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.

  • Journalism and Women Symposium, 60 other journalism groups, ask Trump administration for meeting on government access

    Journalism & Women Symposium logoThe Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS) and 60 other journalism organizations have requested a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence to discuss access to government.

  • Member blog post: The JAWS Marketplace is open!

    jawsmarketplaceBy Pam Moreland, JAWS member

    That’s right; think about JAWS–and the online JAWS Marketplace–during the upcoming weeks of holiday gift giving.

    Stylish hoodies. Yoga mats. Coffee cups and water bottles. T-shirts in a myriad of styles. Outfits for the baby, the doggies and for your BFF. All emblazoned with the JAWS logo.

  • Honoring Betsy Wade

    2016_betsy_wadeStory and photo by Betty Medsger

    Congratulations to Betsy Wade, a journalism hero.

    This JAWS pioneer was given a lifetime achievement award on Nov. 16 by the Society of the Silurians, an organization of veteran journalists in New York. Many JAWS members were present to honor her.

    What a life of service to the profession Betsy has led. Her achievements have benefited journalists throughout the country by leading the way in making it possible for women to be hired in greater numbers in the nation’s newsrooms. In 1974, she was the lead plaintiff in a class action suit filed by women at The New York Times, where she had been hired in 1956 as the paper’s first woman copy editor in the paper’s 105-year history.

  • Remembering Gwen Ifill

    gwenifill_officeRemarks on social media from members of the Journalism and Women Symposium regarding journalist Gwen Ifill’s passing.

    Photo courtesy PBS NewsHour

  • Propose a session for CAMP 2017

    By Lindsey Anderson, JAWS CAMP 2017 co-chair

    Somehow 2016 has flown by, and we’re already preparing for the 2017 JAWS CAMP in Hot Springs, Ark., next October.

    We want next year’s CAMP to inspire you, encourage you and teach you something new — but we need your help.

    Do you have an idea for an awesome keynote speaker? Do you want to set up a panel or workshop? Are you itching to share your know-how on a certain topic or technology?

    We want to hear from you!

  • December 2016: Looking back at 2016, getting ready for 2017

    As 2016 comes to a close, I want to offer thanks to everyone who’s done so much for Journalism and Women Symposium this year.

    So many people have contributed it would be impossible to name you all.

    But you’ve helped JAWS put on another great Conference and Mentoring Program in Roanoke, Va., hold three successful daylong regional training sessions, continue our work of mentoring each other and building relationships and more.

    From board members to committee volunteers to trainers and mentors to our great JAWS staff members, your support is invaluable.

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