he Maynard Institute for Journalism Education is seeking applications from editors and managers for the 2024 Maynard 200 Fellowship.
Maynard 200 is the cornerstone program advancing the Maynard Institute’s mission to expand the pipeline in news media and dismantle structural racism in its newsrooms. Since 2018, the Institute has trained over 100 media leaders, storytellers, editors, managers and entrepreneurs through the fellowship. Maynard 200 is designed to provide participants with hands-on skills training, one-to-one mentorship and a diverse community network of peer support.
In 2024, the program returns with two weeks of in-person training rounds — specifically re-designed to support the success of newsroom editors and managers. Hosted by the Bob Schieffer College of Communication at TCU in Fort Worth, Texas, the program will convene in March and July.
Our curriculum addresses the challenges and tensions that editors and managers struggle with daily in the newsroom, especially those who have recently transitioned to leadership roles. The program will also provide nuanced frameworks and cultural competency for fellows seeking guidance in covering the ongoing war and humanitarian crises in the Middle East; as well as political coverage for the 2024 U.S. presidential elections.
In-person Training Dates & Location:
Week 1: March 11- 15, 2024
Week 2: July 15 - 19, 2024
University Host: Bob Schieffer College of Communication at TCU, Fort Worth, Texas
As a Maynard 200 fellow, you’ll receive two weeks of tuition-free trainings, plus a full year of one-on-one mentorship. The Maynard Institute will provide you with lodging at Hyatt Place Fort Worth/TCU for both training weeks. In addition, airfare expenses will be covered for the second week of training in July, thanks to the support of our generous funders.
Applicants are required to have 1-5 years of experience in a manager and/or editor role. This program welcomes new editors, including assigning editors both print and online; as well as assignment editors and executive producers in broadcast who supervise either in-house reporters, writers, and producers or freelancers or both. It is also geared for mid-level managers who may or may not have direct reports, but hold strategic leadership or communications roles in their newsrooms or media organizations.
Maynard 200 fellows are required to attend both weeks of training sessions, as well as fulfill all program components, in order to graduate from the program.
Applicants from outside the United States must be affiliated with a U.S.- based outlet.
Key requirements of the online application include:
- Current Resume
- 750-1,000 word essay response to question prompt
- 500-word narrative Bio
- Work samples and/or relevant materials (optional)
- 1 reference letter with contact information
Maynard Institute programs are open to all. We are committed to addressing the under-representation of people of color and other historically disadvantaged groups in media-related professions.
Applications are due by 11:59 PM PST on Monday, February 12, 2024. Visit bit.ly/maynard200-2024 to learn more and start your application today!
Questions? Please contact Odette Alcazaren-Keeley, Maynard 200 Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Maynard Institute
For more than 45 years, the Maynard Institute has fought to push back against the systemic lack of diversity in the news industry through training, collaborations and convenings. Founded by Robert C. Maynard, the Institute promotes diversity and antiracism in the news media through improved coverage, hiring and business practices. We are 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.