ABS-CBNABS-CBN International news correspondent and MYX News supervising producer Steve Angeles and news correspondent Rommel Conclara were among the 44 fellows selected for the Maynard 200.
The Maynard 200 is the signature fellowship of the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, a national nonprofit dedicated to making newsrooms look like America and to bring about equity and belonging in media.
Angeles and Conclara were selected from a pool of over 140 applicants. The fellows, who represent a mix of mainstream, ethnic, local community and niche media, and their entrepreneurial ventures, will receive cutting-edge training and yearlong mentorship from top experts.
“We are energized by our fellows’ nuanced coverage, wide spectrum of diverse perspectives, empathetic leadership and innovative entrepreneurial ventures,” said Odette Alcazaren-Keeley, director of Maynard 200. “They will find allyship in and bolster the program’s mission of reinvigorating the media’s diversity pipeline now sharpened by the crises of our time amid our global pandemic recovery and racial justice reckoning.”
Maynard 200’s three-track curriculum delivers a mix of content, expertise and perspectives and includes executive leadership, media entrepreneurship, and storytelling.
Angeles, who joins the executive leadership track, said: “As we grow and evolve in our own newsroom, Maynard is an awesome opportunity for me to find new ways to serve the community as I take on diverse ways to tell our stories such as developing new programs and through the MYX News team.”
Conclara, who is participating in the storytelling (investigative journalism) track, hopes to harness his skills in investigative journalism to continue his service to the Filipino community. He added that he looks forward to “expand my network of professionals and experts in order to provide more credibility and innovation in storytelling.”