Journalism giant dies

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In this file photo Nancy Hicks Maynard, poses with her husband, Robert Maynard, in Oakland, Calif. She died in Los Angeles Sunday, according to an announcement on the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education’s Web site.

In this file photo, Nancy Hicks Maynard, poses with her husband, Robert Maynard, in Oakland, Calif. She died in Los Angeles Sunday, according to an announcement on the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education’s Web site. Nancy Hicks Maynard, a pioneering journalist whose advocacy for diversity in the newsroom led her to co-found the institute, died of organ failure. She was 61.

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