Archive of Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP)

Apply for the Emerging Journalist Fellowship

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By Kira Zalan, JAWS Board Member

The Journalism and Women Symposium raises money each year to support our Emerging Journalist Fellowship program, which brings 10 women starting careers in journalism to the annual JAWS Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP). (See last year’s fellowship winners.) At CAMP, they meet industry leaders, trailblazers, and have the opportunity to learn new skills and share their own. This year’s JAWS CAMP is in Palm Springs, California, from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, 2014.

CAMP 2014 site visit

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meganAndAdrienne By Megan Sweas and Adrienne Lawrence, JAWS CAMP Co-Chairs

While planning CAMP 2014 in Palm Springs, we’ve jokingly said that JAWS will be taking over Hollywood’s playground. However, on a visit to La Quinta Resort and Club, we found out that it’s not a joke; La Quinta is one of the original getaways for Hollywood’s stars. If you hear typing late into the night from the room next door, it might not be a fellow JAWdess, but the ghost of Frank Capra writing the script for “It’s a Wonderful Life.” (Yes, he wrote it in one of the suites at the resort.)

JAWS partners with ACES

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The Journalism & Women Symposium is happy to announce a partnership with the American Copy Editors Society. JAWS members will be able to register for ACES conferences and workshops, and to enter any ACES contests at ACES member rates. Equally, ACES members will be granted admission to JAWS conferences, workshops and member events at JAWS member rates.

Gloria Steinem keynote speech

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“I’m not giving up my torch. I’m using my torch to light everybody else’s torches. I think the key to it is not to worry about what we should say to [young women], and just listen to them. Say, ‘What’s unfair in your life, and how can I help you fix it?’ The only way we know we have something to say is if someone listens to us.”

10 women win CAMP fellowships

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Journalism & Women Symposium brought 10 bright, young journalists to our annual CAMP this year as part of our fellowship program, providing them with mentoring, career advice, and a chance to soak up three days of active learning. We had a near-record of 30 fellowship applicants this year for our conference in Albuquerque, N.M., Oct. 26-28, […]