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September 2013: Letter from the president

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Building momentum is fun and we are doing a lot of that right now at JAWS.

At a networking party I held at my home this month, I got to sign up a dozen new members, connect writers looking for work with editors looking to hire, and start building a wish list of training sessions that we will organize this year.

What fun to see success with the networking, mentoring and training behind our mission to support the professional empowerment and personal growth of women in journalism and work toward a more accurate portrayal of the whole society.

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Dear JAWS friends: With great sadness I must tell you that our sister in JAWS, Mary Thom, died on Friday after a tragic motorcycle accident in New York. Mary was a member and staunch supporter of JAWS for many years. She was a long-time editor of Ms. Magazine. Many JAWS members have worked with her […]

March 2013: Letter from the president

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Better Kat picThe JAWS Board of Directors took time recently to review the organization’s core values as a way to reaffirm the principles we value as an organization.

I found it inspiring to think about the strength of our collective purpose and to look back on all the careers that have been launched, sustained and propelled by the JAWS network during the last three decades.

August 2012: Letter from the president – CAMP site selections

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Better Kat picThe JAWS Board has selected the sites for our next three conferences, keeping in mind the membership’s desire to hold CAMP at a beautiful, affordable and accessible location. This is no easy task, especially when adding geographic diversity into the mix of criteria. But we try to please most members most of the time with a variety of selections and knowing in advance should help you — and the board — to plan.

August 2012: Letter from the president – CAMP sites chosen

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Better Kat picThe JAWS Board has selected the sites for our next three conferences, keeping in mind the membership’s desire for holding CAMP at a beautiful, affordable and accessible location. This is no easy task, especially when trying to get some geographic diversity into the mix of criteria. But we try to please most members most of the time with a variety of selections and knowing in advance should help you — and the board — to plan.

Oral History Project in the works

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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 […]

Why Join JAWS?

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Most of our members describe JAWS as amazing! Here are some reasons to sign up for a wonderful year of advice, mentoring, camaraderie, support and training: The Listserv! Daily and hourly discussions about issues affection women journalists, job leads, tips on topics from how to land a book deal to pitch ideas to interview techniques, advice […]