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Two WaPo editors named Maynard 200 fellows

June 27, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The following excerpt was sent out from The Washington Post’s multiplatform editing chief Courtney Rukan, local editor Mike Semel, deputy multiplatform editing chief Brian Cleveland, deputy local editor Maria Glod and multiplatform editor Nora Simon:

We are excited to announce that Multiplatform Editor Dorine Bethea and Deputy Education Editor April Bethea have been accepted to this year’s Maynard 200 Fellowship, the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education’s training and mentoring program serving mid-career journalists of color.

Dorine Bethea
Dorine Bethea

Dorine will be part of the program’s investigative storytellers track, which focuses on building interviewing, reporting and project skills.

April, who leads The Post’s higher education coverage, will be part of the frontline editors and managers track, which focuses on cultivating success for news leaders.

At The Post, Dorine regularly edits The Daily 202 newsletter, among other copy-editing duties, and last year edited a project detailing the disparate impact of America’s homicide crisis.

Before joining The Post’s copy desk in 2017, Dorine covered crime at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, where her first data-driven project focused on a pattern of women over 55 who were killed at home.

Dorine’s drive for continuing her journalism education – she has attended Poynter trainings in storytelling on deadline and leadership, the New York Times’s leadership academy, the Maynard Media Academy at Harvard and Maynard’s copy-editing program – extends to growing the next generation of journalists. She teaches copy-editing at Howard University and has previously lectured at Rutgers and served on the faculty at the University of Missouri, where she was a teaching editor in the Columbia Missourian newsroom laboratory.


April D. Bethea
April Bethea

April joined The Post in 2016 as a nightside homepage producer and later worked as a national homepage editor. After moving to assignment editing, she served as night local editor before joining the education team in fall 2020. There, she has edited stories on topics including the pandemic’s disruption of campuses, student loan cancellation, college admissions trends and the influence of politics on higher education.

Before moving to D.C., April spent 11 years at the Charlotte Observer in a variety of roles, including as a reporter, online producer and a digital editor.

Please join us in congratulating Dorine and April on their achievements.

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