She was only 56 years old, but it seems as if Dori Maynard has been teaching, preaching, fighting and encouraging news organizations to embrace diverse thinking for so much longer.
Her Institute’s website reported this morning, “The president of the Robert C. Maynard institute for Journalism Education and longtime champion of diversity in journalism and civic life, died Tues., Feb. 24, at her West Oakland home.” She died of lung cancer.
Her father Robert C. Maynard, was the former owner and publisher of the Oakland Tribune and wrote a twice weekly syndicated column about race and diversity and he was a regular on national news talk shows. In 1992, Dori J. Maynard became the first woman to follow her father to Harvard as a Nieman scholar. Read more