The Maynard 200 National Journalism Fellowship Program Launches First Training Week

The Maynard 200 National Journalism Fellowship Program launched its first pilot this past summer, holding its first week of training from July 23-27, 2018 at the Google Campus and the Hotel Boulderado Conference Center in Boulder, Colorado. The Maynard Institute for Journalism Education is proud to have kicked off this program, alongside its direct partner, Google News Lab, with a compelling inaugural roster of fellows. These 26 media professionals of color: storytellers + leaders/managers + media entrepreneurs, represent both general market and ethnic media organizations. Their diversity was mirrored by distinguished faculty of various backgrounds and disciplines, also hailing from both mainstream and ethnic news outlets.

The first Maynard 200 Cohort is an inspiring group of journalists from various regions across the U.S., whose expertise, passion and innovation, embody the program’s mission of expanding and professionalizing the diversity pipeline in the field, and providing critical training resources especially to underserved media spaces. Maynard 200 aims to train 200 journalists of color in the next 5 years, but more importantly, seeks to spark a movement among people of color and culture, articulating the vital role of diversity across all media portals, especially needed in this fraught climate in our nation’s history. The cohort will complete the program with its second training week at USC Annenberg in December 2018.

The program is also supported by the News Integrity Initiative, Craig Newmark Philanthropies, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, and in this first training week, local partners especially the University of Colorado Boulder College of Media, Communication and Information.

Check out more information about the 2018 Maynard 200 Fellows and the Faculty for this first training week.