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September 2018: From Austin to Portland – and beyond

Traveling by plane, trains and automobiles to conferences across the country can be exhausting. I know. As I write this column, I am in the midst of my second conference in Austin, Texas. And while I am tired, I’m also exhilarated. I’m exhilarated not just because Austin is a cool place (and the destination for Journalism and Women Symposium’s conference in 2020!), but because I was allowed to reconnect with my inner journalist.

CAMP 2018: Find your next read at Books & Browse

By Lindsey Anderson

Looking for a book to read? You just might find your new favorite at the Conference & Mentoring Project in Welches, Oregon, next month.

Eight authors will share three-minute excerpts of their latest work during the first-ever Journalism & Women Symposium Books & Browse lightning readings. Then, if you like what you hear, head to the Books & Browse reception that will follow where you can chat with the authors, purchase their books and get them autographed.

CAMP 2018 activities: Bonfire, hiking, winery and more

by Lindsey Anderson

CAMP isn’t all business. There’s plenty of time to explore and meet friends new and old over the weekend.

Welcome bonfire

Get your witch hats and broomsticks and gather at our opening party—a bonfire with brews for purchase on Friday night.

Mentor time

Looking for someone to go to for career advice? Come chat with experienced industry leaders during roundtable mentorship discussions. Have a boatload of tips and tools you’re eager to share with other journalists? Volunteer to be a mentor and share your know-how with others.

Meet your 2018-2019 JAWS board candidates

Disclaimer: Candidates running for Journalism and Women Symposium’s volunteer board of directors are often asked to run by fellow JAWS members. Candidate profiles that mention being asked to run do not represent an endorsement by the board.

By Andrea Stone, Nominating Committee Chair

We are overwhelmed by the number of JAWdesses who have stepped up this year to run for the board. For the first time, perhaps ever, we have competitive races for all positions. Wow!

CAMP 2018: Calling authors for Books and Browse

By Lindsey Anderson

Do you have a new book out that you’re looking to share with a couple hundred journalists from around the country?

If so, the Journalism & Women Symposium has an opportunity for you: we’re looking for about eight authors to sell and sign their books during our annual Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) Books & Browse cocktail hour on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 6 to 7 p.m.

CAMP 2018: What to do in Welches

by Emily DeRuy

Just an hour east of Portland in the shadow of Mount Hood, the resort town of Welches welcomes visitors with lush forests, glittering lakes and plenty of opportunities for adventure. And lucky for those coming to Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) 2018, many of the town’s offerings are located right in or just steps from the Mount Hood Oregon Resort.

JAWS statement on Capital Gazette shooting

Any attack on a newsroom or journalists, no matter the motive, is an attack on the free press and the public’s right to know. We stand in solidarity with the courageous staff of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. The members of Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS) mourn for the people killed or wounded, and we support the journalists covering the ongoing investigation.

June webinar: Covering the 2018 Midterms with Data

Are you watching the primary results roll in and gearing up to cover the 2018 midterm elections? With a record number of candidates running for 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate – not to mention numerous state and local elections – the midterms will be a prime subject for reporters at the local and national level alike.