Applications for the program are now closed. Participants will be contacted no later than January 3, 2022, about acceptance into the program.
New England journalists are invited to apply for the New England Equity Reporting Fellowship and participate in a Fault Lines Training Series offered by the Maynard Institute.
Improve your news outlet’s reporting and coverage on issues of race and identity and create an inclusive newsroom culture. Build audiences and strengthen community trust.
Fault Lines, A Three-Part Training Series offered by The Maynard Institute
Virtual Sessions Take Place On:
Wednesday, January 19, 2022, Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 9, 2022, Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 2, 2022, Noon to 2:00 p.m.
This three-part training series is based on addressing personal bias “Fault Lines” of race, gender, sexual orientation, generation, geography, and class, as they apply to journalists, newsrooms and coverage. The series is offered to New England journalists free of charge.
The sessions are upbeat, interactive, and engaging. We seek to create a positive and open atmosphere. It’s about understanding ourselves in the service of more nuanced and inclusive journalism and workplaces.
Why News Outlets Should Participate:
Newsroom leaders are looking for ways to expand their audiences and improve coverage on complex issues like race. We know that involves hiring a diverse staff — but it also means creating a culture of belonging within your newsroom and being willing to revisit long-held journalistic assumptions in the face of community feedback. By doing so, news outlets can improve coverage, expand audiences, improve relationships with the communities they cover, and create better working environments for all employees.
Who Should Apply:
What is Expected During the Fellowship:
To make the most of this experience, participants should have the leadership buy-in necessary to embark on this level of assessment, reflection, training, and outcome-driven change.
Participants are asked to commit in advance to attending all three sessions.
Pre- and post-surveys will be administered to gauge understanding, issues, and areas of focus for the training.
Some homework and reflective activities will be assigned during the three-week period between each session.
Ongoing opportunities for peer-to-peer dialogue, coaching, and support will be offered throughout the year following the training series.
About the Maynard Institute:
For more than 40 years, the Maynard Institute has fought to push back against the systemic lack of diversity in the news industry through training, collaborations, and convenings. 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.