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Salute To Iconic Women: Nancy Hicks Maynard

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Mar. 13 2013, Published 3:00 a.m. ET

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 “She was a fearless, astute champion of diversity in news media, and an early advocate of new business models incorporating digital media, always pushing us to be proactive.” – words about Maynard by Steve Montiel, CEO of Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education

Occupation: Journalist, Publisher

How she made her mark: Maynards broke barriers by becoming one of the first African-American female journalists to write for The New York Times. She later went on to purchase the Oakland Tribune with her husband, making it the only daily metropolitan newspaper to be owned by African-Americans.

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