• Ambassador makes connections for JAWS

    By Katherine Ann Rowlands, JAWS Ambassador

    Promoting women’s leadership and taking time to support each other were the themes that resonated for me at several conferences I attended on behalf of the Journalism & Women Symposium (JAWS) the past couple of months.

    A Women’s Caucus started three years got together again in February at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference in Seattle, and its leadership is eager to collaborate with JAWS on events and mentoring going forward. Finding ways to help young women writers is high on its agenda. With so many of our JAWS members writing books, we have a lot of wisdom to share with each other. For starters, we plan to do a joint mentoring panel at the AWP conference next year in St. Paul/Minneapolis and several AWP members plan to attend the JAWS conference in Palm Springs Oct. 31–Nov. 2.

  • Sunshine: Today and every day

    by Erin Siegal McIntyre, JAWS Board Member

    Happy Sunshine Week! This year, the Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS) joins a long list of esteemed participants in the name of transparency and open government.

    From March 16–22, organizations across the country are participating in events designed to call attention to Freedom of Information (FOI) and FOIA requests.

    Now more than ever, it’s important that journalists stand strong against the not-so-delightful assortment of dirty tricks used to thwart the healthy flow of information from the government’s closets to the public’s hearts and minds.

  • Mingle with JAWS in March

    connieho_officialBy Connie K. Ho, website manager

    Check out a few of the local JAWS events happening in March – we hope to see you there!

    JAWS Bay Area


    JAWS Frederick, Md.

    JAWS Southern Calif.