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 conferences to attend in 2016

    jaws_south_florida_goals_workshopJAWS wants to reach out to our sisters in other journalism organizations to spread the word about our group and look for ways to partner. If you plan to attend a journalism conference, please email JAWS development director Kat Rowlands so she can arm you with cards, pins and information and perhaps coordinate a JAWdess gathering.

  • Manage Yourself, Lead Others: The JAWS Leadership Workshop on Feb. 27 in Chicago

    JAWSChicagoLeadership_managev2This one-day workshop for existing and emerging journalism leaders will address the skills needed in today’s media organizations, from legacy to startup.

  • Member blog post: Kathy Kiely on her principled exit from Bloomberg Politics

    By Kathy Kiely, JAWS Member | Photo by Helen Hausmann Photography

    Sisterhood is powerful. So is journo-hood.

    Sometimes leaning in means jumping out.

    Since I took the big plunge this week, leaving a great job as an editor at Bloomberg Politics over our less-than aggressive coverage of the latest possible entrant in the presidential race – a sorta, kinda candidate whose name happens to be Michael Bloomberg – the words of support from my colleagues, especially my colleagues in Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS), have been cherished like the beads on a rosary by this lapsed Catholic girl.

  • Regional gatherings recap: January 2016

    jaws_Jennifer_masciaJAWS Bay Area: Campaign finance reporting isn’t just for political geeks. Do you cover sports or business? Who is making money from campaigns in your city or state? JAWS president Sandra Fish talked with Bay Area JAWS members about this topic recently. Read more in the members-only site.

    JAWS NYC: JAWS member Tina Susman interviews Jennifer Mascia, a staff writer at The Trace, a news site dedicated to gun violence and policy. Mascia spoke about the start of the organization and her experience on the beat. Listen to the track at the members-only site.

  • January 2016: Check out the JAWS member directory

    SandraFishHow often do you check out the JAWS member directory?

    I check it out pretty frequently, looking for JAWdesses in Colorado, New Mexico or the next place i’m visiting. Sometimes I look for women with a reporting or editing specialty. Other times, I’m looking for people in specific journalism groups to help me make connections

    We moved to a more robust members-only site two years ago, and I’m hoping we can begin to take more advantage of its features in 2016.

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