Author Archives: J Kyle Foster

Congratulations, journalism grads, and thanks for choosing a career in journalism!

For the last 35 years, we at Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS) have been supporting underrepresented journalists across the US — and beyond — with meaningful networking, advocacy, and personal and professional development. If you’re a 2020 or 2021 journalism graduate who self-identifies as a woman (cisgender and transgender) or non-binary person, we have a graduation […]

JAWS Mother’s Day fundraiser was an amazing success! Let’s keep it going!

WOW! What an incredibly successful Mother’s Day fundraiser!! Past president Kat Rowlands offered to match the first $3,000 that came in during our Mother’s Day fundraiser. And you did it! You gave more than $3,000 — honoring women who’ve inspired you, whether mothers or others. Kat doubled your donations, giving us $6,061 total in May. […]

May 26 Wednesday Webinar: Hear about the founding mothers of NPR

Register in advance to join journalist and writer Lisa Napoli for a lively webinar chat on May 26, at 7 p.m. ET, to hear about her latest book, “Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR.” In the 1970s, four dynamic journalists arrived at National Public Radio and began […]

Honor a Special Woman This Mother’s Day

Dearest JAWS members, JAWS is packed with inspiring women who are blazing journalistic trails — drawing on the strength, love, support and inspiration we’ve gotten from our mothers and from other women who’ve been our models and our mentors. So for Mother’s Day, what better way to honor those women than to make a gift to […]

There’s Still Time to Sign Up for the May 5 JAWS-AIR Wednesday Webinar on Freelancer Protections

Join AIR and JAWS for a discussion on freelancer and independent journalists’ protections this week on Wednesday, May 5. JAWS and the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR) will present A Freelancers Guide to Protections: Personal, Professional, and Financial Considerations. A one-hour panel discussion on freelancer protections starts at 6 p.m. ET and will be followed by another hour of […]

May 5 Wednesday Webinar on Freelancers, Independent Journalists’ Protections

Join AIR and JAWS for a discussion on freelancer and independent journalists’ protections Wednesday, May 5. JAWS and the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR) will present A Freelancers Guide to Protections: Personal, Professional, and Financial Considerations. A one-hour panel discussion on freelancer protections starts at 6 p.m. ET and will be followed by another hour of breakout room conversations […]

There’s still time to sign up for Webinar Wednesday this week! April 7, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST

Register HERE  Meet four women who are organizing newsrooms and freelancers. Why? What are the outcomes, the stakes, the implications, not only for our industry but the communities we serve? How can you get involved? JAWS board member, editor, writer, teacher and consultant Carla Murphy will moderate the conversation with our guests Daniela Altimari (state […]

Announcement: JAWS CAMP 2021 Will be Online and On Demand!

The JAWS Board of Directors has decided to host CAMP 2021 on Oct.15-17. Just like last year, it will be online and on demand. We know many of us were hoping we’d be able to meet again in person this year. Unfortunately, there is still a lot of uncertainty regarding travel, vaccinations and large in-person gatherings […]

Attention Members: Call for Volunteers

JAWS is looking for member volunteers for the 2021-22 committees and task forces! Please consider joining a committee or task force this year to share your unique skills and opinions to support the Journalism & Women Symposium mission: supporting the professional empowerment and personal growth of women and working toward a more accurate portrayal of […]

Celebrating a JAWS Founder, Fran Lewine, Who Would Have Been 100 Years Old This Month

Fran Lewine, one of the founding members of the Journalism & Women’s Symposium, would have been 100 years old this month. JAWS has honored her over the years with the Fran Lewine Interview Project to record the stories of women who made a mark in journalism. Fran was a leader among women journalists in the […]

New JAWS Merchandise!

Check out the JAWS merchandise store for cool 35th anniversary swag! JAWS Store – click here for new sweatshirts, T-shirts, bags, masks and coffee mugs to show off your support and celebrate JAWS and 35 years of supporting the professional empowerment and personal growth of women in journalism and its work toward a more accurate portrayal […]

35th JAWS CAMP – CAMP On DEMAND – KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

JAWS CAMP 2020 Keynote Speakers Include Award-Winner Journalist Soledad O’Brien SOLEDAD O’BRIEN is our Saturday evening keynote at JAWS CAMP this year! The 35th JAWS CAMP will be online and on demand! Ms. O’Brien will be giving a talk LIVE and will be available for Q&A. O’Brien is an award-winning documentarian, journalist, speaker, author, and […]

35th JAWS CAMP – 2020 CAMP On Demand – Early Bird Pricing Ends Nov. 4

Be sure to register for the 35th JAWS CAMP before early-bird pricing ends! CAMP is online this year Dec. 4-6. #CAMPOnDEMAND— The Future of Journalism: Forging the Path Together will be online and on-demand, bringing us together to share, discuss, laugh, listen and learn. Register here for #CAMPOnDEMAND. We believe going virtual is the safest and most […]