Micheline Maynard, a former New York Times senior business correspondent, will be the new director of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at Arizona State Universityâ€™s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Maynard will lead business journalism training efforts for the Reynolds Center, the worldâ€™s premier provider of ongoing training for business reporters and editors. The center is supported through grants from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.
â€œThe Trustees of the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation have invested nearly $20 million at ASU to help advance the field of business journalism nationally,â€ said Reynolds Foundation President Steven Anderson. â€œThe appointment of a professional with the national stature of Micheline Maynard to direct the Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism builds upon a tradition of leaders who preceded her. Like them, she is an award-winning journalist, author and educator. We look forward to the advancements the Center will experience under her entrepreneurial leadership.â€
Maynard, who will take over her new role this summer, taught at the Cronkite School as a Reynolds Visiting Professor in Business Journalism during the spring 2014 semester. She replaces Linda Austin, an experienced newsroom leader who led the center for more than five years.
As the new director, Maynard will set the direction for the center and develop and deliver a variety of business journalism training programs for professional journalists, including webinars, workshops and conferences. She also will oversee the Reynolds Centerâ€™s new online graduate certificate in business journalism and work to extend the Reynolds brand globally.
â€œI’m excited to be joining the Reynolds Center team, which is already a legend for business journalism education,â€ Maynard said. â€œMy goal is to help journalists everywhere understand the role money plays in every kind of story, from traditional business coverage to education, sports and politics, just to name a few areas.â€