API Publishes “Focused Listening” Collection

On January 30th, the American Press Institute published a special essay collection on reaching new audiences by listening. With the help of Ashley Kang, director of Syracuse University’s South Side Community Newspaper Project The Stand, we spent time late last year finding examples of newsrooms who were able to reach out to communities that may […]

Announcing The Ida B. Wells Fellowship Stipend

The deadline for the 2018 application is February 15. Journalists can start their application here. The Investigative Fund is pleased to announce that we have been able to increase the Ida B. Wells Fellowship stipend from $10,000 to $12,000! In honor of Ida B. Wells – the pioneering African-American activist and investigative reporter who, during […]

Center for Health Journalism Impact Fund – USC Annenberg Center for Health Information

Dear Journalist, In this era of tight newsroom budgets, it’s often hard to devote as much time and resources to a topic as warranted. The USC Annenberg School of Journalism has just launched the Center for Health Journalism Impact Fund, which is designed to support groundbreaking reporting on the health of underserved communities in California. […]

MIJE Leadership Team - Evelyn Hsu and Martin Reynolds

What a year!

Dear Friends of the Maynard Institute: What a year it’s been. We’ve raised funds to support two ambitious new programs: Maynard 200: This is our effort to rebuild the media diversity pipeline by training at least 40 storytellers, media managers and entrepreneurs a year for five years. We start next year with a pilot supported […]

The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute seeks a Senior Editor

About The Investigative Fund The Investigative Fund’s mission is to produce high-impact investigative reporting that holds the powerful accountable. We seek to bring underreported stories to light, cultivate diverse journalistic talent, and create a home for independent journalism that serves the public. We enable independent investigative reporters to produce deeply reported journalism for a wide […]

The Washington Post Fellowship Webinar

John Sullivan, Investigative Reporter-in-Residence from American University will be hosting a webinar about The Washington Post Fellowship, a unique opportunity to work with the Post while obtaining a MA in Journalism and Public Affairs from the School of Communication at American University. Wednesday, December 13 @ 12:00pm (EST) Click here to RSVP

Day of Giving

On this national Day of Giving, please join in supporting the Maynard Institute and our efforts to push for diversity and inclusion across journalism. It has been a challenging and yet very exciting time for the institute as we come through a lengthy and robust strategic planning process. We have wonderful progress to report: We […]

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 […]