The Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS) supports the professional empowerment and personal growth of women in journalism and works toward a more accurate portrayal of the whole society. We do this at our Conference and Mentoring Project, through our fellowship programs and at regional gatherings.

  • CAMP 2016: Meet the authors at Books & Browse

    girl-writing-in-a-diary-picjumbo-comBy Joanne Bamberger, Books & Browse Coordinator

    Are you ready for the big “Books & Browse” event at this year’s conference in Roanoke? Every year at the Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP), JAWS provides the opportunity for members to mingle with our member authors and purchase some of the great books they’ve published.

    This year’s Books & Browse session will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 6 to 7 p.m. And this isn’t just an opportunity to support our authors; it’s also a chance to help support JAWS, as many of the authors have agreed to donate a portion of their proceeds for JAWS’ ongoing programs.

  • Check out your 2016-2017 JAWS board candidates

    Journalism & Women Symposium logoBy Angela Greiling Keane, JAWS board member

    We have an exciting and absolutely fantastic slate of candidates for the 2016-2017 JAWS board. As chairwoman of the Nominating Committee, I’ve had the privilege of talking with many JAWdesses, veterans as well as up-and-coming leaders. We are fortunate to have so many wonderful leaders who are willing and able to lead this dynamic organization.

  • Board member blog post: Don’t miss out on CAMP in Roanoke, Va.

    By Justine Griffin, JAWS Board Member

    Can you believe the Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) is already next month?

    A lot of work has gone on behind the scenes at the Journalism and Women Symposium to put together the programming for CAMP.

    From selecting a neat city and comfortable hotel, to bringing together an impressive lineup of speakers and all the logistics in between, it’s been work, but also collaborative. A lot of our members have volunteered countless hours to put all these pieces in place.

  • Journalism and Women Symposium partners with news columnists

    DENVER – Journalism and Women Symposium and the National Society of Newspaper Columnists are creating a partnership to share and promote their conferences and work.

    JAWS’ mission is to support “the professional empowerment and personal growth of women in journalism” and to work “toward a more accurate portrayal of the whole society.” What started as a small group of female journalists in the 1980s has grown into a thriving nonprofit organization of more than 800 women journalists.

  • CAMP 2016: Only you can make the JAWS Online/Onsite Auction a success

    a-neckerchief-1315912_640By Pam Moreland, JAWS Board Member

    With fewer than 100 days before CAMP 2016, it is time to get serious about donations to the Online and Onsite Auctions.

    We need your help to make this year’s auctions successful. After all, money raised by the auctions will help to underwrite JAWS programs.

  • CAMP 2016: Schedule at a Glance

    See the slated activities, sessions and workshops.

  • CAMP 2016: Pre-conference workshops on data journalism and freelancing

    CAMP2016_preconferenceworkshopsAlong with our keynotes by Danyel Smith, cultural lead at “The Undefeated” for ESPN, and Aminda “Mindy” Marqués Gonzalez, we’ve announced two pre-conference workshops on data journalism and freelancing. The Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) takes place from Oct. 28 to Oct. 30 at the Hotel Roanoke in Roanoke, Va. Register for the conference today.

  • CAMP 2016: Danyel Smith and Aminda “Mindy” Marqués Gonzalez to present keynotes


  • Voting for the 2016-2017 JAWS Board of Directors

    Journalism & Women Symposium logoVoting for the 2016-2017 Board of Directors for the Journalism and Women Symposium opens on Friday, Oct. 21, at 12 p.m. Eastern and closes on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 12 p.m. Eastern. JAWS members in good standing may vote; voting is closed to student and associate members. Anyone who renews their membership during the voting window can contact for a ballot.

  • October 2016: Fundraising and development

    Starting this fall, the role of leading our fundraising and development efforts is shifting from former JAWS President Katherine Rowlands to current Operations Director Roxanne Foster.

    Kat was awarded a JSK Fellowship at Stanford University for 2016-17 and is taking a leave of absence from her editing job at the San Jose Mercury News as well to focus on her project: How we can overcome gender disparities in newsrooms, especially in leadership positions, to more accurately reflect and report on society.

    She and Roxanne have been working together on our crowdfunding campaign, annual fund plans, auction, CAMP sponsorships and foundation grant efforts to ensure a smooth transition.

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