Author Archives: JAWS Communications

CAMP On-Demand is now live: How to register

Couldn’t make it to CAMP? Register here for On-Demand access and watch all of the sessions at your own convenience: Tickets cost $50 and once you have registered you will have access to all of the #CAMPOnDEMAND resources until December 2021. If you attended #CAMPOnDEMAND then you can now watch all of the sessions […]

You and the National Women & Media Collection

By Jean Gaddy Wilson, founding member of JAWS, the International Women & Media Foundation and the National Women & Media Collection. You haven’t gotten this far in media without initiating extraordinary actions and insights.   Your point-of-view, your stories, investigations, new media ventures, your career innovations in slip-sliding technology, are priceless.  We’re saying everything you’ve kept […]

How to: Pre-recorded presentations

Meeting recording available here: Recorded on: Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, 12 p.m. ET OBJECTIVES: support those pre-recording presentations in how to setup and deliver their pre-recording and turn it over to JAWS; provide insight into the platform that will be used and how live and pre-recorded sessions will show up and be engaged with […]

JAWS #CAMPOnDEMAND: Presenters’ Guide

Each presenter was invited to the PheedLoop platform, into the Speaker Portal. Please check your email (including junk/spam) for anything from PheedLoop. If you are still unable to locate any information, send an email to . That portal includes information about what JAWS needs from presenters, your session information as it shows on the conference […]

JAWS offers Alice stipends to the 35th CAMP to support local news journalists

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on local news coverage (more than 1 in 5 local newspapers have closed), the Legacy Fund of the Journalism and Women Symposium will provide stipends for women journalists in small markets and/or whose work focuses on underserved communities. Stipends for successful applicants will cover registration costs […]

Join the JAWS Board and make everlasting connections

By Alex Hinojosa Before joining the JAWS Board I was rather timid and unsure of myself. What was this organization? How could I make a difference? Through the encouragement of Kate Gannon, the former regional captain of the Borderland JAWS group, I attended my first CAMP conference, a gathering that combines professional development, productive training, […]

JAWS today: Advancing women is advancing journalism

25th President Mira Lowe

“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 […]

JAWS at 35: Unspoken, unquiet missions

Jane Marshall

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 […]

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 […]

IWMF & JAWS: Virtual safety training on hostile environments

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 – and virtual

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 […]

#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, […]

VIDEO: Fighting misinformation webinar

Sandra Fish, a past JAWS president working as a 2020 First Draft News fellow and Mazin Sidahmed, co-founding editor and senior reporter at Documented, showed us how to fight misinformation and use those skills to better connect with immigrant communities on a June 24, 2020 webinar. Watch the video here: Check out the tip sheet […]

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 […]