By Kira Zalan, JAWS Board Member
The Journalism and Women Symposium raises money each year to support our Emerging Journalist Fellowship program, which brings 10 women starting careers in journalism to the annual JAWS Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP). (See last year’s fellowship winners.) At CAMP, they meet industry leaders, trailblazers, and have the opportunity to learn new skills and share their own. This year’s JAWS CAMP is in Palm Springs, California, from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, 2014.
By Megan Sweas and Adrienne Lawrence, JAWS CAMP Co-Chairs
While planning CAMP 2014 in Palm Springs, we’ve jokingly said that JAWS will be taking over Hollywood’s playground. However, on a visit to La Quinta Resort and Club, we found out that it’s not a joke; La Quinta is one of the original getaways for Hollywood’s stars. If you hear typing late into the night from the room next door, it might not be a fellow JAWdess, but the ghost of Frank Capra writing the script for “It’s a Wonderful Life.” (Yes, he wrote it in one of the suites at the resort.)
For our 25th Anniversary, JAWS created a video to show others what is so special about our organization and our annual Conference & Mentoring Project.
The Journalism & Women Symposium is happy to announce a partnership with the American Copy Editors Society. JAWS members will be able to register for ACES conferences and workshops, and to enter any ACES contests at ACES member rates. Equally, ACES members will be granted admission to JAWS conferences, workshops and member events at JAWS member rates.
Check out Nina Zacuto’s photographs from CAMP 2013!
It was wonderful to have Gloria Steinem spend so much time with JAWS this year. Below are excerpts of her talk filmed by Dan Lafferty for JAWS.
Many of the panelists said that they felt that, as staffers, their work lives (and, by proxy, their personal lives) were under the control of their news organizations’ schedules, a sentiment shared by women in many other fields in the United States.
“I’m not giving up my torch. I’m using my torch to light everybody else’s torches. I think the key to it is not to worry about what we should say to [young women], and just listen to them. Say, ‘What’s unfair in your life, and how can I help you fix it?’ The only way we know we have something to say is if someone listens to us.”
Indians living in the sovereign nations, or self-ruled tribal communities have different laws that journalists must abide by, such as not taking photos in public places and getting special permission from the government.
Journalism & Women Symposium brought 10 bright, young journalists to our annual CAMP this year as part of our fellowship program, providing them with mentoring, career advice, and a chance to soak up three days of active learning. We had a near-record of 30 fellowship applicants this year for our conference in Albuquerque, N.M., Oct. 26-28, […]
The more data the better right? But instead of just shoving numbers into your stories engage your readers by using these tools to present it visually.
In the fourth and final Tech Training of JAWS Camp ’12, the speakers gave us speedy introductions on how the media tools Storify, Pinterest and Instagram can help expand journalists’ networks, share their stories and find new ones.
What the public should fear, Gaskins continues, is the effect that these ID laws actually have: the suppression of votes by people of color, the poor, veterans, the disabled and the elderly…
Gates described the two types of bargaining or negotiation that we can use to make our case for more money, more stories or more voice in the newsroom.
Less than 5 years ago, journalist and entrepreneur would not have even been in the same sentence. Today they are one and the same.
[View the story “Journalism and Women Symposium: Oct. 27 (Saturday)” on Storify]
Great career resource links.
Jobs and housing are two national themes that can often be localized.
Pulitzer Prize winner Sara Ganim sits down with award-winning journalist and JAWDESS, Judy Muller, to talk about how she broke the Penn State Sandusky child sex abuse scandal and what it’s like to do big stories in small towns.