The Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS) will bring a Betsy Wade Legacy Fund Fellow to our annual Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) for three days of training, networking and professional development. This year’s JAWS CAMP will be held at The Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Oregon Oct.12-14, 2018.
What is CAMP?
The annual JAWS CAMP focuses on strengthening core journalism skills, building personal brands and careers and developing strategies for success in our evolving media landscape. Participants move toward improving gender parity in our profession, empowering women in leadership and management, and encouraging a more accurate portrayal of the whole society. Participants enjoy a dynamic weekend filled with inspiring speakers, motivating career development sessions as well as rewarding networking and mentoring opportunities. CAMP is an experience that has helped launch countless careers, and ignited lifelong friendships.
What is the Betsy Wade Legacy Fund Fellowship?
The fellowship is for women journalists of color, in honor of Betsy Wade, a distinguished editor and lifelong leader in struggles for women and people of color to participate fully and fairly in the profession of journalism. Learn more about Betsy Wade here and watch an interview here. The fellowship offers a stipend that covers CAMP registration and travel expenses. Fellows also receive a one-year JAWS membership or renewal.
What does the Betsy Wade Legacy Fund Fellowship entail?
Fellows will be asked to blog the weekend’s events for the JAWS website and to participate in promotional videos to help spread the word about CAMP and JAWS fellowships.
Who can apply?
A working newswoman of color with at least three years of professional experience. We invite applicants from communities traditionally underrepresented in the media.
Professional journalism experience includes up to one full year of campus news publication/broadcast experience, paid and unpaid internship experience, as well as contract, freelance, part-time and full-time work.
How do I apply?
To apply, please create a one-time, free account with submittable.com and complete the online application, which includes:
- A one-page résumé.
- Two samples of your professional, published work in journalism (links or documents). All work samples must be provided in English.
- Brief descriptions of your submitted samples.
- A Personal Statement (no more than 500 words). Describe how your work and professional values relate to Betsy Wade’s, and how you intend to advance the mission of JAWS. Also tell us why you would need financial assistance to attend CAMP.
- Letter of recommendation from a supervisor (professor, editor, etc.) who knows your work. We would prefer to receive the recommendation letter attached with the rest of your application. However, if your recommender would rather email the letter directly to the fellowship committee (), please ask him/her to include your first and last name in the subject line.
The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. EDT May 18, 2018.Any application that doesn’t comply with these instructions will not be considered.
If you have any questions about the fellowship or the application process, please contact Nikki Raz at . For more information and updates about this year’s CAMP, please visit the JAWS website at www.jaws.org.
- About JAWS’ Legacy Committee
The Legacy Committee is composed of JAWS members, including at least one member of the board of directors. The committee develops special projects that enrich the work of Journalism and Women Symposium and honor the trailblazers of JAWS.