Google Training and Development Manager Nicholas Whitaker, Maynard 200 Director Odette Keeley, and Maynard Institute Co-Executive Director Evelyn Hsu
It’s one thing to aim to increase diversity in media. It’s another to significantly expand the pipeline of talent.
That’s what The Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education aims to do through its Maynard 200 Fellowship, which will offer training to 200 journalists over the next five years. Three groups are encouraged to apply: new managers, or those who are considering entering management; journalism entrepreneurs; and journalists and producers. The latter category also includes staffers and freelancers from nontraditional and community outlets.
Martin Reynolds, co-executive director of the Maynard Institute, tells CJR that the program came out of trying to pinpoint the most pressing needs of today’s media industry with regard to training, as well as key issues around diversity hiring, retention, and inclusion. “We found that the pipeline issue has become a real challenge,” Reynolds says. “The losses between 2008 and 2011 of journalists as a whole [and] journalists of color [were impacted] even more, unfortunately. We found that the institute had an opportunity to really think about the next generation.”
After several rounds of strategic planning and surveying more than 500 journalists, the Institute realized the importance of including journalism entrepreneurs in the program in concert with the other two groups. “We couldn’t only focus on leaders and storytellers, because [then] are we going to
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