Maynard Institute Brings Journalism Fellowship to Schieffer College

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The faculty and fellows of the 2023 Maynard 200 Fellowship.

Bob Schieffer College of Communication was honored to host the 49 fellows of the Maynard 200 Fellowship this week.

The Maynard Institute’s fellowship “provides advanced training and mentorship to mid-career journalists of color for promoting their career growth and expanded leadership roles,” according to their website. “The program supports the next generation of storytellers, leaders, frontline editors and entrepreneurs of diverse backgrounds by providing relevant training courses, resources and mentorship by distinguished media professionals and experts.”

The program features four tracks: investigative storytellers, frontline editors managers, executive leaders, and media entrepreneurs and product developers. This year’s fellows come from newsrooms and media outlets across the United States, such as The 19th, KQED radio, The Washington Post and the New York Times.

A professor speaks on stage in front of a screen with the text "Media often characterize people based on their economic status."

Jean Marie Brown, associate professor of professional practice, presents her Fault Line training to Maynard 200 fellows on June 29 in Moudy South.

About 40 industry professionals run sessions and provide mentoring to fellows, including TCU’s own Jean Marie Brown, associate professor of professional practice for journalism.

“I’ve worked with my Maynard family since 2000,” Brown said. “I’m so happy that TCU supported them bringing Maynard 200 to campus.”

This tuition-free fellowship program provides training, mentorship and professional development for “leaders, storytellers, frontline editors and managers and media entrepreneurs of diverse backgrounds.”

The program has trained over 140 media leaders, storytellers and entrepreneurs since 2018. Participants will convene online to finish the program in October.