Author Archives: Andrea

PEN America offers online harassment self-defense training

Join Journalism & Women Symposium for a virtual Online Harassment Self-Defense Training with Viktorya Vilk of PEN America on Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 6-7:30 p.m. ET. Register here. Women journalists are facing unprecedented levels of hate and harassment online. Abusive trolls are joining forces to disproportionately target, intimidate, discredit, and silence women and those who also identify as LGBTQIA+, Indigenous, […]

JAWS President’s Message: virtual CAMP, partnerships and more

25th President Mira Lowe

By Mira Lowe The past few months have been challenging for all of us. COVID-19 has been particularly dangerous for women and women who identify as journalists, the UN reports, as incidences of violence have increased and more reporters experience online bullying and threats. In the face of these difficult times, the JAWS Board of […]

JAWS seeks Communications & Community Manager

Communications & Community Manager Position Description Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS) seeks a creative, flexible, and entrepreneurial full-time Communications & Community Manager. This is a new contracted position for JAWS and is ideal for a candidate with communications, social media and program management experience interested in gaining nonprofit association experience. The contract position requires a […]

#WebinarWednesday: Small business basics for freelancers

Navigating journalism as a full or part-time freelancer is tough enough. Whether you’re new to freelance writing or other independent contracting, or simply need a refresher for the COVID-19 economy, join Journalism & Women Symposium for a webinar with Stacie Brew on August 12 at 7 p.m. Eastern Time.  The webinar is free and open […]

JAWS Webinar: Managing Stress in Uncertain Times

Join the Journalism & Women Symposium’s next webinar July 20 from 7-8:30 p.m. Eastern Time / 4-5:30 p.m. Pacific Time to learn how to manage the stressors and demands of being a journalist during these unpredictable times of COVID-19, industry insecurity and social and political unrest. Register here. About the webinar Today’s journalists feel under siege physically, […]

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

Media partners

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 […]