JAWS Newsletter

Sample of stories you’ll find in this edition:

PRESIDENT’S LETTER:The Power of Networking

By Megan Kamerick

At the recent Edge of Change conference at the Poynter Institute I was struck by a comment by Pam Johnson, one of the earliest members of JAWS and one of the editors of the “Edge of Change” book. She said years ago, JAWS members helped her get a job in Arizona. Johnson went on to hold executive and managing editor positions at The Arizona Republic and The Phoenix Gazette.

The most powerful thing we have as women, she said, is networking.  • To read more of this article click here.

JAWS Meets in Southeast Michigan Journalism

Fara Warner, JAWS Director
Fara Warner

By Fara Warner

Board member Fara Warner and JAWS members Carol Guensburg and Birgit Rieck hosted a JAWS get-together in Ann Arbor, Mich. … Mary Morgan, founder and publisher of the hyper-local news website AnnArborChronicle.com, talked about entrepreneurial journalism with more than 20 journalists, educators and students gathered at Wallace House, home to the University of Michigan’s Knight-Wallace Fellowships in Journalism. • To read more of this article click here.

Poynter Conference Focuses
on the Future of Women in Journalism

By Megan Kamerick

An impressive group of nearly 70 women representing the best of journalism gathered at the Poynter Institute in May to talk about the past, present and future of women in the profession. The focus of the gathering was a new book, The Edge of Change: Women in the 21st Century Press, edited by Pamela Creedon, Pamela Johnson, Wanda Lloyd and June Nicholson. It includes essays by several JAWS members, including Peggy Simpson, Arlene Morgan and Geneva Overholser.      • To read more of this article click here.

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