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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • New membership fee schedule

    Journalism & Women Symposium logoBy Andrea Stone, JAWS Membership Committee Co-Chair

    The board of directors voted at their spring meeting to approve new membership categories and fees designed to keep up with the changing nature of our profession and to keep JAWS a viable organization.

  • April 2017: Paving the way for women journalists

    One of the coolest things about our CAMP for me is meeting new women journalists – especially our fellows.

    Each year, our fellowship committee selects a group of 10 to 14 women who might not otherwise be able to come to CAMP to receive these grants to attend.

    This year we’re honored to add the Betsy Wade Legacy Fund Fellowship to the lineup, honoring the first woman copy editor at The New York Times. Wade and her women co-workers sued the Times in the 1970s for equal pay, and their settlement paved the way for better pay and advancement for the women who came after them.

  • Member blog post: Using video apps

    By Nicole Raz, JAWS Fellowships Co-Chair

    The trick to becoming comfortable with any new app or tech is just to experiment and practice with it – here are a few tips.

  • CAMP 2017: Get ready for the online and on-site auctions

    Meg HeckmanBy Meg Heckman, JAWS Member

    This year’s Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) is still months away, but it’s already time to start thinking about what you can donate to our online and onsite auctions.

    This will be the fifth year JAWS has operated an online auction, giving members who are unable to attend CAMP a chance to bid on great stuff while supporting a good cause.

    Last year, we raised over $3,000 through the online auction, and we’d love to beat that number this fall – so start thinking about what you can contribute. Luxury items and vacation destinations are always welcome, but services – editing, career coaching and book proposal coaching – are usually a hit, too.

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