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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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