August 2012: Letter from the president – CAMP sites chosen

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Better Kat picThe JAWS Board has selected the sites for our next three conferences, keeping in mind the membership’s desire for holding CAMP at a beautiful, affordable and accessible location. This is no easy task, especially when trying to get some geographic diversity into the mix of criteria. But we try to please most members most of the time with a variety of selections and knowing in advance should help you — and the board — to plan.

Oral History Project in the works

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The Journalism & Women Symposium, in conjunction with the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism, is launching an oral history project that will create a multimedia archive of the oral histories of its members gathered by graduate students trained at the university. The archive will be housed at the University of Missouri’s journalism library with […]

Why Join JAWS?

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Most of our members describe JAWS as amazing! Here are some reasons to sign up for a wonderful year of advice, mentoring, camaraderie, support and training: The Listserv! Daily and hourly discussions about issues affection women journalists, job leads, tips on topics from how to land a book deal to pitch ideas to interview techniques, advice […]

The Fran Lewine Interview Project

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JAWS began the Fran Lewine Interview Project to record the stories of women who made a mark in journalism. These videos, recorded at the annual JAWS Conference and Mentoring Project, are produced in honor of Fran Lewine, one of the founding members of the Journalism & Women Symposium. Fran was a leader among women journalists […]

Renew your membership today!

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JAWS members: Don’t forget that TODAY is the deadline to renew your JAWS membership at the low rate of $65 and maintain your connection to this wonderful group of women journalists. We have kept dues steady but we always appreciate it if you are able to “round up” to $100 or more so that we […]

JAWS members offer interview tips

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One of the big advantages of membership in JAWS, the Journalism & Women Symposium, is our email list, where we share stories, job postings and advice. Recently, Linda Kramer asked for advice on interviewing techniques in preparation for a college class she’ll teach this summer. The wealth of response she received was a wonderful example […]

The numbers: Media inequity for women in media

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VIDA’s annual list of female bylines in literary arts magazines is out and the numbers aren’t good. From article authors to book reviewers to authors of books reviewed, women are underrepresented. The Women’s Media Center also illustrates the issues of inequity in The Status of Women in the U.S. Media  2012, noting that women make […]

Results of JAWS survey

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JAWS membership survey 2010 JAWS members who took the recent online survey endorsed much of what our organization is already doing: growing slowly from our current 400 to about 500 members across the country; organizing training workshops and embracing new outlets for journalism as the industry evolves; and rotating camps around the country to explore […]

JAWS Newsletter

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Sample of stories you’ll find in this edition: PRESIDENT’S LETTER:The Power of Networking By Megan Kamerick At the recent Edge of Change conference at the Poynter Institute I was struck by a comment by Pam Johnson, one of the earliest members of JAWS and one of the editors of the “Edge of Change” book. She […]

JAWS is going to Texas

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Nestled in the beautiful hills of west Texas (not far from San Antonio) is the Tapatio Springs Resort, waiting for JAWS Fall Camp 2010. Camp dates: Oct. 22 – 24

Put Oct. 22-24 on your calendar for the next great Fall Symposium at the Tapatio Springs Resort near San Antonio.

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Click here to renew your annual membership to JAWS and keep those connections fresh!

JAWS 25th Anniversary

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Log on to the members-only area to get a link to the survey. Time to renew! Click here to renew your annual membership to JAWS and keep those connections fresh! And put Oct. 22-24 on your calendar for the next great Fall Symposium at Tapatio Springs Resort near San Antonio. JAWS 25th Anniversary in Snowbird, […]

Women journalists condemn Imus slurs

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For Immediate Release April 9, 2007 The Journalism & Women Symposium joins the National Association of Black Journalists and others who have expressed disgust and outrage at the racist and misogynist remarks made by radio personality Don Imus. Last week, Imus called members of the Rutgers basketball team – who had just played for the […]

Spring meeting tackles strategic planning

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Board Backs Two-Year Term for Future Presidents By Karlyn Barker The Journalism & Women Symposium’s officers and directors gathered April 13-15 in Albuquerque to help craft a new leadership framework for the future. As part of this effort, the board voted to recommend changes to the by-laws, the most significant of which would set two-year […]

JAWS meets the challenge

By Dawn Garcia We did it! In fact, we blew way past the finish line with more than we ever dreamed. The Journalism & Women Symposium greatly exceeded its goal of matching a $20,000 grant from the Challenge Fund for Journalism by May 31. Drum roll, please: Members and supporters of JAWS donated $34,126!