(Photo: Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group via Maynard Institute for Journalism Education)
Dori J. Maynard, a champion of diversity in journalism, has died in Oakland, California. She was 56.
"Dori was an amazing force for good in journalism," Dawn Garcia, managing director of the Knight Fellowships at Stanford University, told the San Jose Mercury News. "She was the voice that must be heard."
Maynard was the daughter of Robert C. Maynard, the former owner of the Oakland Tribune. She was the president of the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education until her death. Maynard also served on the Knight board. She worked at the Detroit Free Press, the Bakersfield Californian and the Patriot Ledger in Quincy, Mass., according to AP.
"When others were shying away from speaking about race, Dori was fearless. She made an amazing difference for so many people," Garcia said.
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