wells Award from the National Association of Black Journalists and the Medill School at Northwestern University, “given to an individual who has made outstanding efforts to make newsrooms and news coverage more accurately reflect the diversity of the communities they serve.”

In 2010, Prince was honored with the Robert McGruder Award from Kent State University for his promotion of diversity in the news business, as well as a P.E.N. Oakland award.