Dori J. Maynard

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Dori J. Maynard
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Dori J. Maynard, 2008
Born May 4, 1958
Died February 24, 2015 (aged 56)
Education Middlebury College; Nieman Fellow
Home town Oakland, CA
Title President and CEO
Spouse(s) Charles Grant Lewis, deceased

Dori J. Maynard (May 4, 1958[1] – February 24, 2015) was the president of the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education in Oakland, California, the oldest organization dedicated to helping the nation's news media accurately and fairly portray all segments of "our"[who?] society. The Institute has trained thousands of journalists of color, including the national editor of the Washington Post, the editor of the Oakland Tribune and the only Latina[citation needed] to edit a major metropolitan newspaper. She was the co-author of "Letters to My Children," a compilation of nationally syndicated columns by her late father Robert C. Maynard, with introductory essays by Dori. She served on the board of the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation, as well as the Board of Visitors for the John S. Knight Fellowships.

Past experiences[edit]

As a reporter, she worked for the Bakersfield Californian, and The Patriot Ledger in Quincy, Massachusetts, and the Detroit Free Press. In 1993 she and her father became the first father-daughter duo to be appointed Nieman scholars at Harvard University; Bob Maynard won this fellowship in 1966.

She received the "Fellow of Society" award from the Society of Professional Journalists at the national convention in Seattle, Washington on October 6, 2001 and was voted one of the "10 Most Influential African Americans in the Bay Area" in 2004. In 2008 she received the Asian American Journalists Association’s Leadership in Diversity Award.

Maynard graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont with a BA in American History.

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  1. ^ Fox, Margalit (25 February 2015). "Dori J. Maynard, Who Sought Diversity in Journalism, Dies at 56". Retrieved 2015-03-04.