Maynard Institute (Community Voices)

Oakland, CA
2 years

Since 1977, the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education (MIJE or the Institute) has helped journalists and media companies diversify the news and newsrooms across the United States, bringing hundreds of people of color into the news business, and helping media provide better coverage of diverse communities.

Open Society Foundations funding provides support for Community Voices, a media-literacy training and mentoring program of the Institute for Journalism Excellence. Institute’s Community Voices program will train African-American residents of Philadelphia, PA and Jackson, MI to report their own stories, in an effort to challenge and reframe negative perceptions of black men and boys as well as other community members.