The cornerstone of JAWS’ work is training and mentorship. Often this takes place at our annual Conference and Mentorship Program (CAMP) gathering, but we also strive to provide opportunities for members to connect through regional gatherings and trainings. In addition, we also work to partner up mentors who wish to share their experience and expertise with mentees who seek to grow, advance and lead. We call this symbiosis, as mentoring is often a two-way exchange.
JAWS members in the Bay Area benefited from two recent training sessions to boost social media skills.
Board member and journalism instructor Sandra Fish showed about 25 women the latest in how Storify can be used to tell great stories as they evolve. Members who came to the March event at the home of JAWS President Kat Rowlands asked for more. So in June, JAWS Secretary and journalism instructor Teresa Puente gave a three-hour workshop on social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkeIn and Google+ for a dozen women at the new offices of the Oakland Tribune.
Gloria Steinem has been an iconic feminist leader and inspiration to many of us in JAWS, so we are especially pleased to welcome her this year to speak to us, experience CAMP (Conference and Mentoring Project) and meet up with old and new friends.
Each year, JAWS CAMP (Conference and Mentoring Project) focuses on strengthening core journalism skills, building personal brands and careers, developing strategies for success in today’s rapidly evolving media landscape, and improving the status of women in journalism.
JAWS’ annual gathering for our Conference and Mentoring Project will be at the Tamaya Resort & Spa near Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 26 – 28, 2012
Dates are changing for the Journalism & Women Symposium Conference and Mentoring Project (aka CAMP) 2012. JAWS CAMP 2012 will be Oct. 26 – 28, 2012 at the Tamaya Resort & Spa on the Santa Ana Pueblo outside of Albuquerque, N.M. The new dates will avoid conflicts with other journalism conferences in September. Also, check the JAWS […]
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This is an aggregated listing of camp events and sessions for JAWS camp 2011 in Asheville, N.C. It also includes links to a number of the resources provided during sessions.
JAWS 2011 – Asheville slideshow is now posted at ninazacuto.com. You can also reach it through a link at ninazacuto.com/JAWS, which list slideshows going back to 2005.
Jessica Alpert moderated this session that focused on the power of audio to enhance storytelling in new and exciting ways.
Whether branding intentionally or by accident, JAWS CAMP panelists understand what makes them unique and how to use their passions and skills to build and develop closer relationships with their audiences.
As for the future of audio, it’s ….video? Well, definitely multimedia and innovation, as traditional radio stations learn to navigate the digital realm.
Here’s a look at media and the millennials from several perspectives.
What happens when you and your husband both dream of covering Washington for your hometown paper and there’s only one position available? Well, for the 2011 JAWS Keynote Speaker and former president Margie Freivogel you offer the unique option to share the job.
“My advice to all journalists is — get financially literate,” said Shanahan speaker Diane Henriques at lunch today, and her words of guidance are applicable to journalists of all ages, particularly those who are going through a career change.
With the changing tides of journalism, teaching the next generation of reporters and editors presents plenty of challenges: ensuring accuracy in a multimedia world, grading students fairly, and making time for own research.
“Google’s goal is to organize the world’s information and make it accessible and useful.”
Diana Henriques, author of “The Wizard of Lies,” a book about the Madoff scandal, 3D300_7843was the keynote speaker at CAMP and told us about her adventure meeting, interviewing and writing about him.
As a sophomore in college, Peggy began writing for the college newspaper, and was picketed by people who didn’t like what she wrote — which she thought was great. She says, “After college, I didn’t think that there were barriers, I just couldn’t get a job.”
In the second part of a two-part conversation on women and war, veteran war correspondent Andrea Stone moderated panel that included CBS radio’s Cami McCormick, McClatchy’s Nancy Youssef, former Marine and executive director of the Service Women’s Action Network Anu Bhagwati, and contributions from freelancer Kimberley Johnson.
The future of news poses challenges but if also full of possibility for journalists who embrace new tools and technologies to improve storytelling and reach consumers where they are, panelists said.