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    Event Date(s): 
    03/06/2016 - 15:00 - 18:00
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    Film Screening

    “Finding Samuel Lowe: From Harlem to China” will screen at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 6, at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. The film was co-created by Paula Madison, a retired NBCUniversal executive and co-chair of the Maynard Institute board of directors. Madison will be at the screening to discuss the film and her search for her Chinese roots. The cultural center is located at 388 9th St., Suite 290, in Oakland. To reserve a seat call 510-763-0370.


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    Internships
    Posted on: 
    February 28, 2016
    Deadline: 
    March 16, 2016

    Position Summary:

    Our internships are opportunities for broadcasting/journalism students or recent graduates to learn the real-world demands of working in an award-winning public media newsroom. We aim to provide a meaningful experience for the intern and SCPR and are seeking interns interested in radio news production, talk shows, digital news, data analysis or interactive news applications.

    We'll be hiring four full-time interns for a 10-week stint. The pay is $12 an hour.

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    Brenda Payton
    March 11, 2016

    By Brenda Payton

    I was in a meeting with Bob Maynard. It must have been in the early ’80s. When he took over as editor of the Oakland Tribune, he was the first African American to lead a mainstream daily newspaper. But that wasn’t the topic of discussion at the meeting.

    “You know, one day people will not be getting their news from newspapers,” he said, holding up a Tribune. “They’ll be reading it on their computers.” 

    Even 30-plus years later, I remember his words. We looked at him as if he were crazy. No newspapers? News on the computer? What was he talking about? (I thought he might have mentioned the word “Internet.” But looking back, his observation predated common references to that term, first used in 1982, according to infoplease.com.)

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    I was in a meeting with Bob Maynard. It must have been in the early ’80s. When he took over as editor of the Oakland Tribune, he was the first African American to lead a mainstream daily newspaper. But that wasn’t the topic of discussion at the meeting.

    “You know, one day people will not be getting their news from newspapers,” he said, holding up a Tribune. “They’ll be reading it on their computers.” 

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    MIJE Staff
    April 1, 2016

    Book CoverWoody Lewis, essayist and former web architect for the Maynard Institute, has just published "Three Lost Souls: Stories about race, class and loneliness," as a Kindle Ebook.

    Book CoverWoody Lewis, essayist and former web architect for the Maynard Institute, has just published "Three Lost Souls: Stories about race, class and loneliness," as a Kindle Ebook.


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    MIJE Staff
    April 17, 2016

    Maynard board member Dorothy Gilliam will be honored by the Anne O'Hare McCormick Memorial Fund as the recipient of the organization's first Anne O'Hare McCormick Trailblazer award. Gilliam will receive the award at an April 18 reception in Washington DC. - MIJE Staff

    Dorothy Butler Gilliam will receive our first Anne O'Hare McCormick Trailblazer Award. She was the first African-american female reporter hired by the Washington Post, joining the paper's City Desk staff in October 1961. She was an Anne O'Hare McCormick Scholar at Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism for 1960-1961. During her long career with The Washington Post, she wrote an influential column on education, race and politics for the Metro section. Beyond her byline, she became known as an activist. Gilliam helped to organize protests against the New York Daily News after it fired two-thirds of its African-American staff. She was the president of the National Association of Black Journalists from 1993 to 1995. In 1997, she created the Young Journalists Development Program at The Washington Post. She is a co-founder of The Maynard Institute in Oakland, California, which has trained over 2,000 journalists of color since the 1970s. In 2003-2004, she joined The George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs as the J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Fellow. She also launched Prime Movers Media, the nation's first mentorship program for underserved students at urban schools.

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    The AOM Memorial Fund as established in 1954 as a posthumous tribute to Anne O'Hare McCormick of The New York Times by her colleagues in the Newswomen's Club of New York.

    Maynard board member Dorothy Gilliam will be honored by the Anne O'Hare McCormick Memorial Fund as the recipient of the organization's first Anne O'Hare McCormick Trailblazer award. Gilliam will receive the award at an April 18 reception in Washington DC. - MIJE Staff

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    MIJE Staff
    April 24, 2016

    At the Oakland Voices community forum on affordable housing earlier this month, expert panelists offered an unusually optimistic view of ways to secure affordable housing in Oakland, in spite of the city’s housing crisis. Strategies ranged from constructing housing for teachers, securing impact fees from developers to fund affordable housing and linking livable wages to issues of housing. The panel made it clear that the city has many tools to accommodate its working class families and residents.

    At the Oakland Voices community forum on affordable housing earlier this month, expert panelists offered an unusually optimistic view of ways to secure affordable housing in Oakland, in spite of the city’s housing crisis. Strategies ranged from constructing housing for teachers, securing impact fees from developers to fund affordable housing and linking livable wages to issues of housing. The panel made it clear that the city has many tools to accommodate its working class families and residents.

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    MIJE Staff
    May 4, 2016

    The Center for Investigative Reporting and The Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education are pleased to announce the launch of theDori J. Maynard Senior Research Fellows program.

    Continuing and deepening the work of both organizations, the program is designed to bring together researchers from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to examine the intersection of race, power and media. Their research will be a resource for media organizations, academic institutions, foundations and others.

    The program is named for Dori J. Maynard, the late president and CEO of the Maynard Institute who worked tirelessly to push the news media to accurately reflect the diversity of the nation. She died Feb. 24, 2015 in her home in Oakland, CA after a battle with cancer.

    She was 56.

    The fellowship will be led by Lindsay Green-Barber, Ph.D., CIR’s director of strategic research.

    We are pleased to announce the first cohort of senior fellows:

    • Meredith Clark, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Mayborn School of Journalism at University of North Texas and a graduate of the Maynard Media Academy for managers.

    • Jana Diesner, Ph.D., assistant professor at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s iSchool and affiliate at the Department of Computer Science.

    • Laura K. Nelson, Ph.D., postdoctoral research fellow in the Management and Organizations Department in the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and affiliate at the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems. In September, Nelson will become an assistant professor in Northeastern University’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

    Joaquin Alvarado, CEO of CIR, said, “We are excited to collaborate with the Maynard Institute to honor and extend the legacy of leadership, learning and courage the institute has provided in journalism. I can think of no better way to celebrate Dori than by pursuing the mission she was so dedicated to. CIR is committed to these principles and values and models them every day we come to work.”

    “We admire the work and the leadership of The Center for Investigative Reporting, and we are thrilled to be partners with them in advancing innovative research and thoughtful discussion of  race, power and media,” said Evelyn Hsu, executive director of the Maynard Institute.

    Maynard board member Martin G. Reynolds said, “This research collaboration with CIR reflects a new strategy for an invigorated institute that seeks to develop research that shows, unequivocally, the value of achieving diversity in staffing, coverage and revenue.”

    Of the senior research fellowship initiative, Jonathan Kaufman, director of Northeastern University’s School of Journalism, said, “This project demonstrates the growing intersection of data, data analysis and journalism. Collaboration between universities, nonprofits like CIR and the Maynard institute and media partners is the future of deeply-reported, high-impact journalism. Northeastern is proud to be at the cutting edge of this new field.”

    Starting this month, CIR and the Maynard Institute will host a series of Equity Exchanges with key stakeholders and potential collaborators to discuss the project and get feedback on research questions the fellows will examine.

    The Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education is the nation’s oldest organization dedicated to helping the news media accurately portray all segments of society, particularly those often overlooked, such as communities of color. The institute has been the pre-eminent organization working to support journalists of color, while pushing newsrooms across the nation to achieve diversity in coverage, hiring and business. The organization is coming out of a strategic planning process to reimagine itself to serve media in the 21st century. Part of that service centers on research to help support the need for diversity and equity in media.

    Founded in 1977, The Center for Investigative Reporting is the nation’s first independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization dedicated to public service journalism. CIR empowers the public through groundbreaking investigative storytelling that sparks action, improves lives and protects our democracy. Over the last three years, CIR has convened academic researchers, media makers and others to undertake collaborative research projects and advance the field.

    The announcement of this collaboration coincides with the anniversary of the Washington, D.C., memorial honoring Dori Maynard. Hundreds gathered at the Newseum on May 4, 2015, to remember her as a champion of diversity and a friend and mentor to many. This fellowship is a tribute to her memory and her work.

    The Center for Investigative Reporting and The Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education are pleased to announce the launch of theDori J. Maynard Senior Research Fellows program.

    Continuing and deepening the work of both organizations, the program is designed to bring together researchers from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to examine the intersection of race, power and media. Their research will be a resource for media organizations, academic institutions, foundations and others.

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  • 05/15/16--13:17: Best Voices of 2015 - 2016
  • MIJE Staff
    May 24, 2016

    From the very beginning, at the orientation weekend in July, the Oakland Voices 2015 correspondents shared a connection that no one could really explain. It started during a writing exercise and they just clicked. That bond would help them navigate stories about resilient family members, neighborhood businesses trying to make a difference, community organizers providing essential services and their own reactions to President Barack Obama’s executive order regarding gun violence and regulations. They organized two successful, informative community forums on displacement, Oakland’s major issue. They made discoveries about their own neighborhoods and took on complex issues such as gentrification and human trafficking. They highlighted delightful and unusual holiday celebrations in their communities. At the end of the program, they said they felt they had found or rediscovered their voices and plan to continue to tell the stories they see around them. Here are some of the highlights of their work. - Brenda Payton, Oakland Voices Coordinator

    They became advocates for healthy lifestyles. They reminisced about childhood inspirations. They celebrated the vibrancy of their evolving city, but with caution. They understand when change happens, people get left behind. The Sacramento Voices cohort for 2015-16 created a remarkably diverse body of work, writing about their South Sacramento communities with insight, depth and passion matched by no other media platform. Equally compelling was the quality of the writing. The pieces here reflect not just accumulated knowledge and snapshots of 10 lives lived in a specific place and time, but a unique community literary accomplishment of enduring journalistic craftsmanship. - Robert Graswich, Sacramento Voices Coordinator

    Tent City Oakland
    By Randy Filio
    Oakland Voices

    Old backboards, leaky roof, no wins and joy
    By Ricardo Lopez, Jr.
    Sacramento Voices

    From the very beginning, at the orientation weekend in July, the Oakland Voices 2015 correspondents shared a connection that no one could really explain. It started during a writing exercise and they just clicked. That bond would help them navigate stories about resilient family members, neighborhood businesses trying to make a difference, community organizers providing essential services and their own reactions to President Barack Obama’s executive order regarding gun violence and regulations.

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    MIJE Staff
    May 24, 2016

    From the very beginning, at the orientation weekend in July, the Oakland Voices 2015 correspondents shared a connection that no one could really explain. It started during a writing exercise and they just clicked. That bond would help them navigate stories about resilient family members, neighborhood businesses trying to make a difference, community organizers providing essential services and their own reactions to President Barack Obama’s executive order regarding gun violence and regulations.

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    MIJE Staff
    May 24, 2016

    They became advocates for healthy lifestyles. They reminisced about childhood inspirations. They celebrated the vibrancy of their evolving city, but with caution. They understand when change happens, people get left behind. The Sacramento Voices cohort for 2015-16 created a remarkably diverse body of work, writing about their South Sacramento communities with insight, depth and passion matched by no other media platform. Equally compelling was the quality of the writing.

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    MIJE Staff
    May 23, 2016

    Oakland Voices correspondents reflect on what they learned during the 10-month program.

    Video by Randy Filio

    Oakland Voices correspondents reflect on what they learned during the 10-month program.

    Video by Randy Filio


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  • 07/05/16--16:53: C-SPAN
  • Producer (part-time)
    Posted on: 
    July 5, 2016

    C-SPAN is seeking a part-time Producer for its radio station WCSP-FM. This person will be responsible for supporting the production of an air shift, including writing scripts, monitoring live and recorded events and researching and gathering necessary information to execute the radio program schedule. Bachelor’s degree in related field, minimum three years related experience, including radio production experience. Demonstrated knowledge of public affairs, public policy and American political history. Schedule includes evenings and weekends.

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  • 07/05/16--17:02: NorthJersey.com
  • Web Producer
    Posted on: 
    July 5, 2016

    NorthJersey.com is seeking a Web Producer to help publish breaking news and other content from The Record and other sources in various formats, including articles, photos, videos, audio and more. The Web Producer will use various web-based applications to categorize and optimize breaking news and other content, populate various sections of the site, and promote published material using Twitter, Facebook and e-mail newsletters. The web producer will also create documentation to facilitate the handing off of web site management from one desk to another at certain times of day and night.

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    By Martin G. Reynolds, Senior Fellow, The Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education
    July 8, 2016

    By Martin G. Reynolds
    Senior Fellow
    The Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education

    OAKLAND - The slayings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile have shaken the nation and brought to a head the festering tensions between people of color and law enforcement.

    Members of the press across the country are hard at work, thoughtfully reflecting how to make sense of this, and how best to cover the slayings of Spencer, in Louisiana, and Castile, in Minnesota, and the five Dallas police officers gunned down after a peaceful protest in that city Thursday night.
     
    We have all been shaken, but we have a job to do.

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    OAKLAND - The slayings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile have shaken the nation and brought to a head the festering tensions between people of color and law enforcement.

    Members of the press across the country are hard at work, thoughtfully reflecting how to make sense of this, and how best to cover the slayings of Sterling, in Louisiana, and Castile, in Minnesota, and the five Dallas police officers gunned down after a peaceful protest in that city Thursday night.
     

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    MIJE Staff
    July 12, 2016

    Minority workforce numbers have increased in several areas of broadcast media, but minority news personnel hiring has not kept pace with the overall population growth of non-white residents, the latest research on newsroom diversity by the Radio Television Digital News Association and Hofstra University shows.

    The annual survey found minorities in 23.1 percent of the jobs in newsrooms at non-Hispanic TV stations. In radio newsrooms, minority representation fell by 0.4 percent and remained especially low (5.6 percent) at commercial stations. Newspaper numbers are expected later this summer. Minorities comprise about 38 percent of the U.S. population.

    The complete report can be found at http://tinyurl.com/wamn16 and a sharable infographic on race and ethnicity in the newsroom at ow.ly/XiiS3026Aq2

    Minority workforce numbers have increased in several areas of broadcast media, but minority news personnel hiring has not kept pace with the overall population growth of non-white residents, the latest research on newsroom diversity by the Radio Television Digital News Association and Hofstra University shows.

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    MIJE Staff
    July 12, 2016

    MIJE asked veteran civil rights journalists Paul Delaney and Dorothy Gilliam about lessons from the 1960s that might be applied to journalists trying to make sense of the violence that convulsed America last week in Dallas, Falcon Heights and Baton Rouge.

    Delaney began his work with the Atlanta Daily World during the Civil Rights Movement and became a foreign correspondent and editor for The New York Times. Gilliam joined the Washington Post in 1961 as the first African American woman reporter hired by the paper. She wrote a Post Metro column for 19 years and serves as a MIJE board member.

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    MIJE asked veteran civil rights journalists Paul Delaney and Dorothy Gilliam about lessons from the 1960s that might be applied to journalists trying to make sense of the violence that convulsed America last week in Dallas, Falcon Heights and Baton Rouge.

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    By Reveal Staff
    August 2, 2016

    EMERYVILLE, Calif. – Today, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, a national nonprofit newsroom in the San Francisco Bay Area, launched a project-based fellowship for journalists of color. The Reveal Investigative Fellowship will help strengthen a field in which diversity of background and perspective are more crucial than in any other corner of media.

    The yearlong fellowship, made possible with generous support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, emphasizes development of investigative reporting skills for early- to mid-career reporters and producers. It is intended for journalists currently employed by other outlets and includes on-site training at CIR’s Emeryville headquarters, ongoing coaching and mentoring, travel reimbursement and a $10,000 stipend to support the resulting text, audio, video or multimedia projects.

    Four fellows will be selected annually for each of the next three years, based on their proposals for investigative projects they want to pursue. The deadline for the first year is Sept. 12; applications can be found at bit.ly/Revealfellows.

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    EMERYVILLE, Calif. – Today, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, a national nonprofit newsroom in the San Francisco Bay Area, launched a project-based fellowship for journalists of color. The Reveal Investigative Fellowship will help strengthen a field in which diversity of background and perspective are more crucial than in any other corner of media.

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    MIJE Staff
    August 7, 2016

    In the 1970s, Nancy Hicks Maynard and her husband, Robert Maynard, knew how editors would respond when asked why they didn't hire black reporters: we can't find anyone qualified.

    So the Maynards devised a strategic push back. They asked editors for specific examples of journalistic qualifications that were beyond the capabilities of African Americans.

    "It gave us an incredible confidence that there was an integrity problem with the attempt to keep black journalists not only out of the business but out of the leadership," Hicks Maynard said.

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    In the 1970s, Nancy Hicks Maynard and her husband, Robert Maynard, knew how editors would respond when asked why they didn't hire black reporters: we can't find anyone qualified.

    So the Maynards devised a strategic push back. They asked editors for specific examples of journalistic qualifications that were beyond the capabilities of African Americans.

    "It gave us an incredible confidence that there was an integrity problem with the attempt to keep black journalists not only out of the business but out of the leadership," Hicks Maynard said.

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    MIJE Staff
    August 7, 2016

    Hillary Clinton wanted to make an impression upon the reporters, writers and editors at the National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists Joint Conference in Washington Friday, Aug. 5.

    So she went straight to the source. She opened her speech with a quote from Robert C. Maynard.

    “Someone that I had the privilege of knowing, the late, great Bob Maynard, former owner of the Oakland Tribune, once said — and I’ll quote Bob — ‘It is in seeing ourselves whole that we can begin to see ways of working out our differences of understanding our similarities,’ and becoming a more cohesive nation,” Clinton said.

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    Hillary Clinton wanted to make an impression upon the reporters, writers and editors at the National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists Joint Conference in Washington Friday, Aug. 5.

    So she went straight to the source. She opened her speech with a quote from Robert C. Maynard.

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    MIJE Staff
    August 8, 2016

    The UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism and the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism has earned the Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication's 2016 Equity and Diversity Award. Dorothy Bland, a graduate of the Maynard Institute's Editing Program, is dean of the Mayborn School of Journalism and Graduate Institute Director. Bland credits the great team - faculty and staff - at the school for the award.

    The UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism and the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism has earned the Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication's 2016 Equity and Diversity Award. Dorothy Bland, a graduate of the Maynard Institute's Editing Program, is dean of the Mayborn School of Journalism and Graduate Institute Director. Bland credits the great team - faculty and staff - at the school for the award.


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    By Wilma Jean Randle
    August 25, 2016

    George E. Curry, journalist, editor, columnist, activist, educator, mentor and friend, died suddenly over the weekend from heart failure at his home in Maryland. The legendary Chicago Tribune reporter was 69. Among many appreciations of Mr. Curry's legacy is the following tribute by Wilma Jean Randle, a Maynard alumna. She wrote from Dakar, Senegal, where she works as an international media consultant:

    I could not believe the news... only because you can't expect something like that... But I know that all is God's will and George Curry did more in the time allotted to him than most of us can hope to do.

    He had this way of pushing (getting you) to do things that you didn't even know you had it in you to do.

    It is because of George that I got our Twin Cities Black Journalists chapter to start doing the high school journalism mentorship program in St. Paul when I was at the St. Paul Pioneer Press -- and then when I got to Chicago.

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    George E. Curry, journalist, editor, columnist, activist, educator, mentor and friend, died suddenly over the weekend from heart failure at his home in Maryland. The legendary Chicago Tribune reporter was 69. Among many appreciations of Mr. Curry's legacy is the following tribute by Wilma Jean Randle, a Maynard alumna. She wrote from Dakar, Senegal, where she works as an international media consultant:

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    By R.E. Graswich
    September 16, 2016

    By R.E. Graswich

    Two days after the Civil War battle of Antietam, as the bodies of more than 23,000 men lay rotting in the late September sun, a photographer named Alexander Gardner arrived at the Maryland battleground to make photojournalistic history.

    Gardner and an assistant worked among the dead for four days, making 70 photographs on glass plates to document the carnage. They transported the plates to New York, where Gardner's partner, Matthew Brady, created albumen prints. Several weeks later, Brady opened a photographic exhibition called "The Dead of Antietam" at his studio on Broadway.

    With an eye for financial opportunity that surpassed Gardner's photo-journalistic genius, Brady created a new art form. He sold the horrific images in various formats, from postcards to large prints bound in leather. For the first time in history, he brought the explicit human devastation of war home to the public.

    Brady shared no credit with Gardner -- the photographer's name was absent from Brady's prints and displays -- but the exhibition established the power and authority of battlefield photography and photojournalism.

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    Two days after the Civil War battle of Antietam, as the bodies of more than 23,000 men lay rotting in the late September sun, a photographer named Alexander Gardner arrived at the Maryland battleground to make photojournalistic history.

    Gardner and an assistant worked among the dead for four days, making 70 photographs on glass plates to document the carnage. They transported the plates to New York, where Gardner's partner, Matthew Brady, created albumen prints. Several weeks later, Brady opened a photographic exhibition called "The Dead of Antietam" at his studio on Broadway.

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    MIJE Staff
    September 20, 2016

    Diversity percentages from 733 newsrooms across the United States have been released by the American Society of News Editors. For the first time, the numbers provide newsroom diversity details in every state and community.

    To see the ASNE’s coverage of the data, please visit:

    http://asne.org/blog_home.asp?Display=2168

    Diversity percentages from 733 newsrooms across the United States have been released by the American Society of News Editors. For the first time, the numbers provide newsroom diversity details in every state and community.

    To see the ASNE’s coverage of the data, please visit:

    http://asne.org/blog_home.asp?Display=2168


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    MIJE Staff
    October 6, 2016

    The Asian American Journalists Association has demanded an apology from Fox News after a correspondent with “The O’Reilly Factor” purported to examine views of Chinese Americans on the U.S. presidential election.

    Jesse Watters, a Fox News correspondent and self-described “political humorist,” used his “Watters World” segment on the program hosted by Bill O'Reilly to conduct street interviews in New York City’s Chinatown.

    In the clip, Watters focused on people who clearly were not native English speakers. He asked one man if he knew karate. Women were asked, “Do I bow to say hello?” Clips of martial arts movies were edited into the five-minute piece.

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    The Asian American Journalists Association has demanded an apology from Fox News after a correspondent with “The O’Reilly Factor” purported to examine views of Chinese Americans on the U.S. presidential election.

    Jesse Watters, a Fox News correspondent and self-described “political humorist,” used his “Watters World” segment on the program hosted by Bill O'Reilly to conduct street interviews in New York City’s Chinatown.

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    MIJE Staff
    October 19, 2016

    Oakland Voices is a community journalism program that gives East Oakland residents basic journalism skills and training to tell the stories of their communities from their perspectives. The stories are posted on the Oakland Voices website oaklandvoices.us and sometimes run in the East Bay Times. This is the fifth year of the program and we’ve just chosen our next group of community correspondents. In addition to the training, they will hear veteran journalists talk about their careers, they will cover a range of stories about the organizations and individuals that make up their communities - from small businesses to non-profit community organizations to local heroes. This group has the opportunity to cover local candidates and issues in the November election. In addition, they will organize two forums on issues of interest to their community. But most of all they will uncover stories that are generally ignored or unseen. - Brenda Payton, Oakland Voices Coordinator

    Marabet  Morales, 21, student, administrative assistant American Indian Model Schools

    “It is my hope that I finish community college in May with my Associate’s and transfer to SF State to get my Bachelor’s in Creative Writing. To be honest if I could get a Bachelor’s in Creative Writing, Latin American Studies, and Music, I think I would be the happiest person on earth. I myself acknowledge that writing and music are a constant evolution of life.“

    “I would like to write about immigrants from all over Latin America who are educated professionals but are unable to be successful here in the U.S. I would interview people who are close to me and would be willing to venture out to meet more people. For example, my mother is a doctor, yet money, time, and the formal examinations in another language can prove difficult.”




    Kat Ferreira, 39, marketing and communications consultant

    “When I’m not working, I try to stay active in the community by supporting local nonprofit organizations and neighborhood groups. Most recently, I volunteered for the 2016 Eastlake Music Festival.”

    “What is the news media’s ethical responsibility when reporting about perpetrators and victims of sex crimes?  In 2016, two high profile crime stories presented the Bay Area news media with an ethics test and most failed miserably.”

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    Oakland Voices is a community journalism program that gives East Oakland residents basic journalism skills and training to tell the stories of their communities from their perspectives. The stories are posted on the Oakland Voices website oaklandvoices.us and sometimes run in the East Bay Times. This is the fifth year of the program and we’ve just chosen our next group of community correspondents.

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    MIJE Staff
    October 27, 2016

    Four Oakland Voices correspondents were awarded the prestigious Society of Professional Journalists’ community journalism award for radio/audio for a series of articles about East Oakland artists. The program, called The Sights and Sounds of East Oakland, was produced in collaboration with KALW public radio station.

    Angela Scott won for a piece about Eastside Arts Alliance’s program to train young graffiti artists; Sabah Williams won for a story about Yaelisa, a Flamenco dancer, and her East Oakland studio; Aqueila Lewis won for a piece that used her talent as a performance artist to tell the story of her grandmother’s displacement from East Oakland and Bill Joyce won for his story about  Laila Espinoza and her project to create art outdoors — a mural of Our Lady of Guadalupe depicted as a mermaid at a tennis court.

    The correspondents worked with KALW journalists and editors to create their radio stories, including Hannah Kingsley-Ma, Liza Veale, Jeremy Dalmas and Holly McDede.

    The stories  can be heard here: http://kalw.org/term/sights-sounds-east-oakland#stream/0. The stories also ran in print versions published on the Oakland Voices website oaklandvoices.us.

    Oakland Voices is a community journalism program that trains community residents to find and tell the stories of their neighborhoods, which are posted on the Oakland Voices website oaklandvoices.us. The program is largely funded by The California Endowment and is affiliated with the Maynard Institute of Journalism Education and the East Bay Times.

    Four Oakland Voices correspondents were awarded the prestigious Society of Professional Journalists’ community journalism award for radio/audio for a series of articles about East Oakland artists. The program, called The Sights and Sounds of East Oakland, was produced in collaboration with KALW public radio station.

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    Event Date(s): 
    11/05/2016 (All day)
    Category: 
    Boot Camp

    ACES Editing Boot Camp, Washington, D.C.
    Saturday, Nov. 5 @ 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
    George Washington University,
    2201 G St NW, Washington, DC 20052
    Funger Hall auditorium, Room 103

    If you’re an editor or edit as part of your job, the American Copy Editors Society offers a daylong “Editing Boot Camp” that can help you polish your skills. Each workshop is taught by knowledgeable and experienced presenters.

    The Editing Boot Camp workshop covers the following topics:

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  • 11/14/16--17:27: Gwen Ifill: An Appreciation
  • By Dorothy Gilliam
    November 14, 2016

    By Dorothy Gilliam

    Dorothy Butler Gilliam is a founding member of the Maynard Institute board of directors. She is a pioneering African-American journalist and a retired columnist for the Washington Post.

    I was moved to wracking sobs when I learned of Gwen Ifill’s death today.  We interacted on so many occasions – she was my friend, former colleague at The Washington Post, my fellow worshipper at Metropolitan AME Church where she used proceeds from her book to help restore the historic edifice in downtown Washington.  She was a generous person with brains and heart who made an unparalleled impact on the world of journalism for all women but especially for African American women.

    A few years ago, I joined in a roast of Gwen at the National Press Club.    I recalled meeting Gwen when she came to The Post in l984.  I shared that as the first African American woman hired as a reporter at the newspaper I had battle scars as well as triumphs from inside and outside the newsroom.  But Gwen was part of the new young generation—working on the national staff, covering presidential politics—Gwen was Baaad!  I joked that she was smart enough to leave the newspaper before her morning paper was delivered by drones and eventually to land in television.  I recalled it was many years later before I learned that Gwen and I had something in common—we were both PK’s—Preacher’s Kids—daughters of ministers in the AME Church.  Our fathers’ ministries often required us to live in different cities—hard times for the kids because that meant new schools, neighborhoods, playmates.  We had to learn survival skills early. I joked that she still shuddered each April when she remembered when ministers like her father learned whether they and their families would have to move to a new city or could remain where they were for another year.  I was flattered that in response to my toast she called me a role model.

    Gwen was the consummate professional who played the news straight in all her work.  But occasionally on the PBS Newshour she could give a guest a quick, slightly incredulous look that to me said, “Oh no, you didn’t go there!”  I loved the joy that emanated from Gwen despite the pressures of her work.  I loved Gwen Ifill—one of the most successful female journalist in journalism history.


    Dorothy Butler Gilliam is a founding member of the Maynard Institute board of directors. She is a pioneering African-American journalist and a retired columnist for the Washington Post.

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  • 11/14/16--17:50: Gwen Ifill: 1955 to 2016
  • MIJE Staff
    November 14, 2016

    Gwen Ifill, a pioneering African-American journalist whose career evolved from an internship in a newspaper city room to the pinnacle of national political journalism, died Monday from endometrial cancer in Washington at age 61.

    We at the Maynard Institute mourn her loss. She was a generous mentor, particularly to young people, and a great friend of the Institute.

    Ms. Ifill was co-anchor of “The PBS NewsHour” and moderator of the PBS “Washington Week” program. She moderated a Democratic primary debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in February, before illness forced her to take a leave of absence from PBS.

    From her early newspaper days in Boston and Baltimore, Ms. Ifill was a pioneer, often the only African American woman covering local political beats. The New York City native moved to the Washington Post and New York Times before transitioning her energies to broadcast media with jobs at NBC and PBS.

    Gwen Ifill, who overcame barriers as a black female journalist, dies at 61 - The Washington Post

    Gwen Ifill, Award-Winning Political Reporter and Author, Dies at 61 - The New York Times

    Remembering Gwen Ifill - PBS

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    MIJE Staff
    November 28, 2016

    Dr. James Williams (photo)Condolences to Oakland Voices coordinator Brenda Payton Jones who lost her father, Dr. James Williams, November 23. Dr. Williams was one of the famed Tuskegee Airmen.

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    Dr. James Williams (photo)Condolences to Oakland Voices coordinator Brenda Payton Jones who lost her father, Dr. James Williams, November 23. Dr. Williams was one of the famed Tuskegee Airmen.

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