Author Archives: J Kyle Foster

We need a co-chair for the CAMP silent auction!

We’re looking for a volunteer to join JAWS Secretary and veteran auction handler Tanya Gazdik as co-chair for the JAWS CAMP 2022 silent auction. JAWS CAMP 2022 is in person in Austin, Texas, Sept. 9-11. We’ll have both on-site silent and online auction items. The position includes reaching out to past donors (many are ready […]

We need your book submissions for Books & Browse at JAWS CAMP in Austin

Books & Browse       Calling all authors of new books for Books & Browse participants at CAMP 2022!   Hi, Jawdesses!   Do you have a new book out published between October 2021 and October 2022 you would like to feature at JAWS camp? We are looking to have a brief panel discussion with […]

Complete this survey and share your suggestions for CAMP panels, speakers, activities

The 2022 CAMP committee is excited to see you in Austin IRL or online! But we need your ideas… If you have a panel, speaker, activity to suggest (or to lead!) please let us know by filling out this form! CAMP is Sept. 9-11 in Austin, Texas in person! Woohoo!

Join Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Molly O’Toole for a conversation Thursday, March 24

Join this week’s JAWS webinar – 7 p.m. ET, Thursday, March 24 – as we talk to Molly O’Toole, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter based in Washington, D.C., currently working on her book, “The Route,” a narrative of the new migrant underground, a deadly gauntlet for refugees from around the world that stretches from Brazil to the U.S.-Mexico […]

Eloiza Altoro Named Executive Director of JAWS

Eloiza Altoro

I’ve just been named (permanent) executive director of JAWS! Here’s why I’m so excited about the next 90 days By Eloiza Altoro I’m honored and excited to take on the permanent role of the Journalism & Women Symposium’s executive director. This incredible opportunity marks the beginning of a new chapter for the organization, whose mission […]

JAWS FREE Webinar Wednesday: Jhmira Alexander with Public Narrative

Join us TOMORROW, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. ET. as we talk with Jhmira Alexander, president and exec director of Public Narrative and incoming vice president of JAWS.   This is a FREE webinar from JAWS.   Driven by a mission to “shore up our country’s democratic underpinnings,” Public Narrative has for 25 years worked […]

Join a JAWS Committee or Task Force Dear JAWS members, We’re still seeking volunteers for JAWS committees, including CAMP, communications, diversity, elections, finance, fundraising, membership, regional groups, programming and elections. We also need volunteers for a special short-term task force to create a sustainable mentoring program. Fill out only the top of the form asking for your information […]

We just need $2,700 to claim our $5,000 match!

We’re excited to share that we’ve raised $2,286 so far in our year-end fundraiser! A generous donor will match every dollar we bring in, up to $5,000. We have only $2,714  more to go to claim the whole matching donation – bringing us $10,000 total and blowing past our year-end goal. You know how you love […]

Every dollar you give – up to $5,000 – will be matched by a generous donor. Keep reading!

I hope you’ve been as inspired by this year’s love letters to JAWS as I have. Dawn Garcia’s incredible tale of how JAWS supported her when she became the first Latina editor in her newsroom made me cheer. Georgia Dawkins’ story of how JAWS helped her tell her truth and then carried her through the aftermath made me […]

Savor Dawn Garcia’s heartfelt love letter to remember why JAWS is so special – and why it deserves your support

First published Nov. 26, 2021 Dear JAWS sisters, I first learned about JAWS as I was joining a newsroom that did not welcome the new Latina editor – me – hired instead of the guys they knew. It was my first official leadership role in a newsroom, and it was lonely. At my first JAWS […]

Georgia Dawkins’ love letter on JAWS and the sisterhood — and why it deserves your support in this season. When you give what you can, JAWS can give back to you all year.

Dearest JAWS sisters, JAWS helped me tell the truth — and changed my life. In 2014, as a JAWS fellow, I fell in love with CAMP — and with the validation, compassion, and acceptance that I felt all around me. This incredibly diverse group of women in different career phases and stages of life made […]