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Robert C. Maynard


He bought the Oakland Tribune on this date in 1983 .Maynard was the first black  to own a major daily metropolitan newspaper.


He was the co-founder of the Institute for Journalism Education 

December 1993, following Maynard’s death, the Institute was renamed and is now called the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education 

In the 1980s, Maynard began a twice-weekly syndicated newspaper column, in which he transformed national and international issues into dinner table discussions of right and wrong. 

He was a board member of the industry’s most prestigious organizations, including the Pulitzer Prize, The Associated Press, and the American Society of Newspaper Editors.