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 2017: Get ready for the online and on-site auctions

    Meg HeckmanBy Meg Heckman, JAWS Member

    This year’s Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) is still months away, but it’s already time to start thinking about what you can donate to our online and onsite auctions.

    This will be the fifth year JAWS has operated an online auction, giving members who are unable to attend CAMP a chance to bid on great stuff while supporting a good cause.

    Last year, we raised over $3,000 through the online auction, and we’d love to beat that number this fall – so start thinking about what you can contribute. Luxury items and vacation destinations are always welcome, but services – editing, career coaching and book proposal coaching – are usually a hit, too.

  • March 2017: Improve your leadership skills at one-day training seminars June 24 and July 28

    Looking to improve your leadership skills or develop some expertise to get there?

    We’re excited that Jill Geisler will once again be offering JAWS members her excellent one-day training seminars this summer in the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City.

    If you’re in or near the Bay Area, put June 24 on your calendar. We’ll be meeting at Stanford for the day, with lunch provided and most likely happy hour at the end of the day.

    In New York City, Jill will be at CUNY on July 28, a Friday. Again, a day-long, interactive training with lunch provided and happy hour at the end of the day.

  • CAMP 2017: Unplugging in Arkansas, conference registration opens April 24

    By Roxanne Foster, JAWS Operations Director

    Who’s ready for CAMP 2017 in Hot Springs?

    I already know what some of you are thinking because I read it on your faces whenever I mentioned being excited about heading to Arkansas, for CAMP 2017 while in Roanoke last year.

    Arkansas? Why?

  • Free speech, press groups call President’s attacks on the media a threat to democracy

    Journalism & Women Symposium logoJournalism and Women Symposium is among more than 80 journalism groups in support of #pressfreedom, condemning the efforts by the current administration to turn the public against the media.

  • CAMP 2017: Apply for a JAWS fellowship in April

    The first Twitter chat on Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) fellowships was held on Feb. 15. Nikki Raz, JAWS fellowships co-chair, answered questions from attendees. Past Emerging Journalist fellows Cassie Cope, Olivia Smith and Laura Onyeneho also participated in the chat to share their experiences about CAMP; applications for fellowships open in April.

  • February 2017: Charting the future of JAWS

    Where should JAWS go in the next five years?

    How can our organization better serve our members?

    That’s the question your board of directors will be mulling as we meet in Denver next month for our spring board meeting.

    It’s time to update our strategic plan, created in 2012 to last through this year. You may read a summary here.

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