CAMP 2019: Apply for a JAWS Fellowship

CAMP 2019: Apply for a JAWS Fellowship

Are you a woman journalist looking for support, skills training and the next step in your career? Journalism & Women Symposium (JAWS) welcomes you to apply to our fellowship program. We bring fellows to our Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) each year for three days of training, networking and professional development. Our past fellows leave an impressive legacy of journalistic achievement and leadership, within and outside of JAWS. CAMP 2019 will be held Sept. 20-22 in Williamsburg, Va., one of New York Times’ 52 Places to Go in 2019 and the perfect backdrop for this year’s theme: “Facing our Past, […]

Help JAWS equip and empower women journalists

Drastic layoffs at BuzzFeed, Verizon Media, Gannett, Vice Media and many local newspapers marked a tough start to 2019. Layoffs this year have already topped 2,300 – and it’s only March. Research has shown that corporate layoffs hit women and people of color the hardest, and in recent months, talented and prominent women, including women of color, on the cutting edge of digital news or podcasting lost their jobs. That’s why it’s more important than ever for us to pull together and turn challenges into new opportunities for women journalists. We were proud to see our members leap into action […]

Where we stand

Dear JAWS members, The JAWS board has suspended Andrea Stone from the listserv for posting comments that violated our code of conduct and the values we hold as an organization. Andrea has apologized on the listserv. The board has decided NOT to punish people who shared Andrea’s message outside of the listserv, which contravenes our listserv policy, because it would have a dampening effect on whistleblowers who are raising awareness of the serious issue of racial inequality within our organization. That said, our listserv policy does state: “You should not redistribute other people’s words or email addresses from this list […]

Save the Date for CAMP 2019

We are excited to announce that the 2019 Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) will take place on Sept. 20-22 in Williamsburg, Va.

Cited by The New York Times as one of the 52 Places to Go in 2019, Williamsburg provides the opportune backdrop for this year’s conference theme: “Facing Our Past, Defining Our Future.”

JAWS Code of Conduct

The purpose of this Code of Conduct is to enable courageous, generous and honest conversations, which are essential to achieving our mission. Our intention is to develop a culture of understanding and cooperation that will help us learn from each other, elevate each other and overcome challenges together.

JAWS stands in solidarity with Brittany Noble Jones

January 14, 2019 | By JAWS Board of Directors



The Journalism & Women Symposium stands in solidarity with award-winning journalist Brittany Noble Jones and other women journalists, particularly Black women, whose employers have discriminated against them because of their gender and race.

Noble Jones recently said she experienced several instances of discrimination as a reporter working at a television station in Jackson, Mississippi, including her boss saying it was “unprofessional” for her to wear her natural hair on TV. Noble said her contract was eventually terminated.

The Journalism & Women Symposium receives Ford Foundation grant

The Journalism & Women Symposium (JAWS) is pleased to announce it has received a $50,000 grant from the Ford Foundation.
These funds will assist the organization’s hiring of a full-time Executive Director, in tandem with the Democracy Fund grant awarded earlier this year, and provide support to regional groups around the country. It is an urgent priority at this time for JAWS to organize and implement diversity and inclusiveness training at the regional level, and this grant will be a crucial pillar of that mission.

Journalism & Women Symposium hires diversity & inclusion consultant

The Journalism & Women Symposium (JAWS) is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Mary J. Wardell to lead the organization in its efforts to create a more inclusive, welcoming space for all members.

Wardell began working with the all-volunteer JAWS Board of Directors this week. She will focus on building the board’s capacity to be more equitable and to forge a more inclusive organization, including conducting trainings for the board, crafting regional group discussion outlines and developing an evaluation plan to measure the efficacy of those initiatives.

Help women journalists this Giving Tuesday

Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS) has been advocating for women journalists, fostering powerful connections among its members and helping them build their skills for more than 30 years — and we’re just getting started.

To continue our work, we need your help. We are at a critical juncture in the sustainability of our organization — and JAWS is more essential than ever as women journalists face new opportunities and challenges.

Help us continue providing value to members with a Giving Tuesday donation to JAWS this year.

Some ways to help:

Give on Facebook

Contribute to board member Lindsey Anderson’s campaign (she will match up to $1,000)

Donate via Network For Good

Shop with Amazon Smile – a percentage of your purchases will support JAWS

CAMP 2018: Tip sheets, interviews and highlights


Do you want to brush up on the lessons you learned at CAMP 2018, or check out info from a session you missed? Thanks to our 2018 fellows who prepared tip sheets and interviewed our keynote speakers, presenters who shared resources and attendees live-tweeted, we have a collection of tip sheets, videos and other media here. We hope you find it helpful!

Asal Ehsanipour

Asal Ehsanipour is a radio reporter and producer based in San Francisco. She is trained on all aspects of radio production through KALW’s Audio Academy, and currently interns for California Foodways, a public radio series and podcast about the intersection of food, culture, and economics in every county in California.

2018 Emerging Journalist fellow

Sana Malik

Sana Malik is a documentary filmmaker and freelance journalist who has produced video for the Toronto Star and the Canadian Press, and written for BuzzFeed, VICE and the CBC on issues of immigration, labor and inclusion. Sana founded an award-winning platform for multimedia storytellers of color called This is Worldtown.

2018 Emerging Journalist fellow

Pauly Denetclaw

Pauly Denetclaw is a reporter for the Navajo Times in Window Rock, Arizona. She was previously a Senior Fellow for Generation Justice (GJ), a nationally recognized multimedia projects that teaches young people how to harness the power of media. A proud citizen of the Navajo Nation, Pauly prioritizes Indigenous communities in her reporting.

2018 Emerging Journalist fellow

Jazmin Goodwin

Jazmin Goodwin recently graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in journalism and a minor in graphic design from Howard University, where she served as editor-in-chief of The Hilltop. Jazmin is a graduate student at CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism and the recipient of the inaugural Ida B. Wells Society Scholarship.

2018 Emerging Journalist fellow

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