JAWS CAMP 2019

How to Navigate CAMP 2019 in Williamsburg, Va

Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) 2019 at the Williamsburg Lodge will be a weekend of learning and building new connections. We wrote this guide to navigating the conference for first-time and long-time CAMPers alike. While we are serious about our training and networking, we are relaxed in our approach. Whether it is jeans and tees or loose-fitting pants and casual dresses, pack whatever makes you feel the most comfortable. Bring a sweater, light jacket or shawl in case the temperatures are cool for early morning or evening walks or in the meeting rooms, and an umbrella for possible rain showers. […]

Meet your 2019-2020 JAWS Board candidates

J. Kyle Foster Title and place of employment (including city/state). State you reside in if different from employer: Reside in Marco Island, Florida Employment: 1. Trainer for Facebook for Journalists – a partnership between Facebook and the Society of Professional Journalists (operated out of NYC Facebook headquarters and Indianapolis SPJ headquarters); 2. Freelance journalists with weekly gigs as a travel blogger in Tennessee and the Orlando Sentinel’s GrowthSpotter 3. Various part-time jobs in real estate unrelated to journalism  Years a JAWS member: Since 1999 Number of CAMPS attended (including Williamsburg): About 7-10. Why you are running for the board: I  […]

Conference and Mentoring Project 2019: Meet the CAMPers

Micci Abbott is a counseling and psychology graduate student at the University of South Dakota who founded Loud & Brown Media in 2016 after witnessing a severe lack of diversity in student media. Since its inception, Micci has dedicated her energy and education to building Loud & Brown Media as an ethnic news entertainment brand working specifically with rural minorities. Her dream is to continue creating media reflective of people from all walks of life and ultimately utilize that media to help others achieve their full potential. In the meantime, Micci is occupied with her studies, her family, and helping […]

CAMP 2019: Items needed for silent and online auction

It’s time to get excited, and it’s time to start thinking about the two auctions that are used to help generate funds for the fellows’ CAMP expenses: the online and silent onsite auction. If you have donated to either in the past or have attended CAMP, it will work similarly. For the onsite silent auction, bring items and fill out a bid slip with info about the item and the minimum bid, then place it on the appropriate table, such as jewelry, books, journalism-related items, shark-themed items (JAWS!), purses and scarves, art, etc Please be thoughtful in what you bring […]

CAMP 2019: Meet the CAMP Committee

The 2019 CAMP Committee is hard at work making CAMP 2019 an active and reflective weekend where women journalists can gather to make connections, gain skills and spark new projects. We hope you will meet them face to face in Williamsburg, Va. Sept. 20-22. Register by June 30 to get the early-bird rate. CAMP Co-Chair Mira Lowe Mira Lowe, the president-elect of JAWS, is assistant dean for student experiences at the University of Florida, College of Journalism and Communications, where she serves as the team leader and facilitator for all administrators who oversee the college’s venues for professional immersion. She […]

CAMP 2019: Why Williamsburg?

By Sheila Solomon I’m excited Williamsburg is the site of this year’s CAMP. Having grown up a few miles away in Newport News, I can’t count the number of times Williamsburg figured into both my leisure and learning. It’s still a place I miss and I try and visit whenever I’m in the area. What’s important to understand is that the truth of the settlement is still being uncovered. It was never as simple as white colonists, slaves and Native Americans — though that’s what we were taught until the voices for change got louder and louder in the 1980s. […]

JAWS CAMP 2019 Speakers: Trailblazers and Truth Tellers

BREAKING: Line-up for annual gathering of women journalists includes first African American journalist hired by The Washington Post, first Native woman graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Journalism program and first African American CEO of the Center for Public Integrity. The Journalism and Women Symposium is proud to announce the keynote speakers for its 2019 Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP), which will be held in Williamsburg, Virginia, from Sept. 20-22. The line-up includes groundbreaking women in journalism whose lives and work embody the theme of CAMP, “Facing Our Past, Defining Our Future.” “We are very excited to bring these impressive […]

CAMP 2019: JAWS fellowship applications available

Applications are now available for the Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS) 2019 fellowship program. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. EDT June 28. 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, Defining our Future.” Historians, journalists, activists, and […]

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.”