45 years of diversity, equity and belonging in Journalism

“Newsrooms have a responsibility to cure the legacy of racism.” Robert C. Maynard, 1978

For more than 45 years, the Maynard Institute has fought to push back against the systemic lack of diversity in the news industry through training, collaborations and convenings. We are creating better representation in America’s newsrooms through our Maynard 200 fellowship program, which gives media professionals of color the tools to become skilled storytellers, empowered executives and inspired entrepreneurs.

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Maynard 200 Faculty & Session Highlights in 2024

February 9, 2024

The 2024 Maynard 200 Fellowship faculty and sessions address some of the challenges editors and managers struggle with daily in a newsroom, especially those who have recently transitioned to higher leadership roles.

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Town Hall and Book Excerpt: Dismantling Systemic Racism in News

January 31, 2024

Read an excerpt of the essay written by the Maynard Institute's Co-Executive Director, Martin G. Reynolds, for the book, Reinventing Journalism to Strengthen Democracy: Insights from Innovators, published by the Kettering Foundation and edited by Paloma Dallas and Paula Ellis....

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