Add your name to the roster of incredible women in the JAWS directory by becoming a member of the Journalism & Women Symposium, one of the few national organizations that devotes itself to women in journalism.
How to Join or Renew
JAWS memberships are open to working journalists who fit the criteria listed below. New memberships are $50 per year; renewals are $75.
To pay by check: Please make your check payable to Journalism & Women Symposium and mail to this address: 15 Hillsdale Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
To join by credit card: Click below to use PayPal and fill out a membership form:
Six reasons to join! You get:
- A growing network of JAWS women who can offer motivation, support and ideas, not to mention the all-important comic relief and camaraderie.
- The JAWS directory, printed each year, with your name and contact information as well as those of hundreds of other JAWS members
- Password-protected access to the JAWS Web site, which includes an online JAWS members directory.
- Access to the JAWS email listserv, allowing you to communicate with JAWS members around the country and share ideas, outrage, and news affecting women that you may not see reported elsewhere.
- JAWS newsletters with stories and photos of recent JAWS events, including recaps of sessions with tips on career advancement, freelancing and more.
- Access to insurance, an important benefit for freelancers and entrpreneurs who do not have the backing of a traditional media company.
New: You also will be in the loop for information on events in your region to be held through out the year, hosted by our regional captains. Watch the JAWS website for announcements of the latest regional events.
Who Can Join JAWS
All memberships are subject to board approval. There are two categories of membership: voting and associate. The membership criteria are as follows: Voting membership is open to:
- Journalists who are employed by newspapers, news services, syndicates, magazines, television or radio stations, Web sites or other electronic disseminators of news and information programming.
- People whose primary occupation is freelancing in the journalism field.
- Teachers of journalism at the college level.
- People whose primary occupation is research or publishing in the field of journalism.
- People employed by organizations dedicated to serving journalists.
- JAWS members who have retired or moved on to other fields.
Associate members are entitled to all the privileges of membership except voting and pay the same dues and fees. Associate membership is open to:
- Students of journalism at the college level or above.
- People not eligible for voting membership whose knowledge or contribution to the organization is considered of value to JAWS.