The Maynard Institute specializes in converting newsrooms across the world to reach their full potential as inclusive, productive and financially sustainable organizations. Our “Fault Lines” structure was created by MIJE founder, Robert Maynard, who noticed fissures of society that have the capacity to divide us as violently as an earthquake. Participants of any diversity training will discuss race, sexual orientation, gender, class, generation and geography.
People of color will participate in every aspect of our society. If newspapers are going to remain relevant to the lives of our communities, we must become inclusive instead of exclusive. It’s the way to attract the consumers of today. Also the readers of tomorrow, those we know we are now losing and those we have already lost. — Robert C. Maynard
Our patented Fault Lines program offers a series of virtual or in-person sessions for newsrooms of all sizes to analyze the question: How can you be a dismantler of systemic racism and othering in your organization?
The Newsroom Embed program is for the news organization that is interested in overhauling their company culture and creating a newsroom that will succeed in retaining journalists of color, serving audiences of color and therefore becoming a more profitable newsroom in our increasingly diverse nation.
The Maynard Institute used the Fault Lines framework in collaboration with the University of Arizona Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication to pilot a new training program, curriculum and multiplatform toolkit to improve cultural competency among journalism and mass communications students.
Please contact Evelyn Hsu if you are interested in deploying this program at a university or college.
The Maynard Institute is a partner in Table Stakes, a local news leadership development program managed by the American Press Institute. The program assists news organizations in advancing innovations in local journalism through change-management training.