Term expires Oct. 22, 2017.
About JAWS: Our history, member memorials, board members, committees and blogroll, president’s letters.
Sarah Garrecht Gassen is the Editorial Page Editor, award-winning columnist and host of the opinion podcast “The Point Being” at the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson, where she has taught at the University of Arizona School of Journalism for more than a decade. She is a mentor with JAWS, a mentor/editor with The OpEd Project and captain of the Arizona Regional Group.
Marina Villeneuve is an Associated Press state government reporter based in Augusta, Maine.
2014 fellowship recipient
Term expires Oct. 2018
By Becky Day, past JAWS Executive Director
I’m sure I was just one of many women who spent time this past weekend reflecting the remarkable career of Dinah Witchel. Her work as an author, editor and writer inspired women everywhere, no more so than with her long involvement as a member of the Journalism & Women Symposium. I can’t remember a time when she wasn’t on the JAWS membership roster.
By Peg Simpson, JAWS member
Mary had stayed on from the original MS startup editing team and she scared me to death. She was a larger than life presence.
I had not even free-lanced for MS and here I was, working with one of the women present at the creation.
I did think I knew everything about the women’s political movement, having covered it since 1971 for the AP and then as a Washington correspondent for Working Woman magazine.
I realized, early on, that Mary knew a lot more. She didn’t lord that over me. She shared her incredible depth of knowledge.
She proved easy to brainstorm with and very user-friendly to work with.
Diana B. Henriques, an award-winning financial journalist, is the author of The Wizard of Lies, the New York Times bestseller about the Bernie Madoff scandal, and three other books on business history. A writer for The New York Times since 1989, she has largely specialized in investigative reporting on white-collar crime, market regulation and corporate governance.
Lisa Stone is Co-founder and CEO of BlogHer, Inc. Reaching 55 million women each month, BlogHer is the leading cross-platform media network and publisher created by, for and with women writers and social media leaders.
Jill Geisler is an internationally recognized expert in leadership and management.
Geneva Overholser is an independent journalist based in New York City. She is the former director of the USC Annenberg School of Journalism. Previously, she held the Curtis B. Hurley Chair in Public Affairs Reporting for the Missouri School of Journalism, where she was based in the school’s Washington bureau.
Jennifer DePaul is a senior tax reporter with Tax Analysts in Falls Church, Virginia.
The organization’s membership brochure for new and returning members.
A few accomplishments of JAWS highlighted in the 2014 Annual Report listed below.
A few accomplishments of JAWS highlighted in the 2013 Annual Report listed below.
A few accomplishments of JAWS highlighted in the 2012 Annual Report.
Our Mission: JAWS promotes the professional empowerment and personal growth of women in journalism and works toward a more accurate portrayal of the whole society. Our Vision: Going forward, therefore, the women of JAWS must practice journalism that educates, engages, and empowers civil society. We must encourage diversity in all its aspects, in both our […]
The Board of Directors of Journalism and Women Symposium reworked an earlier Strategic Plan to come up with this planning document in the spring of 2012.
The organization’s bylaws, adopted by the membership.
The Journalism & Women Symposium, in conjunction with the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism, is launching an oral history project that will create a multimedia archive of the oral histories of its members gathered by graduate students trained at the university. The archive will be housed at the University of Missouri’s journalism library with […]
JAWS began the Fran Lewine Interview Project to record the stories of women who made a mark in journalism. These videos, recorded at the annual JAWS Conference and Mentoring Project, are produced in honor of Fran Lewine, one of the founding members of the Journalism & Women Symposium. Fran was a leader among women journalists […]