As we celebrate this milestone, look for special events on jaws.org that celebrate our history of supporting the professional empowerment and personal growth of women and people who identify as women, along with our dedication to diversity and inclusion. Here is a sneak peek at what is coming up: We are thrilled to announce that […]
“When you truly possess all you have been and done, which may take some time, you are fierce with reality.” ― Florida Scott-Maxwell For 35 years, JAWS has been a unique sisterhood, fostering connections between women journalists and supporting them in the profession. It has served as a source of information and inspiration, a place […]
This is what I know about the first JAWS gathering, 35 years ago this month at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado: As organizer Tad Bartimus led our troop of 15 up to a mountain cabin to hear Jean Gaddy Wilson report on the number of women in newsrooms and editor’s offices (bleak); as […]
The International Women’s Media Foundation, in partnership with the Journalism & Women Symposium, is offering a virtual safety training on hostile environments in the U.S. Given the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, the upcoming election and ongoing protests across the country, we know that this is a critical moment for the safety of journalists and […]
CAMP 2020 is on! It will take place from Dec. 4-6. #CAMPOnDemand — The Future of Journalism: Forging the Path Together will be virtual and on-demand, bringing us together to share, discuss, laugh, listen and learn. We believe going virtual is the safest and most cost-effective way for our members and supporters to gather during this […]
The Journalism & Women Symposium (JAWS) denounce the violence against journalists in the protests taking place across the country. “Journalists, media crews and news organizations are a critical connection between people at home and the protests in the streets. Those who target journalists with rubber bullets take aim at the First Amendment,” said Mira Lowe, […]
This article was originally posted in the Connecting Newsletter.
By Linda Deutsch, JAWS member
The byline is familiar to all who read international news: Edith M. Lederer. But to her world of friends and colleagues she is even more well known by her nickname, Edie. As she marks her 50th anniversary with the Associated Press, Edie Lederer may be the longest serving woman reporter in AP history. (This writer put in 48 years).