This is an excellent opportunity to reach between 150 and 200 prominent women journalists from across the country as they gather for this premier event. Throughout the year, our 500+ members connect via regional gatherings and through our robust listserv. However, our Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) is the highlight of the year. With high-profile speakers who include Gloria Steinem and much-anticipated training sessions in technology, negotiating, entrepreneurship and business reporting, we are expecting record attendance.
We have several sponsorship opportunities for your organization, program or company. Please contact Executive Director Becky Day at email@example.com or 510-764-1877 to discuss the possibilities, which include:
Top Tech Sponsor: Contribute $5,000 to sponsor our technology training, which runs for three days to teach about social media, data crunching and sourcing. Sponsors at this level will be thanked prominently on all our program materials, on our blogs and on our website. Their names will be advertised on the JAWS homepage for 6 months.
Gold Sponsor: Underwrite our conference at the $5,000 level, and you will be thanked prominently on all our program materials and our website, including an ad on the JAWS homepage for 6 months. SOLD to John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford
Silver Sponsor: Contribute $3,000 to sponsor our Saturday luncheon with speaker Keesha Gaskins, our Saturday dinner that will highlight the work of our most successful members, or our Sunday luncheon with keynote speaker Gloria Steinem. Sponsors at this level will be thanked prominently on all our program materials and on our website, and will have an ad on the JAWS homepage ad for one month.
Bronze Sponsor: Contribute $2,000 to sponsor our networking breakfasts on Saturday morning or Sunday morning. Sponsors at this level will be thanked prominently on all our program materials and our website.
Anchor Table Sponsor: Name your table for $1,000, and your name will be seen throughout the conference as journalists gather — at breakfast, lunch and dinner — to network about beats, platforms and career moves. Sponsors at this level will be thanked prominently on all our program materials and will have special signs at your table.
Wine and Whine event: Make an in-kind donation or contribution of $500 for the nightcap to our conference when we bring attendees together for an evening of networking and storytelling before heading home. Sponsors at this level will be thanked prominently on all our program materials and on special signs at the event.
Books and Browse:Your $500 sponsorship covers the popular book-signing event held on Saturday night. Sponsors at this level will be thanked prominently on all our program materials and on special signs at the event. SOLD to Digital First Media
Who we are
JAWS members are Pulitzer Prize winners and toilers in the most cutting edge outposts of American journalism. We are just out of college and we are in our seventh decade and still working for truth and justice even as the industry shifts daily. Many of us have created our own jobs, whether by working for ourselves or for some of the biggest media corporations in the U.S. JAWS has helped many of us shape our own future by providing a testing ground, a sounding board and a launching pad for new ideas.
JAWS members come to our conference from media companies such as The Huffington Post, The New York Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Digital First, Patch, NBC and NPR; fellowship programs such as the Knight Fellowships at Stanford, Nieman at Harvard University, Knight-Wallace at Michigan and Alicia Patterson; and universities including USC, Columbia University, Missouri School of Journalism, University of Colorado, Columbia College Chicago and Mills College.
JAWS brings together women journalists and journalism educators and researchers from across the country. We characterize our mission this way: “JAWS supports the professional empowerment and personal growth of women in journalism and works toward a more accurate portrayal of the whole society.”
We are a non-profit corporation and can provide documentation for tax deductions. We welcome financial support for our programs, including CAMP, regional training sessions and the one dearest to our hearts: fellowships to bring the most diverse group of campers possible into the JAWS circle.