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: Pay it forward with JAWS fellowships fundraising campaign

    By Nicole Raz, JAWS fellowships co-chair

    Can you point to the exact moment when you realized, “Aha! Now I get to be in a position to pay it forward”?

    I can. It was at the end of my JAWS Emerging Journalist Fellowship in 2014. The fellows and I organized on Twitter to take over the stage of whatever wonderful lunch or wrap-up session was taking place to say thank you to everybody for giving us the opportunity to be part of JAWS and 2014 JAWS’ Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP).

  • CAMP 2017: Meet Maureen Bunyan, Fran Lewine speaker

    We’re very excited to announce that television news anchor Maureen Bunyan has agreed to be the Fran Lewine interviewee at CAMP this October!

    Maureen Bunyan is a 44-year veteran of television news who anchored the 6 o’clock weeknight newscasts for ABC7/WJLA-TV from 1999 to 2017.

    She is known as a leader in the newsroom and an advocate for women and minorities in journalism. She is a founder of the International Women’s Media Foundation which serves women in the media in 100 countries. She is also a founder of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), where she was inducted into the NABJ Hall of Fame in January of 201

  • Registration now open for the Manage Yourself, Lead Others JAWS Leadership Workshop

    In case you haven’t heard, we have two leadership workshops planned for 2017 – one in the Bay Area (June 24) and one in New York (July 28). Jill Geisler and her team of veteran media leaders will share their collective wisdom, as well as offer personalized coaching throughout the one-day, interactive training. If you’ve been thinking about attending but haven’t registered for one in your area, now’s the time to do so. There are a limited number of seats at the table and we’ve started sharing the news about them far and wide. Don’t wait because we’d love to see you there!

  • CAMP 2017: Nikole Hannah-Jones, Lynn Sweet to keynote

    By Marina Villeneuve, CAMP co-chair

    This year at the Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP), we’re celebrating the act of veering off the beaten path and speaking truth to power.

    And in that vein, we are so excited to announce our two keynote speakers: Nikole Hannah-Jones, a domestic correspondent for The New York Times Magazine focusing on racial injustice, and Lynn Sweet, a columnist and Washington Bureau Chief at the Chicago Sun-Times.

  • Member blog post: How to negotiate your salary

    By Nicole Raz, JAWS fellowships co-chair

    JAWS members in Las Vegas held a panel on salary negotiation and here are some takeaways from the panel.

    Find out how much your colleagues earn, and share your salary as well. How? Ask them! Do this once you have established a rapport.

  • CAMP 2017: First set of conference programming, featuring reporter’s toolkit and career building

    By Lindsey Anderson, CAMP co-chair

    Registration for CAMP 2017 is in full swing – and a slate of engaging and enlightening sessions is already lined up.

    Sessions this year are organized around three themes:

    Going Deep: Focused on specific reporting topics to build your expertise
    Your Path: How to navigate career hurdles and find opportunities to advance
    Reporter’s Toolkit: Concrete tips and tools to help you hone your trade

    Here is a preview of some sessions.

  • CAMP 2017: Register for pre-conference workshops on podcasting and leadership

    By Roxanne Foster, JAWS operations director

    You asked, we delivered: we have two exciting pre-conference workshops planned on podcasting and leadership skills.

    In 2013, men hosted 70 percent of the 100 most popular podcasts in the world (Bitch Magazine) and the number of women leaders and employees has remained stubbornly flat since the nineties (ASNE).

    All you trailblazers out there working to reverse those stats, these are for you.

  • Sign up for Personal Digital Archiving for Journalists on June 9

    Have you ever had a file crash or become unreadable? Have you ever lost published content when an online magazine you worked for went bust? If so, you’ve learned a hard truth about digital information: it’s easy to copy and easy to share, but it can be frustratingly hard to save. Digital files become corrupted; storage media become obsolete. Tight budgets at most publications mean that there are few resources to allocate towards formal preservation programs. Yet all the work journalists produce on a daily basis–from our reporting to our finished articles–continues to be valuable long after deadline and should be saved.

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