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JAWS statement on Capital Gazette shooting

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Any attack on a newsroom or journalists, no matter the motive, is an attack on the free press and the public’s right to know. We stand in solidarity with the courageous staff of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. The members of Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS) mourn for the people killed or wounded, and we support the journalists covering the ongoing investigation.

Crunch time – propose a CAMP panel by Feb. 2

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By Roxann Elliott

It’s crunch time!

No, that’s not a cruel rallying cry to double down on your waning New Year’s resolutions. You’re beautiful and fierce and no one cares how many crunches you did today.

Instead, we’re here to remind your fabulous selves that the deadline for CAMP programming proposals is this Friday. We need some savvy, passionate women to step up and take charge of organizing panels for our 2018 CAMP retreat in Welches, Oregon.

Call for panels for CAMP 2018

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The most beautiful thing about Journalism and Women Symposium is that it’s built on us women sharing our stories, tips and tools of the trade with each other. The annual Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) is the pinnacle of that sisterhood. And that’s why we need your help.

Public Speaking Webinar on Sept. 14

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Join Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS) for a public speaking webinar that will help you gain the confidence to get on stage and share your expertise.

“Talk The Walk: Public Speaking Tips To Enhance Your Career” with Michele Weldon will take place on September 14 at 11 a.m. Central Standard Time.

Social media and branding webinar on Aug. 11

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Social media is an extension of your brand whether it’s for personal use as a journalist or on behalf of your news organization. It can make or break a first impression. It can also deepen relationships with existing audiences. But knowing how to shape content for various platforms can be tricky, especially because these spaces are constantly changing.

CAMP 2017: Nikole Hannah-Jones, Lynn Sweet to keynote

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By Marina Villeneuve, CAMP co-chair

This year at the Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP), we’re celebrating the act of veering off the beaten path and speaking truth to power.

And in that vein, we are so excited to announce our two keynote speakers: Nikole Hannah-Jones, a domestic correspondent for The New York Times Magazine focusing on racial injustice, and Lynn Sweet, a columnist and Washington Bureau Chief at the Chicago Sun-Times.

CAMP 2017: First set of conference programming, featuring reporter’s toolkit and career building

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By Lindsey Anderson, CAMP co-chair

Registration for CAMP 2017 is in full swing – and a slate of engaging and enlightening sessions is already lined up.

Sessions this year are organized around three themes:

Going Deep: Focused on specific reporting topics to build your expertise
Your Path: How to navigate career hurdles and find opportunities to advance
Reporter’s Toolkit: Concrete tips and tools to help you hone your trade

Here is a preview of some sessions.

CAMP 2017: Register for pre-conference workshops on podcasting and leadership

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By Roxanne Foster, JAWS operations director

You asked, we delivered: we have two exciting pre-conference workshops planned on podcasting and leadership skills.

In 2013, men hosted 70 percent of the 100 most popular podcasts in the world (Bitch Magazine) and the number of women leaders and employees has remained stubbornly flat since the nineties (ASNE).

All you trailblazers out there working to reverse those stats, these are for you.

Sign up for Personal Digital Archiving for Journalists on June 9

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Have you ever had a file crash or become unreadable? Have you ever lost published content when an online magazine you worked for went bust? If so, you’ve learned a hard truth about digital information: it’s easy to copy and easy to share, but it can be frustratingly hard to save. Digital files become corrupted; storage media become obsolete. Tight budgets at most publications mean that there are few resources to allocate towards formal preservation programs. Yet all the work journalists produce on a daily basis–from our reporting to our finished articles–continues to be valuable long after deadline and should be saved.