BMA Innovator: Dori Maynard, President, The Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education
With 25 years of work on changing the media depiction of people of color, the Maynard Institute is focused on growing its Community Voices program which puts the production of media into the hands of the people.
Dori J. Maynard is the President of the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education. Prior to being named president in January 2001, she directed the History project which leads the way in preserving and protecting the contributions of those courageous journalists of color who broke into the mainstream media against the backdrop of the turbulent 1960s and 1970s. Dori also heads the Fault Lines project, a framework that helps journalists more accurately cover their communities. She is the co-author of "Letters to My Children," which is a compilation of nationally syndicated columns by her late father Bob Maynard, with introductory essays by Dori.