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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 […]

Join Theola DeBose for Sept. 22 Wednesday Webinar: Creating a New Professional Profile on Existing Skills

Please join us again on September 22 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET to explore more ways for women journalists to remain resilient and successful as the media industry changes. If you didn’t attend JSKILLS founder Theola DeBose’s first webinar with JAWS, that’s ok!  In this webinar, Theola will help you dig deep to uncover […]

CAMPonDemand 2021 Registration Open – Prices Go Up Sept. 25

Be sure to register for this year’s JAWS Conference And Mentoring Program (CAMP) before early-bird pricing ends! #CAMPonDemand2021 — Re-EMERGING and Reimagining will be online and on-demand Oct. 15-17, bringing us together to share, discuss, laugh, listen and learn. Early-bird pricing is $79 for JAWS members and $99 for non-members. Prices increase to $99 for […]

Apply today for an Alice Dunnigan Stipend to attend JAWS CAMP 2021

Women journalists who work in small markets providing local news and/or who cover underrepresented communities may apply for a full-registration stipend to participate in the Conference And Mentoring Program (CAMP) happening Oct. 15-17 online and one demand. The stipends, which honor the work of pioneering Black journalist Alice Allison Dunnigan, are available for women not currently JAWS […]

CAMP 2021: First Two Keynote Speakers Announced; Registration, Scholarships and Schedule Coming Soon!

The first two keynote speakers for CAMP 2021 have been scheduled – and you won’t want to miss them at this year’s online and on-demand conference. More information, CAMP schedule and registration information coming SOON! Watch this space and here. Melody Spann Cooper is chairman and CEO of Chicago’s Midway Broadcasting Corporation, a media boutique whose […]

JAWS President Named Dean of the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication at FAMU

Congratulations to JAWS president Mira Lowe on becoming the next dean of the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication at Florida A&M University (FAMU). She will assume her new role on Oct 22. Mira currently is assistant dean for Student Experiences and director of the Innovation News Center (INC) at the University of Florida College […]

Don’t forget today’s Wednesday Webinar – discover your transferrable skills

Are you curious how your journalism skills can transfer into a new career? Have you started to explore career options and are eager for some guidance? Women journalists face special challenges staying resilient amidst media industry changes. During the webinar led by JSKILLS founder Theola DeBose, you’ll learn five ways to discover your transferable skills so you can have […]

Sign up for JAWS next Wednesday Webinar on July 28: SPJ’s Facebook for Journalists

Facebook for Journalists is a Society of Professional Journalists training program in partnership with Facebook, and JAWS is bringing this program to you this month. Join trainer and journalist J. Kyle Foster Wednesday July 28 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET for this workshop aimed at teaching the ways Facebook tools can help create […]

CAMP theme: “Re-emerging and reimagining: What’s next for women in journalism?”


CAMP 2021 –  “Re-emerging and reimagining: What’s next for women in journalism?” The idea behind the theme is to look forward, from the tumultuous events of the past year and a half and to envision how we can make journalism a healthier, saner, stronger and more trusted profession. For more on CAMP 2021 – Oct. […]

Call for authors for Books & Browse CAMP 2021 – Deadline now July 8

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Jawdesses, Do you have a new book published between October 1, 2020 and October 1,2021? If so, we would love to include you and your work in Books & Browse at online and on-demand CAMP this year. You are eligible if you contributed a chapter in a published book as well. You can repeat a title if it was reissued in […]