Maynard 200 Journalism Fellowship Webinar
Join our next MVJ webinar with speaker Odette Alcazaren-Keeley, Director of the Maynard 200 Journalism Fellowship. She’ll discuss the program’s missions, core components and advice for the application process that officially opens on Feb. 1st.
The Maynard 200 Fellowship continues to expand the diversity pipeline in media, advancing the leadership power of, to date, over 140 media professionals of all backgrounds from across the United States and beyond, and with a focus on BIPOC journalists. It provides customized curricula across 4 tracks: Executive Leaders, Investigative Storytellers, Media Entrepreneurs & New Product Developers, Frontline Editors & Managers, and a year-long one-to-one mentorship phase, matching each fellow with media executives or relevant issue experts.
Alcazaren-Keeley was awarded in 2022 by the Society for Professional Journalists [SPJ] NorCAL Board for her leadership of Maynard 200, acknowledging her for creating “one of the most powerful incubators for journalists of color in the country.”
About the Speaker
Odette is director of the Maynard 200 journalism fellowship program of the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education. She is also a diversity communications and media executive. Odette is president and founding partner of Global MediaX, a strategic multicultural and international media consultancy group headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. Previously, she was a consultant for the Democracy Fund. She is a 2022 Society of Professional Journalists Northern California Board awardee.
A respected broadcast journalist, Odette’s career spans 20-plus years in the United States and the Philippines. Previously, at New America Media [NAM], she was the national media network director, television and radio news anchor/executive producer, as well as chair and co-emcee of the NAM Ethnic Media Awards. She hosted and produced NAM’s weekly segment on 91.7 FM KALW in the Bay Area, the TV show “New America Now” and its monthly TV news magazine on Comcast Hometown Network [CHN] with the same program name. She was also an alternate anchor and segment producer for “Upside’” on Comcast Channel 104.
She was a regular commentator and featured panelist on KQED TV and radio programs in San Francisco including “This Week in Northern California” and “Pacific Time.”
In the 9/11 aftermath, Odette led the core group that launched the U.S. news bureau of The Filipino Channel TV of ABS-CBN International, headquartered in the Bay Area. She simultaneously served as news executive producer, co-anchor and head writer for “Balitang America” [News in America], the network’s flagship newscast. In the Philippines, she had worked in the network’s parent company, ABS-CBN Channel 2, as a news reporter, associate producer and head writer for its various production, news and current affairs programs and broadcast affiliates.
Odette is a board trustee of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and formerly of the University of the Philippines Alumni Association of San Francisco. She graduated cum laude from the University of the Philippines Diliman, the country’s premiere state university, with a bachelor’s in Mass Communication and minored in Broadcast Journalism.