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The Life And Legacy Of Journalist Robert C. Maynard


On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. revisits an interview with Robert C. Maynard, journalist, newspaper publisher, editor and former owner of the Oakland Tribune newspaper.

Maynard, who died in 1993, was a charismatic leader who changed the face of American journalism, built a four-decade career on the cornerstones of editorial integrity, community involvement, improved education and the importance of the family.

He was the co-founder of the Institute for Journalism Education, a nonprofit dedicated to expanding opportunities for minority journalists at the nation's newspapers.

Maynard talks about becoming a journalist and publisher, lessons learned as a young journalist, being a mentor/role model, and receiving the Dewitt Carter Reddick award from the College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin.

John L. Hanson is the producer and host of the nationally syndicated radio series In Black America. It’s heard on home station KUT Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m., as well as weekly on close to 20 stations across the country. The weekly podcast of IBA, the only nationally broadcast black-oriented public affairs radio program, is one of KUT’s most popular podcasts.