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 2016: Early-bird registration is open

    CAMP2016_earlybirdRegistration is open! Register here.

    Registration for the Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP), taking place at the Hotel Roanoke in Roanoke, Va. from Oct. 28 to Oct. 30, includes most meals and access to networking, mentoring, panels and keynotes.

    Take advantage of the early-bird rate (open until June 30) – registration is only $345 for members and $445 for non-members.

  • 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.

  • May 2016: Bring a JAWS Leadership Workshop to your region

    We all want to succeed in our careers.

    And JAWS is helping us succeed in a variety of ways, formally and informally.

    One of the best examples is our recent leadership training sessions in Chicago and Washington, D.C., with Jill Geisler and her team of coaches.

    Jill shared her solid lessons gleaned from experience as a broadcast newsroom manager; holding a masters degree in leadership; working at Poynter Institute guiding their leadership and management programs; holding the Bill Plante chair in leadership and media integrity at Loyola University in Chicago.

  • Board member blog post: Build leadership skills with JAWS board

    By Angela Greiling Keane, JAWS Board Member

    I joined an amazing group of women one recent weekend in Washington to hear from the talented Jill Geisler about honing leadership skills. It was the second in what I hope will be a longer series of JAWS leadership trainings for which Jill has generously given her time.

    One thing that struck me about the participants was that most of them, like myself, weren’t freshly minted college graduates. Most were seasoned, midcareer professionals looking to up our game and our careers through newsroom leadership. Jill’s message was one of empowerment, showing us not just how to be journalism leaders but also how to frame the experience many of us already have to show our aptitude for management or for leading from positions we’re already in.

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