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: Apply for a fellowship by May 15

    Journalism & Women Symposium logoThe Journalism and Women Symposium, an organization dedicated to supporting women in journalism, is offering five fellowships this year to 14 women. Applications will close May 15. Please apply!

  • CAMP 2017: Introducing the Betsy Wade Legacy Fund Fellowship and four other fellowship opportunities

    jaws camp fellowshipsThe Journalism and Women Symposium Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) Betsy Wade Legacy Fund Fellowship supports a working newswoman chosen for the commitment to diversity represented in her work and interests, and whose work reflects the value of journalism in safeguarding a democratic society.

  • CAMP 2017: Nuts and bolts of CAMP fellowships

    The second tweet chat about the Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) in Hot Springs, Ark. (Oct. 27-29, 2017) highlighted the fellowship application process.

  • 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.


    Here’s the scoop: if you’ve never visited Arkansas, you don’t know what you’re missing. Just ask any of the JAWdesses whose faces lit up when I mentioned we’d be at The Arlington because they know all about this historic gem in the heart of the Ouachita Mountains where unplugging from the hustle of life helps melt the stress away. (Taking a dip in one of the thermal baths filled with 98 degree water brought up from the earth’s core, followed by a massage also helps.)

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