The 2013 JAWS Conference and Mentoring Project was held in Essex, Vt. (near Burlington) from Oct. 25 – 27.
We raised money to bring 10 early-career female journalists to this year’s CAMP in Essex, Vermont. Watch the video to learn more about our annual fellowship program and to meet the JAWS Fellows from 2013.
Jaclyn Zubrzycki is a staff writer at Education Week. She previously taught school, gave music lessons, and worked in the National Audubon Society’s environmental education department.
Stephanie Hughes is a producer for “Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast,” a daily news magazine show broadcast on WYPR, the NPR affiliate in Baltimore. She’s also contributed to media outlets including NPR’s “Morning Edition,” “Marketplace,” Salon, “The Life of the Law,” and the New York Times Local blog.
Sarah D. Wire is an award-winning state politics and government reporter in Little Rock, Ark. Wire has written over a thousand articles for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in three years and was recently selected Arkansas’ 2012 Young Journalist of the Year.
Rachel G. Bowers is a graduate of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. Her nearly four-year stint with The Red & Black, the independent student newspaper covering the University community, culminated with a semester term as its editor-in-chief.
Jaclyn Fortier grew up with her ears full of NPR, but it wasn’t until she reached high school and started paying attention to the media landscape that she realized how unique an entity it is.
Halle Stockton is an investigative fellow for PublicSource focusing on social justice issues. She was a staff writer at the Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune for four years before joining PublicSource. The Erie, Pa. native is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, where she served as managing editor of the independent student-run newspaper.
Emily Douglas is the senior editor at TheNation.com, where she also blogs. A frequent contributor to the Women’s Review of Books, she has written about politics, culture and the law for The Nation, The American Prospect, The LA Review of Books, and RH Reality Check.
Cherise M. Newsome has spent the last eight years covering the community she grew up in – Hampton Roads. That’s rare at The Virginian-Pilot, the largest daily newspaper in Virginia.
Caitlin Huey-Burns is a political reporter for RealClearPolitics, where she covers Capitol Hill. She has been reporting on federal budget, debt and deficit issues, immigration reform, gun legislation, and the tenuous relationship between Congress and the White House.
As the food editor and staff writer for Creative Loafing Tampa, I write about everything from craft beer to abortion legislation. I spend my days trolling strip malls for unknown ethnic eateries and digging my heels into long-form news pieces.