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.

  • Board member blog post: Don’t miss out on CAMP in Roanoke, Va.

    By Justine Griffin, JAWS Board Member

    Can you believe the Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) is already next month?

    A lot of work has gone on behind the scenes at the Journalism and Women Symposium to put together the programming for CAMP.

    From selecting a neat city and comfortable hotel, to bringing together an impressive lineup of speakers and all the logistics in between, it’s been work, but also collaborative. A lot of our members have volunteered countless hours to put all these pieces in place.

  • In Memory: Carole Kay


    JAWS member Carole Ashkenazi Kay, a pioneering journalist who served as the first woman on the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s editorial board, died of cancer Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, in hospice in Atlanta.

    Carole shared her hospice news with JAWS and her other friends in early August, continuing to read the email list and sharing her life on Facebook.

    “Journalism and Women Symposium members are saddened by Carole’s passing,” said JAWS President Sandra Fish. “Carole and her career embodied the JAWS mission to support ‘the professional empowerment and personal growth of women in journalism’ and to work ’toward a more accurate portrayal of the whole society.’ “

  • Journalism and Women Symposium partners with news columnists

    DENVER – Journalism and Women Symposium and the National Society of Newspaper Columnists are creating a partnership to share and promote their conferences and work.

    JAWS’ mission is to support “the professional empowerment and personal growth of women in journalism” and to work “toward a more accurate portrayal of the whole society.” What started as a small group of female journalists in the 1980s has grown into a thriving nonprofit organization of more than 800 women journalists.

  • CAMP 2016: Only you can make the JAWS Online/Onsite Auction a success

    a-neckerchief-1315912_640By Pam Moreland, JAWS Board Member

    With fewer than 100 days before CAMP 2016, it is time to get serious about donations to the Online and Onsite Auctions.

    We need your help to make this year’s auctions successful. After all, money raised by the auctions will help to underwrite JAWS programs.

  • CAMP 2016: Sessions

    20151009_CAMP_022v2Here is a preview of the sessions; more speakers and topics to be added.

  • CAMP 2016: Schedule at a Glance

    See the slated activities, sessions and workshops.

  • CAMP 2016: Pre-conference workshops on data journalism and freelancing

    CAMP2016_preconferenceworkshopsAlong with our keynotes by Danyel Smith, cultural lead at “The Undefeated” for ESPN, and Aminda “Mindy” Marqués Gonzalez, we’ve announced two pre-conference workshops on data journalism and freelancing. The Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) takes place from Oct. 28 to Oct. 30 at the Hotel Roanoke in Roanoke, Va. Register for the conference today.

  • CAMP 2016: Danyel Smith and Aminda “Mindy” Marqués Gonzalez to present keynotes


  • August 2016: Women journalists on the campaign trail

    You may have noticed there’s an election going on.

    Many of us are covering it at some level; most of us are talking about it.

    JAWS members Jodi Enda at CNN, Lynn Sweet at the Chicago Sun-Times, Caitlyn Huey-Burns and others are out on the campaign trail. Joanne Bamberger edited the book “Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox” and is often seen commenting on the election (though not seen often enough). Meanwhile JAWS board member Angela Greiling Keane continues to stalk, I mean, cover the current president for Bloomberg News. Even I have been to see Donald Trump in New Mexico and Colorado.

  • Board member blog post: A safe space to vent about ageism

    LKJBy Linda Kramer Jenning, JAWS Board Member

    A friend, also a member of JAWS, told me recently about an unnerving experience on the Metro. Someone stood up and offered her a seat.

    She did not think that she looked old enough to warrant the offer. She’s trim and fit. When we talked about it, she explained that she didn’t feel “old inside.”

    I know what she means. Busy writing a story or grading papers or taking a break to go to spin class, in my head I don’t feel my age. However, I am happy to claim a senior discount whenever I can. I also like the fact that decades in journalism means I had notes from covering Hillary Clinton in the 1990s that I could dig up to use in a recent column.

    It’s not easy figuring out how to age in our profession.

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