The program will continue throughout the summer with a series of virtual webinars. A second week of face-to-face training will take place the week of October 24. Fellows will then be matched with industry veterans and experts in relevant disciplines in their area of interest to receive a year of one-on-one mentorship through October 2023.
This year’s program will consist of an expanded cohort of 50 fellows. Applicants can apply for one of four program streams, including Investigative Storytelling, Media Entrepreneurship, Executive Leadership, and Frontline Writers and Managers. Applications will be accepted via March 21st. Selection will begin after the application deadline and will continue through March and early April.
Maynard 200 was supported by Google News Initiative, Craig Newmark Philanthropies, The Hearthland Foundation and The McClatchy Foundation. The Fox Corporation is a confirmed sponsor for the 2022 program.
For more information and guidance on the application process, as well as COVID-19 safety protocols for in-person training sessions, please visit the Maynard Institute website.
ABOUT THE MAYNARD INSTITUTE FOR JOURNALISM TRAINING
For more than 40 years, the Maynard Institute has fought to address the systemic lack of diversity in the news industry through training, collaborations and encounters. Founded by Robert C. Maynardthe Institute promotes diversity and anti-racism in the news media by improving coverage, hiring and business practices.
We’re 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 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:
Maynard 200 is the foundational scholarship program that advances the Maynard Institute’s efforts to expand the diversity pipeline in news media and dismantle structural racism in its newsrooms.
It serves the next generation of media leaders, storytellers and entrepreneurs, to advance their career growth and leadership power in newsrooms and organizations.
The professional development program offers personalized training courses, resources and
1:1 mentorship by industry professionals, to Fellows who have represented a wide range of racial, gender, and geographic backgrounds.
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