CAMP 2012: Register now!

Registration is now open for JAWS CAMP 2012

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem!      • Voting rights expert Keesha Gaskins!

Pulitzer winner Sara Ganim!     Tech trainers!     And you!


JAWS has an amazing weekend of inspiring speakers, extra training and valuable panels set for CAMP 2012 from Oct. 26-28. Be one of the first to sign up for three days of professional development, networking and mentoring in a beautiful setting at the Tamaya Resort and Spa on the Santa Ana Pueblo near Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Early-bird DISCOUNT registration is $275; after September 15, the price will be $325.

Your registration fee covers most meals, all panels, speakers and training sessions over three days. See hotel information below.


Come early and stay late – we have a new twist on our usual schedule. Plan to arrive by noon on Friday, Oct. 26 and attend the training on how to cover the economics of your beat. JAWS is teaming up with the Reynolds Center for Business Journalism to provide some valuable training on covering the business side to any story. It starts at 1 p.m. on Friday and is included in the regular CAMP registration fee.

Plan to stay late because on Sunday, we have an extra special lunch with Gloria Steinem as our keynote speaker, followed by an afternoon of free time to enjoy the desert mountains, the local shops or the on-site spa. Gloria will join us again for a more informal Wine and Whine program in the evening.

Plus, we have a bonus if you arrive Thursday when you can take advantage of training being held by the American Copy Editors Society (at their member rates). Extra sightseeing will be arranged for Thursday night and Friday morning with JAWS Past President and Albuquerque resident Megan Kamerick.


Other highlights:

Negotiating Your Way to the Top
Hone the skills you need to move forward, whether in advocating for a story, a position, more money or just to gain confidence in asserting yourself. Amy Resnick is inviting experts to CAMP who will give you the tools boost your influence, power and pay.

Tech Training for Women
You’ve heard of speed dating? We’re going to try it with social media. This will be your chance for quick and targeted mini sessions on everything from Facebook to Storify to Twitter. Tech mavens Teresa Puente and Sandra Fish are working wonders again to bring you the latest and greatest. You’ll even have time to practice the social media tools you want to master. You can drop in to the sessions you want to target your learning all weekend long.

Gloria Steinem will be our 2012 Keynote Speaker.
Gloria Steinem has been an iconic feminist leader and inspiration to many of us in JAWS, so we are especially pleased to welcome her this year to speak to us, experience CAMP and meet up with old and new friends. She will speak at our Sunday lunch and also attend our Wine and Whine gathering Sunday evening. As most of you know, Gloria is a writer, lecturer, editor and feminist activist. She travels around the world as an organizer and lecturer and is a frequent media spokeswoman on issues of equality. She is particularly interested in the shared origins of sex and race caste systems, gender roles and child abuse as roots of violence, non-violent conflict resolution, the cultures of indigenous peoples, and organizing across boundaries for peace and justice. She now lives in New York City, and is currently at work on a new book.

Keesha Gaskins will be our 2012 Shanahan Speaker.
As you know, at least 32 states are dealing with some new manifestation of so-called Photo ID or other restrictive measures for voter eligibility. This phenomenon has produced surprising results in many 2010 legislative elections. Keesha is senior counsel at The Brennan Center for Justice Democracy Program and a former state League of Women Voters executive. The Brennan Center at New York University’s law school has been at the forefront of a legal and public education campaign to challenge these laws and explain likely effects. With CAMP coming just before the November elections, Keesha’s news-to-use speech will address what has happened but also suggest effects to look for in this campaign season.

Small Town, Big News: A conversation between Sara Ganim and Judy Muller.
Sara Ganim wakes up at 3 a.m. to start reporting for her newspaper, the Patriot-News in Harrisburg, PA. She uses her iPhone to record interviews, sleeps with a police blotter on her nightstand and won a Pulitzer prize for her coverage of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal at Penn State University. She’s 24-years-old. Judy Muller, an Emmy, duPont-Columbia and Peabody Award-winning television correspondent and National Public Radio commentator, recently published Emus Loose in Egnar, a book about small town newspapers and how they’re not only surviving but thriving. In conversation, Ganim and Muller will talk about what Muller winkingly calls the Holy Trinity of local news: high school sports, obituaries and the police blotter. Ganim and Muller will discuss, among other things, what it takes to be an enterprising reporter in a small town, how Ganim’s work outshone that of her much larger competing media outlets, small town journalism leading to bigger national stories, and how small town newspapers are helping to shape the future of journalism

Human Trafficking
This is a crisis everywhere. Fara Warner is bringing us experts to fill us in on trends and tell us how to cover this important story in our own communities.

Freelance law, creative commons and libel
Dawn Garcia and Pam Moreland are bringing in lawyers and experts to help you navigate the issues and details of protecting what your write and telling the story in a way that protects you.

We’ll also have sessions dealing with Entrepreneurial Journalism; Midlife, Motherhood and Maintaining a Career; being part of the future of Local Journalism; and covering Indian country and Native American issues.

And, of course, we’re building in free time to enjoy the beauty and culture of the Southwest. Activities will be organized for hikers, shoppers and museum lovers on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


Don’t wait to register for CAMP.  Early bird registration is only $275 (including most meals and all sessions).  It will cost $325 after Sept. 15.

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa
1300 Tuyuna Trail
Santa Ana Pueblo, NM  87004 – US

You should fly into the Albuquerque, N.M. airport.  The resort is about 40 minutes from the airport. A shuttle is available if you make reservations in advance through the hotel, with discounted rates for multiple passengers.

Special CAMP rates for JAWS
Single/Double              $129
Triple                               $154
Quadruple Occupancy            $179
Regency Club                             $219
Suites            Junior – $258; Executive – $378; Conference – $498
All suite prices are quotes with one bedroom.

The daily resort fee of $17.62 has been waived for JAWS

Reservation number for the Tamaya Resort  (505) 867-1234

Don’t use the 800 number for Hyatt reservations.

Let the reservation person know that you are part of the JAWS conference.  DEADLINE — Sept. 26

Remember, fellow Campers may be looking for a roommate.  We’ve set-up a special listserv to help. If you have a room to share or need a place to stay, send the important details and info to:  

Questions?  Contact Becky Day