CAMP 2018: So you want to write a book? Tip Sheet

Apology from JAWS board of directors

“It’s never too late to drop your beliefs and let your wounds heal. Instead of wounding others as well.”  ― Adam Scythe, Immortals, Vol. II

JAWS is an organization I have been honored to be a part of for many years, not just because it is led by women who broke down newsroom barriers for women but because it has provided me a safe space to vent about being a woman of color in mostly all-white and all-male workplaces for most of my career.

Unfortunately, CAMP was not a safe space for many of us this year.

Aysha Khan

Aysha Khan is a Boston-based journalist working at the Religion News Service as a social media editor and freelance reporter covering Islam. Aysha’s work, which focuses on Muslims in America and digital culture, appears in the Washington Post, NBC, VICE, ThinkProgress and more. She also runs a newsletter, “Creeping Sharia.”

2018 Emerging Journalist Fellow

Jazmin Bailey

Jazmin Bailey is an Emmy Award-winning anchor for WESH 2 News Sunrise in Orlando, Florida. One of her priorities is ensuring more live interviews are from people of color. As the only anchor in the market to embrace her natural hair on-air, Jazmin makes a valuable statement about inclusion.

2018 Diversity fellow

Shaya Tayefe Mohajer

Shaya Tayefe Mohajer is an LA-based journalist and adjunct professor at the University of Southern California. Her work frequently focuses on inequality and social justice for women and people of color, with recent bylines in Columbia Journalism Review and The Intercept. She covered marginalized communities as a news editor for TakePart.com.

2018 Betsy Wade Legacy Fund fellow

Leezel Tanglao

Leezel Tanglao is a multimedia journalist at the intersection of editorial, product, business development and sales. She led a global team as Assistant Managing Editor of Programming at CNNMoney. Leezel has also launched products like the proprietary social metric SURGE and worked at CBSNews.com, VICE, NowThis, KCBS/KCAL and more.

2018 Next Step fellow

CAMP 2018: Global Health Reporting Tip Sheet

By Amy Westervelt

The lead

Rachel Jones has been a journalist for 32 years, starting at The St. Petersburg Time in 1986. She came to health reporting through personal experience. “I fell at a young age, cracked a tooth, and we couldn’t afford to go to a dentist,” she said. As one of ten kids, born into poverty, Jones didn’t go to a dentist until she was 13 and says even as a child she knew it was wrong that other people went to doctors when they were sick when her family couldn’t. “I was angry about it, I thought ‘this is wrong, I ought to be able to go the doctor,’” she says. “And that really underpinned my interest in social justice and access to healthcare.”

Katie Jickling

Katie Jickling is a reporter for Seven Days in Burlington, Vermont. She has written about everything from education and local elections to a police chief’s social media activism and a father’s efforts to care for his mentally ill son. She founded the non-profit GEMS, which offers leadership training for middle school girls in central Vermont.

2018 Emerging Journalist Fellow 

CAMP 2018: Fran Lewine Interview

By Marina Fang 

The lead

Melissa Ludtke’s successful 1978 legal battle over access for female reporters covering baseball came from years of experiencing institutional sexism and working toward incremental changes. The story of her career provides lessons for women in journalism today, including the importance of networking, perseverance, creative solutions, defining your narratives, and simply doing the work, no matter how small the task.

Marina Fang

Marina Fang’s is a reporter at HuffPost. Her work ranges from live coverage of major events to daily, feature, and analysis stories on the intersection of politics and culture. Marina is a 2015 graduate of the University of Chicago and a proud alum of UChicago’s student newspaper, The Chicago Maroon.

2018 Emerging Journalist fellow 

CAMP 2018: Q&A with Elise Hu

Presented by Amy Westervelt

“Work-life balance” is a handy phrase for marketing self-help books, but the reality is,  it’s all life. And these two parts of life can’t help but impact each other. Elise Hu—former Korea  and Japan bureau chief for NPR and current staff reporter/host with NPR—walked us through those intersections in her JAWS CAMP 2018 keynote, framed as “all the ways I’ve failed to work for The Washington Post.”

Amy Westervelt

Amy Westervelt is an award-winning print and radio reporter and editor. She co-founded Critical Frequency, an independent podcast network focused on elevating the voices of people who tend to have less access to media platforms, including women, people of color, LGBTQ podcasters, and people living outside the country’s media centers.

2018 Entrepreneurial fellow

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