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The Journalism & Women Symposium receives Ford Foundation grant

The Journalism & Women Symposium (JAWS) is pleased to announce it has received a $50,000 grant from the Ford Foundation.
These funds will assist the organization’s hiring of a full-time Executive Director, in tandem with the Democracy Fund grant awarded earlier this year, and provide support to regional groups around the country. It is an urgent priority at this time for JAWS to organize and implement diversity and inclusiveness training at the regional level, and this grant will be a crucial pillar of that mission.

Journalism & Women Symposium hires diversity & inclusion consultant

The Journalism & Women Symposium (JAWS) is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Mary J. Wardell to lead the organization in its efforts to create a more inclusive, welcoming space for all members.

Wardell began working with the all-volunteer JAWS Board of Directors this week. She will focus on building the board’s capacity to be more equitable and to forge a more inclusive organization, including conducting trainings for the board, crafting regional group discussion outlines and developing an evaluation plan to measure the efficacy of those initiatives.

Help women journalists this Giving Tuesday

Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS) has been advocating for women journalists, fostering powerful connections among its members and helping them build their skills for more than 30 years — and we’re just getting started.

To continue our work, we need your help. We are at a critical juncture in the sustainability of our organization — and JAWS is more essential than ever as women journalists face new opportunities and challenges.

Help us continue providing value to members with a Giving Tuesday donation to JAWS this year.

Some ways to help:

Give on Facebook

Contribute to board member Lindsey Anderson’s campaign (she will match up to $1,000)

Donate via Network For Good

Shop with Amazon Smile – a percentage of your purchases will support JAWS

CAMP 2018: Tip sheets, interviews and highlights

Do you want to brush up on the lessons you learned at CAMP 2018, or check out info from a session you missed? Thanks to our 2018 fellows who prepared tip sheets and interviewed our keynote speakers, presenters who shared resources and attendees live-tweeted, we have a collection of tip sheets, videos and other media here. We hope you find it helpful!

Asal Ehsanipour

Asal Ehsanipour is a radio reporter and producer based in San Francisco. She is trained on all aspects of radio production through KALW’s Audio Academy, and currently interns for California Foodways, a public radio series and podcast about the intersection of food, culture, and economics in every county in California.

2018 Emerging Journalist fellow

Sana Malik

Sana Malik is a documentary filmmaker and freelance journalist who has produced video for the Toronto Star and the Canadian Press, and written for BuzzFeed, VICE and the CBC on issues of immigration, labor and inclusion. Sana founded an award-winning platform for multimedia storytellers of color called This is Worldtown.

2018 Emerging Journalist fellow

Pauly Denetclaw

Pauly Denetclaw is a reporter for the Navajo Times in Window Rock, Arizona. She was previously a Senior Fellow for Generation Justice (GJ), a nationally recognized multimedia projects that teaches young people how to harness the power of media. A proud citizen of the Navajo Nation, Pauly prioritizes Indigenous communities in her reporting.

2018 Emerging Journalist fellow

Jazmin Goodwin

Jazmin Goodwin recently graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in journalism and a minor in graphic design from Howard University, where she served as editor-in-chief of The Hilltop. Jazmin is a graduate student at CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism and the recipient of the inaugural Ida B. Wells Society Scholarship.

2018 Emerging Journalist fellow

Marielle Argueza

Marielle Argueza is a staff writer and calendar editor for the Monterey County Weekly. She focuses mostly on K-12 education in her reporting, and has also written on issues of homelessness, immigration and food. Passionate about training the next generation of future journalists, Marielle leads the Weekly’s internship program.

2018 Emerging Journalist fellow

Sydney Greene

Sydney Greene is a full-time reporting fellow at The Texas Tribune, where she covers state politics and policy at The Texas Tribune through breaking news and enterprise stories. A recent graduate of Arizona State University, Sydney’s passion in journalism is to help tell the stories of underrepresented communities.

2018 Emerging Journalist fellow

Apology from JAWS board of directors

“It’s never too late to drop your beliefs and let your wounds heal. Instead of wounding others as well.”  ― Adam Scythe, Immortals, Vol. II

JAWS is an organization I have been honored to be a part of for many years, not just because it is led by women who broke down newsroom barriers for women but because it has provided me a safe space to vent about being a woman of color in mostly all-white and all-male workplaces for most of my career.

Unfortunately, CAMP was not a safe space for many of us this year.

Aysha Khan

Aysha Khan is a Boston-based journalist working at the Religion News Service as a social media editor and freelance reporter covering Islam. Aysha’s work, which focuses on Muslims in America and digital culture, appears in the Washington Post, NBC, VICE, ThinkProgress and more. She also runs a newsletter, “Creeping Sharia.”

2018 Emerging Journalist Fellow

Jazmin Bailey

Jazmin Bailey is an Emmy Award-winning anchor for WESH 2 News Sunrise in Orlando, Florida. One of her priorities is ensuring more live interviews are from people of color. As the only anchor in the market to embrace her natural hair on-air, Jazmin makes a valuable statement about inclusion.

2018 Diversity fellow