40 years of driving diversity in Journalism

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

For more than 40 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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Vision25: Building Racial Equity in Newsrooms

October 1, 2020

Today, we’re announcing Vision25: Building Racial Equity in Newsrooms, a catalyst in a social change movement that seeks to build journalistic institutions where newsrooms are actively anti-racist and collaborative, and journalists of color feel like they truly belong. This movement...

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Remembering Richard S. Holden

April 21, 2020

Richard S. Holden wore many hats in his illustrious life – all of them well. He was an editor extraordinaire. The first memory for most participants in the Maynard Institute’s Editing Program for Minority Journalists is that he had been...

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Remembering Eugene Kane

April 21, 2020

Eugene Kane, a longtime columnist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and a graduate of the Maynard Institute’s Summer Program for Minority Journalists, died April 16 at the age of 63. Kane was known for his award-winning column, Raising Kane, in...

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