JAWS and AIR partner to offer exchange membership

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By Rachel Sams, JAWS membership committee chair

We mentioned in our April JAWS (Journalism and Women Symposium) newsletter that we had some exciting news coming soon about meaningful partnerships with other journalism organizations.

We met our deadline.

JAWS has built an incredibly strong professional and personal training and support network for women journalists.

AIR has created a powerful alliance of independent audio producers, multimedia journalists and public media programs, stations and networks.

Today, JAWS and AIR are announcing an exchange membership rate for their members. AIR members can join JAWS at a special rate of $35, and JAWS members can join AIR at a special rate of $87.50.

Many of our JAWS members are hungry for more resources and connections in audio journalism. And more than half of AIR’s members identify as women; now, they can access JAWS’ extensive network of resources and connections for women journalists at a special rate.

“JAWS’ greatest strength is the diversity of its members,” said President Yumi Wilson. “We have long been a space where women working in print, video, audio and digital media come together to encourage one another and share opportunities. Our new partnership with AIR — with its vibrant network of audio producers, multimedia journalists and other media makers — will make this collaboration possible on a larger scale. I’m thrilled to welcome new voices into our organization.”

More details about JAWS membership benefits and how to join can be found here, and about AIR membership benefits and how to join here.

The code for JAWS members to access the AIR discount is JAWS30. At checkout for a $125 one-year membership on the AIR website, users should click “make changes,” which will allow them to enter the discount code.

AIR members seeking to join JAWS can do so by selecting the AIR exchange membership rate option on our website, or by registering as a voting member with the “Bill me Later” option and sending an email to membership@jaws.org.