JAWS Journalists of the Year

Women journalists have long worked to dismantle discrimination in the workplace, to advocate for victims of sexual harassment and end unequal pay. In 2018, the #MeToo movement brought a conversation which had already been in progress into the light.

This year, Journalism and Women Symposium will honor the women journalists who have sparked change in their news organizations, as well as those who embody our mission to work toward an accurate portrayal of women in society through their reporting, and those who are supportive mentors.

We are accepting nominations in three categories.

JAWS Journalist of the Year

This award honors a woman who embodies Journalism and Woman Symposium’s mission to work toward an accurate portrayal of women in society through her reporting, whether print, web, video, audio or through other media. All journalists, whether member or not, are eligible to be nominated.

JAWS Changemaker of the Year

This award honors women who have spurred change within their newsrooms or organizations in areas such as pay equality, staff diversity and policies that advance the professional empowerment of women, people of color, LGBT people, people with disabilities and other under-represented groups in journalism. All journalists, whether member or not, are eligible to be nominated.

JAWS Mentor of the Year

This award honors an outstanding mentor for her efforts in sharing skills, advice and support to fellow women in journalism. Only JAWS members are eligible to be nominated.

To submit a nomination for the JAWS Journalist of the Year Awards, fill out the form below:

JAWS Journalist of the Year Nomination
This award honors a woman who embodies Journalism and Woman Symposium’s mission to work toward an accurate portrayal of women in society through her reporting, whether print, web, video, audio or through other media. All journalists, whether member or not, are eligible to be nominated.
This award honors women who have spurred change within their newsrooms or organizations in areas such as pay equality, staff diversity and policies that advance the professional empowerment of women, people of color, LGBT people, people with disabilities and other under-represented groups in journalism. All journalists, whether member or not, are eligible to be nominated.
This award honors an outstanding mentor for her efforts in sharing skills, advice and support to fellow women in journalism. Only JAWS members are eligible to be nominated.