Meet the Oakland Voices 2017-2018 Correspondents

Ryan Barba is an Oakland native who is following his passion of writing. It has lead to his desire to further his knowledge and insight in this profession by learning and sharing with others. Ryan attended primary and secondary schools in Oakland and has ties to various community outreach programs throughout the East Bay. Having […]

POLITICO Journalism Institute now accepting applications

POLITICO is accepting applications for its fifth session of the POLITICO Journalism Institute (PJI), an educational initiative focused on newsroom diversity. The intensive program, which is designed for college students, will be held May 29 to June 9, 2018. It features hands-on training for up to 12 recent grads and university students interested in covering […]

The Trust Project launches

On Thursday, Nov. 16th, The Trust Project, a consortium of news outlets, launched the “Trust Indicators,” which will strengthen transparency and help readers to identify trustworthy, quality journalism. Dozens of news sites, and leading tech companies (Google, Facebook, Bing), will be using the new Indicators, spearheaded by journalist Sally Lehrman at Santa Clara University’s Markkula […]

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Native American professor resigns over disputed lecture series

By Joe Heim, The Washington Post Originally published on October 30, 2017 A Native American professor at the University of North Dakota announced last week that he will not renew his position at the end of this academic year because the school twice stopped him from creating a lecture series about the protests against the […]

New America Media Announces Closure of Organization

New America Media, Press Release, Posted: Nov 01, 2017 SAN FRANCISCO — The board of directors and staff of the nonprofit New America Media (NAM), and its parent organization, Pacific News Service (PNS), announced today that the two entities will cease operations by November 30, 2017. “For 45 years, Pacific News Service has pioneered new […]

MIJE on Charlottesville

MIJE co-executive director Martin Reynolds was a guest this week on two media roundtables discussing the controversial events in Charlottesville: Your Call’s media roundtable: Charlottesville & white supremacy KALW, Local Public Radio, 91.7FM in San Francisco Week to Week Politics Roundtable and Social Hour, 8/21/2017, Commonwealth Club

Reporter-Producer, “Reveal”

Reveal, the fast-growing national public radio show and podcast from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX, is looking for an experienced reporter-producer to help us make the journalistic equivalent of workouts at the gym – stories that are tough, get your heart pumping and leave you feeling stronger in the end. We combine bulletproof […]

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Maynard Institute Announces New Partnership and Program

Maynard 200: Creating the Future OAKLAND (CA) – Google News Lab will partner with the Maynard Institute to launch Maynard 200, the institute’s new program to train 200 journalism entrepreneurs, media leaders and storytellers of color within the next five years. Google has awarded $100,000 to the institute to underwrite a 10-month pilot and will […]

After a strenuous year of rethinking its mission, the Maynard Institute launches new diversity initiatives

By SHAN WANG, NiemanLab Published on Aug. 9, 2017 at: http://www.niemanlab.org/2017/08/after-a-strenuous-year-of-rethinking-its-mission-the-maynard-institute-launches-new-diversity-initiatives/ For the past year, the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education has been renovating the organization from the ground up through a major “Maynard Re-Imagined” project, during which it reconsidered what the Institute could and should offer to the media sector in the […]

Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education to help increase diversity in journalism with $134,000 from Knight Foundation

Funding will support development and pilot of a new cultural competency program for college journalism students OAKLAND, Calif.―Aug. 9, 2017―The Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education will create a new training program to provide the next generation of journalists with the tools they need to advance diversity in journalism with $134,000 from the John […]