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JAWS joins journalism groups in calling for police to halt use of violence and arrests against journalists

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The nation’s leading journalism and press freedom organizations today called on law enforcement, mayors and governors across the country to halt the unprecedented assault against journalists in the field covering the protests for social justice. The following open letter to police nationwide was signed by 18 organizations including: The National Press Club (NPC), The National Press Club […]

Resources for covering protests, journalist safety

Journalism & Women Symposium (JAWS) condemns the continued acts of violence against journalists who are covering protests over police brutality across the country. We urge our members – and all journalists – to know their rights and to stay safe. Here is a list of resources: Covering a protest? Know your rights (Poynter) Resources for […]

JAWS stands with arrested CNN reporter

MAY 29, 2020 – The Journalism & Women Symposium (JAWS) stands in solidarity with CNN reporter Omar Jimenez and all journalists working on the front lines to bear witness to the facts about people, places and events in a democratic society. JAWS also stands with NABJ, NAHJ, AAJA and other journalism organizations in their condemnation […]

JAWS self-care resource guide for journalists during COVID-19

Curated by Marissa Evans, Social Issues Reporter, The Star Tribune As coronavirus upends every aspect of our personal and professional lives, journalists are expected to do what we’ve always done: soldier on. No matter how dire the headlines get each passing day about the pandemic, this is a story that will have ripple effects for […]

JAWS joins #PRESSential campaign to thank journalists on the frontlines of COVID-19

Journalism & Women Symposium (JAWS) is a proud partner of the #PRESSential campaign. We are thankful for the journalists who are working through emotional, tireless days, and often risking their own lives to keep our communities informed through this pandemic. Information about COVID-19 is changing at an alarming rate, and like so many other essential […]

JAWS and NABJ stand against unacceptable treatment of Yamiche Alcindor

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and Journalism & Women Symposium (JAWS) stand firmly against President Trump’s unacceptable treatment of PBS Newshour’s White House Correspondent Yamiche Alcindor. When Alcindor pressed Trump at a March 29 briefing about his statement that some states might not need as many medical ventilators as they had requested to […]

Joint statement denouncing anti-Asian racism during coronavirus outbreak

We at Journalism & Women Symposium join AAJA, NABJ, NAHJ, NLGJA and NAJA in denouncing the escalating violence and rhetoric aimed at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, including journalists, amid the coronavirus outbreak. Here is AAJA’s full statement: March 19, 2020 From the Board of Directors of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), with the […]

Coronavirus guidance – and resources – from JAWS

By Mira Lowe As concerns about the coronavirus (Covid-19) mount, we at Journalism & Women Symposium want you to know that we are taking steps to protect your safety while still offering you the benefits of membership. First, we encourage all regional groups to cancel any programming until your community’s public health authorities have given the all-clear. Gather […]

CAMP 2019: JAWS fellowship applications available

Applications are now available for the Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS) 2019 fellowship program. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. EDT June 28. We bring fellows to our Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) each year for three days of training, networking and professional development. Our past fellows leave an impressive legacy of journalistic achievement and […]

CAMP is coming Sept 20-22, 2019. Take advantage of our SUPER Early rate!

We are happy to announce that registration is now open for Journalism & Women Symposium’s annual Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP 2019) to be held in Williamsburg, Va. at the Williamsburg Lodge from Sept. 20-22. This year’s conference is being organized under the theme: “Facing Our Past, Defining Our Future,” as we explore our country’s […]

CAMP 2019: Apply for a JAWS Fellowship

Are you a woman journalist looking for support, skills training and the next step in your career? Journalism & Women Symposium (JAWS) welcomes you to apply to our fellowship program. We bring fellows to our Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) each year for three days of training, networking and professional development. Our past fellows leave […]