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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Website webinars with Marissa Evans

    By Roxanne Foster, JAWS Operations Director

    We’re excited to launch what we hope will be the first of many webinars this year by bringing in JAWdess Marissa Evans to help those of us whose online portfolios are in need of some TLC. Whether you need help with getting started, think your site just needs a bit of tweaking or are contemplating a complete overhaul of your website, this two-part series can help!

  • January 2017: New programs for the new year

    As the new year begins, I’m giving thanks for all those who so kindly donated to our successful end-of-year fund drive.

    But we’re especially thankful for Phuong Ly of the Institute for Justice and Journalism. She recently closed the nonprofit and contributed money to several journalism nonprofits, including a generous gift to Journalism and Women Symposium.

    Her gift, suggested by former JAWS President Dawn Garcia, will help us in our goal to provide regional training sessions in the year to come.

    And that goal is already in motion.

  • 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.

  • CAMP 2017: Propose a session by Jan. 17

    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!

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