Author Archives: J Kyle Foster

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 […]

Reuters’ Galloni eyes non-traditional paths to leadership, more inclusive newsrooms

By Andrea Shalal JAWS member White House/Economics Correspondent Thomson Reuters Alessandra Galloni, appointed in April 2021 as Reuters’ first female editor-in-chief in the news agency’s 170-year history, said she got some great workplace advice years ago when she had her first child: Return to a bigger job. She took that advice, and it paid off […]

Call for CAMP volunteers!

JAWS will be launching a virtual news studio for the first time at this year’s CAMP. At every break, we’ll invite CAMPers to stop by and share what they’ve learned at CAMP, what they’re working on, issues they care about and any thoughts about JAWS. We need volunteers to help interview other JAWdesses and manage […]

There’s Still Time to Register for CAMP

CAMP starts THIS Friday! The ever popular Silent Auction opens Thursday! Don’t miss out – join us for #CAMPonDemand2021 — Re-emerging and Reimaging — an online gathering where women in journalism will explore the “aha!” moments we’ve had during the past year of Covid and the ways we are reimagining what’s next for women in […]