OAKLAND, CA (January 30, 2023): The Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, a nonprofit dedicated to expanding the diversity pipeline in the news media and dismantling structural racism in its newsrooms, is accepting applications for its cornerstone Maynard 200 Fellowship. The professional development program provides cutting-edge training and year-long mentorship for storytellers, editors and managers, leaders and media entrepreneurs of diverse backgrounds.

The 2023 program will kick off in-person on June 26th at Bob Schieffer College of Communication at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas. Maynard 200 fellows will benefit from tuition-free training and mentorship, plus lodging and travel expenses will be covered by the Maynard Institute.

The program will continue throughout the summer with a series of virtual webinars. A second week of training will be held virtually over Zoom the week of October 23rd. Fellows will then be paired with industry veterans and experts in relevant disciplines in their area of interest to receive one year of one-to-one mentorship through October 2024.

This year’s program will consist of a cohort size of 30 fellows. Applicants can apply to one of four curriculum tracks designed for investigative storytellers, executive leaders, frontline editors and managers and media entrepreneurs and product developers. Applications are due by 11:59 PM PDT on March 31, 2023. Screening will begin after the application deadline and will continue through April.

Maynard 200 has been supported by Craig Newmark Philanthropies, Google News Initiative, and The Hearthland Foundation. The Fox Corporation is a returning sponsor for the 2023 program as well.

For more information and guidance on the application process, as well as COVID-19 safety protocols for the in-person training sessions, please visit Maynard 200 program updates for 2023.

About the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education

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. Founded by Robert C. Maynard, the Institute promotes diversity and antiracism in the news media through improved coverage, hiring and business practices. 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.

About the Maynard 200 Fellowship program

Maynard 200 is the cornerstone fellowship program advancing the Maynard Institute’s efforts to expand the diversity pipeline in news media and dismantle structural racism in its newsrooms. It is designed for and serves the next generation of media leaders, storytellers, editors and entrepreneurs, in order to advance their career growth and leadership power in newsrooms and organizations. The professional development program provides customized training courses, resources and 1:1 mentorship by industry professionals, to fellows who have represented a wide spectrum of racial, gender and geographic backgrounds.

Join the Maynard 200 Kick-off in Fort Worth

The deadline to apply for Maynard 200 is March 31, 2023. Read more about the program and apply today!


See the latest press release on PR Newswire. For more information about sponsoring the Maynard 200 Fellowship or program eligibility, please reach out to: Maynard 200 Director, Odette Alcazaren-Keeley at okeeley@mije.org.